A KwaZulu-Natal police officer has been denied bail after being accused of the brutal murder of his pregnant girlfriend. Mbuyiseni Gema, a 48-year-old sergeant in the SA Police Service (SAPS), has been charged with the murder of Busisiwe Mathembi Ngcobo.
The horrific incident occurred in August when Ngcobo, 34, was on her way to deliver her babies. Her life was tragically cut short, and her body was found dumped 1.4 kilometres from her home in the eHlanzeni area on the KZN south coast.
Initially, it was reported that Ngcobo was pregnant with twins. However, following her untimely death, it was revealed that she was actually carrying triplet boys, adding another layer of heartbreak to this devastating crime.
Gema was arrested shortly after the murder and made an appearance in the Ixopo Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Unfortunately, his request for bail was denied. The case has been adjourned to October 24 for further investigation, leaving the victim’s family and the community anxiously awaiting justice.
In addition to the murder charge, the accused may face further charges of dealing in dagga. After Gema’s arrest, a stash of dagga and other exhibits were found at his home. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is actively involved in the case and will ensure that all necessary charges are brought against the accused.