Nurse arrested for allegedly killing domestic worker in Lenasia South for R6m life insurance

A 48-year-old nurse has been arrested for allegedly murdering her 21-year-old domestic worker for R6 million in life insurance.

The woman, who cannot be named until she appears in court, allegedly took out three life insurance policies for Busiswa Nxumalo with three different companies – Stangen Life, Outsurance, and King Price. The policies had a combined value of R6 million. The nurse was the only beneficiary.

News24 was present when the woman, who is employed as a nurse in Alberton, was arrested on Wednesday morning at her home in Vosloorus. The nurse allegedly murdered Nxumalo at her former home in Lenasia South in January 2022.

Nxumalo’s body was found with her throat slit at a dump site in Lenasia South, a short distance from the nurse’s previous home. Police believe that she took out the three life cover policies seven months after she recruited Nxumalo from Nomgoma, KwaZulu-Natal, to work for her as a domestic worker. In terms of those life policies, the nurse could expect R6 million in payouts if Nxumalo died from unnatural causes.

 The policies have since been frozen after the insurance companies allegedly noticed that they were fraudulently obtained. The nurse who hails from KwaHlabisa, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, is expected to appear in court soon, facing charges of murder and insurance fraud.

Story an pic credit: News24

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