Nalin Naidu

Durban - A former Durban detective and his fiancee were found guilty of the pre-meditated 2014 murder of Malvern mother Nalin Naidu. 

Detective Constable Sifiso Nicholas Nkosi and his fiancee Phumla Ethel Matseke were also found guilty of kidnapping.

They were part of six people who were arrested by members of the Warrant Officer Rajan Govender and members of the Provincial police task team and charged for Naidu's brutal murder. 

Naidu had gone missing from the Malvern mall. Her body was found in a bush in Shongweni on October 29, 2014. 

Her throat had been slit and she suffered facial injuries. 

Nkosi and Matseke had been on the run for six months before they were arrested. 

The duo have been awaiting trial prisoners since their arrest in 2015. 

The alleged Naidu's husband Seelan who died in 2016 as an awaiting trial prisoner, was the mastermind for the killing. 

Hitmen Zwelakhe Maphumulo and Gcina Magwaza pleaded guilty to their role in the murder in 2015. 

Maphumulo is serving a 30 jail term; while Magwaza is serving a 22 jail term. 

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