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Supreme Court Justice Monama passed away

Judge Ramarumo Monama, who was president of the case of serial killer Nomia Rosemary Ndlovuhas passed away.

Monama died after a short illness, Acting Gauteng Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba said in a statement on Friday.

Monama presided over many cases in the Gauteng branch of the Supreme Court, including that of former police officer Ndlovu. Ndlovu murdered members of her family for insurance benefits between 2012 and 2018.

Her killing spree went off the rails in 2018 when the hit man she had hired to protect her mother, sister and her children in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, changed her mind.

Ndlovu and the assassin drove to Thulamahashe in Bushbuckridge, where Ndlovu pointed the assassin to her mother’s house and left when he entered the house.

But when Mkhize saw how old and frail his intended victim was, he asked her for water instead and left.

Monama sentenced Ndlovu to six life terms and five years for defeating the trial.

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Nathaniel Julie’s murder case

Among the other cases that Judge Monama presided over is that of: teen Nathaniel Julieswho was reportedly shot by police officers in Eldorado Park in 2020.

Agent Caylene Whiteboy and Sergeants Simon Ndyalvane and Vorster Netshiongolo are on trial for the murder in the Supreme Court of the Palmridge Magistrate’s Court.

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) spokesman Grace Langa said her organization will respect the April 11 date and hear how the court handles the trial after Monama’s death.

“Our investigator in this case had to testify, but was unable to due to delay. Unfortunately, the same researcher will leave Ipid from March 1 for greener pastures.

“The advantage of court cases is that court transcripts are always available, and if the court decides to appoint a new judge to preside over the case, he or she will have to go through the transcripts. We will have to hear in April what will happen.”

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The career of Judge Monama

Monama has been a judge since 2010.

After her studies, Monama studied and obtained a Bachelor of Jurisprudence (Biuris) degree at the then University of the North, now known as University of Limpopo† He later obtained a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the University of the Witwatersrand.

He filed his articles with the law firm Webber Wentzel, where he became a qualified attorney.

Monama was one of the founders of the Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) in 1978, along with attorneys such as Professor John Dugard and Halton Cheadle.

Said Ledwaba: “The judges and staff of the Gauteng division of the Supreme Court were saddened to learn of the death of Judge Ramarumo Emerson Monama.

“His loss will be deeply felt by his colleagues and the staff of the Gauteng Division of the High Court. May his soul rest in peace.”

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