Wife behind bars after conspiring in the murder of husband.
GA-MOTODI – The Limpopo SAPS arrested a 37-year-old-woman, her boyfriend and an alleged hit man for the murder of school teacher, Daniel Ramaipadi (53).
He was shot and killed by unknown men on July 22 at Ga Motodi Village. His car was also stolen but was found abandoned two days later at Ga Mashamothane Village near a sports field.
The police last week arrested his wife, Glenrose Vuyelwa Ramaipadi. According to the Limpopo SAPS spokesman, Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe the lady is suspected to have conspired with her boyfriend to hire a hit man to kill her husband. Ramaipadi appeared in the Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on a charge of murder and was denied bail.
Her alleged accomplices, Sewisha ‘Nomvethe’ Mphego (the alleged boyfriend) aged 42 and Richwell Moeng 34 (hit man), were also denied bail at the same court.
The case, believed to be domestic violence-related, was successfully cracked by a special task team compromising of the elite provincial tracking team, provincial crime intelligence and provincial detectives.
In a statement, acting provincial police commissioner, Maj-Gen Bafana Linda said, after the incident was reported to the police, a special task team was formed and a manhunt ensued, which led to the arrest of the three suspects. The police investigation is still continuing.
The deceased’s brother, Enos Ramaipadi told GT News that they are relieved that the suspects are behind bars.
“My brother’s wife tried framing some family members for the murder, and failed. She immediately fled with his properties and furniture after his burial. We applaud the provincial police for cracking the case and wish justice can be granted for our beloved brother.”
On December 3, the three suspects reappeared at the court. The accused’s lawyers suggested they preferred the court to appoint another presiding officer to handle the case. The magistrate at the court assured that they will seek another officer who will continue with the case. It was remanded to January 3.
Ramaipadi was gunned down while arriving at his home on July 22 at about 20:00. The deceased was a teacher and head of department at Manoke High school.