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YET ANOTHER LIFE IS LOST IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE GBV RELATED INCIDENT: POLOKWANE
2023/04/04      |  Written By:  Colonel M Ledwaba   |   Province:  Limpopo

Polokwane: Police at Mankweng outside Polokwane are investigating a murder docket following an Incident in which a 49 year old woman was allegedly fatally wounded after her 50 year old husband shot her with a firearm in what appears to be a domestic related squabble.

The Incident happened at  Mankweng Unit D on Sunday 2023-04-02 at about 14h45. It is alleged that both suspect and victim who are a husband and wife had an argument. It appears that the argument became so heated that the husband pulled out a 9 mm firearm and shot his wife who was taken by an ambulance to the hospital where she sadly succumbed to the injuries.

The husband (suspect) allegedly drove his car to Mankweng Police Station where he handed himself to Police. The firearm he allegedly used, licenced  was confiscated for further Investigation. What prompted the argument that led to the  subsequent shooting is currently unknown but domestic related problems cannot be ruled out.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has condemned this Incident, calling upon couples who might be experiencing, marital or relationship problems to urgently seek assistance in order to avoid these incidents of GBV as it is becoming a societal problem.

The suspect will appear before Mankweng Magistrate's Court soon on charges of murder.