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2021/08/16      |  Written By:  Colonel D Mdhluli   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

NELSPRUIT - The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has strongly condemned two domestic violence related incidents, in which a 30-year-old woman was murdered allegedly by her partner whilst in another separate incident a woman, aged 32 is fighting for her life after being allegedly shot by her partner as well. The murder incident is said to have occurred in the early hours of Sunday, 15 August 2021 at Acornhoek near Bushbuckridge whilst the attempted murder took place at Newington C, in Mhala on Saturday, 14 August 2021.

According to the information at police disposal, the SAPS members at Acornhoek as well as the paramedics were notified about a shooting incident at Buffelshoek Trust. Upon their arrival they found a woman lying in bed with some injuries on her upper body and bleeding profusely. The woman was certified dead by the medical team and police opened a murder case where they immediately began with their probe. A manhunt has been launched for the suspect.

The police request Mr Appearance Ndlovu to come forward as they believe he can positively assist in the investigation.

Meanwhile members of the South African Police Service at Mhala are investigating a case of attempted murder together with an inquest. This comes after allegations emerged that a 36-year-old man allegedly shot and injured his female partner on Saturday, 14 August 2021. It is further reported that the man then turned the gun on himself.

The authorities were notified about this shooting incident and upon arrival the medical personnel certified the man dead meanwhile the woman was taken to hospital for treatment. Police opened the two cases accordingly. This incident occurred at Newington Trust C, near Bushbuckridge.

Anyone with information regarding the murder case at Acornhoek or the whereabouts of Mr Appearance Ndlovu is urged to contact the Branch Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Albert Manzini on 0824691031 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. Alternatively members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.