- Polokwane police have confirmed the arrest of a man who has killed his wife on Thursday afternoon
- SAPS Spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo said the 34-year-old shot his 32-year-old wife multiple times and she died instantly in a car
- Mojapelo also indicated that the man will appear in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on murder charges
As the country is still fighting against the scourge of gender-based violence, a Polokwane man has killed his wife. Media reports state that the man is 32 years old and that the incident took place on Thursday afternoon, 7 May.
According to Jacaranda FM, South African Police Service’s provincial spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo said the 32-year-old woman was found inside a car.
Mojapelo told Jacaranda:
"Preliminary police investigations revealed that the deceased, who is believed to be from Seshego township, was together with a certain man inside the said vehicle when her husband arrived.
"An argument allegedly ensued and the husband, aged 34, took out a firearm and shot the woman several times. She died instantly. The man who was reported to have been together with the deceased allegedly fled from the scene and his identity is still subject to investigation."
Moreover, Mojapelo said the firearm used by the man has been seized and will be sent for ballistic testing. He added:
"The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage but domestic violence cannot be ruled out.”
The radio station also reported that the man is set to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court following the shooting and killing of his wife in a parking bay of a local shopping centre.
In other stories, Briefly News reported that the widow of former Durban rugby player Lindani Myeni, who was shot by police in Honolulu, Hawaii, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
The father of two died earlier this month after he was gunned down by police who had responded to a “burglary in progress” call. During a press conference at the Union Buildings this week, Lindsay Myeni accused police of attacking her husband without identifying themselves as law enforcement.
The shooting took place after a long day of family excursion along the island paradise. On the night of his passing Lindani went on a drive to clear his mind and, according to his wife, probably stopped at a nearby temple.
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