Mother sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for orchestrating murder of her son in South Africa
The Pietermaritzburg High Court in Zwazulu Natal, has sentenced a woman to 20 years in jail for premeditated murder and fraud.
Ziningi Jane Nzama, 49, allegedly killed her son, Asanda Nzama, in order to claim from insurance, where she stood to gain R1.5 million.
Nzama was sentenced on Monday, Janaury 31, after she pleaded guilty to the charges on 24 January 2022.
On April 2021 at 10:00, the body of Asanda Kwanda Nzama, was found inside a house at Esikhelekehleni in Inchanga with gunshot wounds to the head and body. He was declared dead the scene.
After an intensive investigation by the investigating officer assigned to investigate the docket, the accused Ziningi Jane Nzama was arrested on 11 December 2021 for the premeditated murder of her son.
Two more accused Simphiwe Silangwe (29) and Mthokoziseni Majozi (49) were also placed under arrest for charges of premediated murder and fraud.
During the course of the investigation, it emerged that the deceased was killed due to insurance policies that were taken under his name by the accused.
The matter regarding the two accused was adjourned to 24 February 2022 in the Camperdown Magistrates Court. The accused are still in custody.