Rosemary Ndlovu has been charged with contravening the Correctional Services Act after she was caught with a cellphone in prison.

Ndlovu is serving six life sentences for orchestrating multiple murders so she could collect insurance payouts. The former saps officer was sentenced in 2021 for murdering six people, including five relatives.

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“The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has internally charged Rosemary Ndlovu for contravening the Correctional Services Act after being caught with a mobile phone,” said DCS spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo.

“Inmates found in possession of cellphones are charged in terms of Section 23 (1) of Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998. They are then reprimanded accordingly. A process which may involve a withdrawal of privileges for a specified period, reclassification (downgrade) and other punitive measures,” he explained.

Insurance killer Rosemary Ndlovu caught with cellphone inside prison
Rosemary Ndlovu


Ndlovu is also serving an additional five years for defeating the ends of justice. Another 10 years for the fraud.

Judge Ramarumo Monama convicted Ndlovu for benefitting from insurance claims of more than R1.4 million.

She was filmed by an alleged hitman while plotting to kill her sister, her sister’s children and her elderly mother. Ndlovu is facing additional separate charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

The charges were in connection with an alleged murder plot in 2018 to kill two police officers, Sergeant Benneth Mabunda and Colonel Nthipe Boloka. The officers had investigated the multiple murders in which she was ultimately sentenced.