By Jonk wa Mashamba
The Pretoria North Magistrates Court denied bail to Constable Silas Maluleke (40) of Soshanguve on charges of murder, attempted murder and arson.
It is alleged that on 08 June 2021, Maluleke went to his ex-girlfriend’s home who is a mother to his son and also a police officer and broke the window of the sitting room where the ex-girlfriend, his son and her grandmother were sitting. The grandmother saw him and told the girlfriend who it was.
According to NPA spokesperson (North Gauteng Regional) Lumka Mahanjana, Maluleke then started firing shots inside the house using his service pistol.
“One of the shots hit the grandmother. After firing shots, he threw something that caught fire inside the house which led to part of the house to burn. The ex-girlfriend then took the child to the room and collected her gun and fired shots back, Mahanjana said.
Maluleke fled and the girlfriend called for help. An ambulance was called and the grandmother died while being treated.
He was arrested on 14 June 2021 when he handed himself over at the police station in Pretoria North.
The matter was postponed to 29 July for further investigations.