31 March 2001 – Mariette Bosch
Another woman’s husband apparently brought out the murderess in Mariette Sonjaleen Bosch.
So what that he was married to her best friend, Bosch’s love for him prompted her to bump off his wife and bag him for herself.
Bosch was found guilty in Botswana of shooting Ria Wolmarans (also spelled Wolmerans), so she could get her grubby mitts on husband Tienie Wolmarans, with whom she was having an affair. The lurid details of the relationship emerged during her trial, but it was the damning evidence from her ex-sister-in-law, Judith Bosch, that ensured she was put away.
Bosch was sentenced to death for murder. The 50-year-old mother of three was hanged on this day in 2001 and, in doing so, she became the first white woman to be executed in Botswana’s history.