VOTING STATION OPENED LATE THIS MORNING AFTER ELECTORAL OFFICER SHOT DEAD BY HIS WIFE. SHE ACCUSED HIM OF CHEATING

BY Jonk wa Mashamba
news@alexreporter.co.za


Police in Dennilton, Sekhukhune District have arrested a 33-year-old woman after she allegedly shot and killed her husband.

The tragic incident occurred in Elansdoom village on Monday, 27 May 2024 at about 06:00 where a heated argument between the couple escalated, leading to the wife shooting her husband.

According to the preliminary information, the violence ensued after the suspect found out about her husband’s infidelity which was taking place on the same rental premises.

She then fetched her husband’s licensed firearm and started firing several shots at him while he was trying to escape.

“Unfortunately, the 32-year-old victim was shot and he collapsed on the street.

“Police and emergency medical services upon arrival, they found the victim lying in a pool of blood and he was certified dead. The firearm believed to have been used to commit the crime was found on the scene and was confiscated for further investigation.

“A preliminary investigation revealed that the couple is originally from Kwazulu Natal province and they were both educators at different schools around Dennilton,” Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said.

Ledwaba said the identity of the deceased will be released in due course.

The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has highlighted the continuous struggle against gender-based violence in the province, urging communities to seek professional help to resolve relationship issues instead of resorting to violence.

“The suspect will soon appear before Moutse Magistrate’s Court facing a charge of murder.

“Police investigations are still continuing,” said Ledwaba.

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