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PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER CONDEMNS THE KILLING OF WOMAN BY HER POLICE SERGEANT HUSBAND: POLOKWANE
2021/08/23      |  Written By:  Brigadier M Mojapelo   |   Province:  Limpopo

POLOKWANE - The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has strongly condemned an incident in which a Police Sergeant stationed at Vuwani Police Station allegedly killed his wife and then committed suicide at Vyeboom Phalama village today, Sunday 22 August 2021 at about 15h00.

It is alleged that the off duty police officer was alone at home when his wife, identified as Ndivhuwo Munyai aged 28 entered the house from the neighbourhood. The police officer Sergeant Shumani Walter Munyai aged 42,  reportedly shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.

The Police  were on their routine patrol duties when they received a report about the incident and rushed to the scene. On arrival,  they found both deceased lying in a pool of blood.

“Members of the South African Police Service are expected to be on the forefront of in the battle against Gender Based Violence and as human beings, forming part of the broader society, they have to lead by example and approach relevant internal and/or external platforms to seek assistance when faced with domestic challenges. There isn’t any justification to solve problem by violent means, which often leads to the loss of lives,” concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.

Cases of murder and inquest have been opened and police investigations are continuing.