Cape Town – Ziningi Jane Nzama, 49, of KwaZulu-Natal, was reportedly sentenced to 20 years in prison by the Pietermaritzburg High Court this week after pleading guilty to the murder of her son Asanda, 20, whom she claimed was abusive to her.
According to News24, Asanda was found shot dead inside a house in Esikhelekehleni, Inchanga, in April 2021
“After an intensive investigation by the investigating officer assigned to investigate the docket, the accused Ziningi Jane Nzama was arrested on December 11, 2021, for the premeditated murder of her son,” the report quoted police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Nqobile Gwala as saying.
Nzama told the court that her son became abusive towards her after the death of his father in 2020.
She said he started using drugs and that as a result, he would take the family vehicles without permission, damage them, and expect her to repair them, IOL reported.
Nzama did not take long to confess to her son’s murder, the report said.
She said that she collaborated with Mthokoziseni Majozi, with whom she began a relationship in February of last year.
But first, they made sure they took out over R1 million in life insurance on him.
Together, with a third accomplice, Simphiwe Silangwe, they agreed that the deceased would be shot when he was at home.
She was arrested alongside Silangwe, 29, and Majozi, 49, who were also charged with Asanda’s murder.