Ekurhuleni Man Shoots Son-in-Law During Scuffle, South Africans Have Questions

Ekurhuleni Man Shoots Son-in-Law During Scuffle, South Africans Have Questions

  • The South African Police Service arrested a man in Benoni, Ekurhuleni, after he shot his son-in-law
  • the incident happened during an argument between the two after the man's daughter called him following a fight she had with her husband
  • south Africans were curious about the case and asked a lot of questions relating to the incident

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za with CA in the subject line.

A man from Ekurhuleni shot his son-in-law and SA had questions
Mzansi questioned details of an incident where a man shot his son-in-law. Images: Marvin Recinos/AFP via Getty Images and izusek
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EKURHULENI – A Benoni, Ekurhuleni man got himself involved in a fight between his daughter and her husband, and in the process, he shot his son-in-law, putting him in jail and big trouble.

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Man shoots son-in-law

According to the South African Police Service, the 42-year-old man shot his son-in-law after his daughter called him. This was because she and her husband got into a heated argument. The man arrived and threatened his son-in-law with his firearm. The two struggled and the gun went off, shooting the son-in-law. The cops also found unlicenced firearms and ammunition in the father's house. His firearms were confiscated and he was arrested.

Mzansi has questions

Netizens had a lot of questions about the incident on Facebook.

Thabang Tsie said:

"Assuming they dated for five years before getting married at age 20. That implies they started dating at the age of 15."

Kenneth Roman said:

"This guy is connected. I would not feel safe if I was the son-in-law."

Siyabnga Waren Maphamela asked:

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"A 42-year-old father-in-law. How old is his daughter?"

Bekezela Mkhwanazi asked:

"What will happen now to the daughter, because she is the one who initiated the problem?"

Christopher Sibisi:

"The wife must also be arrested."

Police officer killed after killing 2 people in KZN

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a police officer from KwaZulu-Natal was killed after he killed two people.

The officer allegedly approached a young woman who turned down his advances. He insulted her and she insulted him back.

The officer assaulted her and she ran home. Her uncle came out with a knife and the cop shot and killed him. The uncle's mother came out and shot the cop. While the cop was falling, he shot the woman, and they both died.

Source: Briefly News

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