A nurse has been arrested at her home in Vosloorus in connection with the murder of her domestic worker, who was allegedly murdered for life insurance money. (Ntwaagae Seleka/Noticias24)

A 48-year-old nurse has been arrested for allegedly murdering her 21-year-old maid 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 one who benefited.

News24 was present when the woman, who works 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 in a landfill in Lenasia South, a short distance from the nurse’s previous home.

Police believe she took out the three life insurance policies seven months after recruiting Nxumalo from Nomgoma, KwaZulu-Natal, to work for her as a maid.

In terms of those life policies, the nurse could expect R6 million in payouts if Nxumalo died of unnatural causes.

The policies have since been frozen after insurance companies allegedly realized they had been obtained fraudulently.

The nurse from KwaHlabisa, northern KwaZulu-Natal, is expected to appear in court soon, facing charges of murder and insurance fraud.

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