Conviction in “nurse in boot” trial

left for dead- Makola
left for dead- Makola
By Phyllis Stephen

Justice Ngema pleaded guilty to 14 charges, including abduction and robbery, when he appeared at Linlithgow Sheriff Court.

He was remanded back into custody to be sentenced in July.

Detective Inspector Alan Sommerville, who led the investigation, said: “Justice Ngema is a manipulative individual motivated by his own greed, and it is typical of his character that he has shown no remorse.”

Ngema is convicted of kidnapping a 38 year old South African nurse Magdaline Makola, who was bound and gagged in the boot of her car for 10 days over last Christmas. Miss Makola said that she prayed during her ordeal. Whilst her adbducter showed little emotion she says that she forgives him.

“I feel no anger towards him, only pity. I wish him well in the future and I will pray for him.”