A young woman who found a job in Cape Town says her boss tried to kill her for a funeral policy.
Xolelwa Nofotyo, 29, says about a year ago she was brutally strangled and left for dead in Makhaza.
The suspect, Aviwe Ntloko, 32, was arrested last year and granted bail.
She then went on the run but was nabbed in July, for the double murder of mom and daughter Linda and Thabile Nobathana in Makhaza.
The Daily Voice reported on Thursday that the suspect had apparently taken out a funeral policy on Linda without her knowledge and then allegedly had her shot dead.
Thabile was collateral damage as she was in the room.
Xolelwa says she worked for Ntloko as a nanny.
“I met her in 2019 on one of the Facebook groups, she was looking for a nanny,” she explains.
“In January 2020 I left my home in Ngqamakwe in the Eastern Cape and I lived with her in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha, before we moved to Delft. “One day in September, she told me that she didn’t need me anymore,” says Xolelwa.
She says Ntloko told her to change banks so she could pay her a lump sum.
“I had asked her to keep R500 from my salary since I started working for her and when I brought that up, she told me to change banks from FNB to Capitec.
“She arranged everything, she had my ID and she spoke to the tellers by herself, but I didn’t think anything was wrong.”
She says on 12 September, Ntloko asked her to go with her and a sangoma to Khayelitsha.
“When we got to the house, there were two other men, we were sitting there and I became worried because we left her child alone in the house.
“It was around 11pm when Aviwe told me to go with them to the bushes so the sangoma could wash her with muthi.
“When we got there, I got out with Aviwe and the sangoma and moments later the sangoma strangled me.
“I screamed and the two men came running and took out a rope and also strangled me.”
The traumatised woman says she passed out and woke up around 3am.
“I was alone under a tree and I remembered everything that happened and I was also worried about Aviwe, thinking that she had also been harmed.
“I went to the nearest house. They took me to my cousin and when I got there, I checked Aviwe on Facebook and there she was, alive and well, but I didn’t make contact with her.
“My cousin sent her a text that said that my body was found in Makhaza.
“She needed my belongings and ID, they agreed to meet at the Delft police station and she was arrested there.”
Xolelwa says she was shocked to find out there was a funeral policy in her name.
“I never had a policy, I shared this story on Facebook and people reached out to me and a woman who worked at Old Mutual told me that there was a policy with my name and the payout was R100 000 and because my death would have been ruled an accident, Aviwe would have received R200 000.
“She was granted bail and then she never went back to court until she was arrested in July for the murder of the mother and daughter.”
SAPS’ FC van Wyk, confirms a kidnapping and attempted murder was opened for investigation by Harare SAPS in 10 September last year.