Durban Cop Who Allegedly Fatally Shot Boyfriend After Finding Receipts for Condoms Appears in Court

Durban Cop Who Allegedly Fatally Shot Boyfriend After Finding Receipts for Condoms Appears in Court

  • A police officer from Durban allegedly killed her partner over a receipt for condoms on Sunday, 18 September
  • The pair allegedly got into an argument after the cop found the receipt in her boyfriend's trousers, which led to the fatal shooting
  • The officer turned herself in to the police after the incident and appeared in court on Tuesday, 21 September

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DURBAN - A KwaZulu-Natal police officer appeared in a Durban court on Tuesday, 21 September, to face a murder charge after she allegedly gunned her boyfriend down.

Durban cop fatally shoots partner
A Durban police officer appeared in court for allegedly shooting her boyfriend over condom receipts. Image: Fani Mahuntsi/Gallo Images & Yellow Dog Productions
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The fatal shooting took place on Sunday, 18 September, in Woodlands. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) spokesperson Lizzy Suping said that the police officer allegedly argued with her boyfriend after she found a receipt for condoms in his trousers.

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Suping added that the confrontation escalated and led to the fatal shooting of the victim. The officer used her service pistol in the commission of the crime, TimesLIVE reported.

According to Algoa FM, the police officer stationed at Durban Harbour Police turned herself into the police after the shooting. The officer has been released on R3 000 bail and is expected to appear back in court on 10 October.

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South Africans weigh in on the officer-involved shooting

Some social media users are shocked that the victim was killed for buying a contraceptive.

Here are some comments:

@CrazyAnyoneZa claimed:

"It's not being made such a big issue because its a woman who did it. Imagine if a male did it then the whole world would've know rn about it"

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@NginguSah said:

"He died for buying condoms."

@muimbi_princem added:

"Hence I will never date someone with a gun or who is either law enforcement or in security sector. People with guns are trigger happy. Andizi shaaaaame, never. Can you realy kill a person just for a stupid receipt. Yoh"

@masilo_12 commented:

"But we all know that women in South Africa don't kill. Soon they will say she was defending herself."

@AfcenM posted:

"Death sentence just like that? Hayi bo"

Police officer fatally shot, 3 wounded in Tembisa filling station robbery

Briefly News previously reported that during a theft at a petrol station in Tembisa, Johannesburg, a police officer was killed, and three others were injured.

On Thursday, 8 September, three officers were dispatched to an armed robbery at a convenience shop in a petrol station in Tembisa.

A group of about 15 men occupied the store in exchange for an undefined sum of money and smokes.

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Source: Briefly News

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Lerato Mutsila (Current affairs editor) Lerato Mutsila is a journalist with 3 years of experience. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Pearson Institute of Higher Education in 2020, majoring in broadcast journalism, political science and communication. Lerato joined the Briefly News current affairs desk in August 2022. Mutsila is also a fellow of the 2021/2022 Young African Journalists Acceleration programme, which trained African journalists in climate journalism. You can contact Lerato at lerato.mutsila@breifly.co.za

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