- A female police officer is under arrested in Welkom for allegedly assaulting her husband during a dispute at their home
- The woman, who holds the rank of captain, reportedly banged her spouse's head several times against the headboard
- IPID has launched an investigation into the case, while the victim, also a police officer, was treated for his serious injuries
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WELKOM - A female police captain has been arrested for allegedly assaulting her spouse during an argument at their home in Bedelia, Welkom, on Monday.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said the woman was charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) after she subjected her husband, who is a SAPS sergeant, to a brutal physical assault.
"She directed profanities at her husband and proceeded to bang his head against the headboard [in the bedroom they share] several times. The 41-year-old victim, who is a sergeant with the police, suffered serious injuries. He was later treated by a specialist based at Mediclinic Hospital," said Langa.
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The Citizen reported that the 41-year-old policewoman was detained at the Virginia police station and is believed to have appeared in the Welkom Magistrate's Court earlier on Wednesday. Police will continue with their investigations.
Woman allegedly kills lover over his bonus
Elsewhere, Briefly News recently reported that a 51-year-old woman was arrested by police in Cookhouse, Eastern Cape, for alleged murder following an argument with her boyfriend over his December work bonus.
A dispute had broken out between the pair when the woman confronted her lover, who, at the time of the reported incident, was walking along the road in the small village situated about 170 kilometres north of Gqeberha.
Confirming the incident, police spokesperson Sergeant Majola Nkohli said the woman was vexed to the point where she allegedly stabbed the deceased, who's been identified as 38-year-old Akhona Sondlo after his family was notified of his passing.
Bheki Cele encourages police not to hesitate against thugs
Meanwhile, Minister of Police Bheki Cele is urging SAPS members to act decisively whenever they are confronted by a criminal in possession of a dangerous weapon.
Briefly News reported that Cele, who just a day ago was hot on the lips of social media users amid an earlier visit to Cape Town where he oversaw the destruction of thousands of litres of alcohol, was careful not to allude to his infamous "shoot-to-kill" ideology, News24 reported.
Instead, while addressing a Safer Festive Season Inspection Tour in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday, he reminded the men and women in blue that they deal with hardened criminals who would not hesitate to pull the trigger first if caught up in a dangerous situation.
"You are the country’s assets. You are [only] useful when you are alive and well. While you work to enforce the law this festive season, I encourage you to protect yourselves as stipulated by the law," Cele said.
Source: Briefly News