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Provincial commissioner condemns the brutal murder of a woman (46) allegedly by her husband

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Mpumalanga


The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has strongly condemned an incident in which a 46-year-old woman was brutally shot and killed allegedly by her husband in Pineridge, Witbank in the evening of Sunday, 04 December 2022 around 20h40. Even though the incident is still under investigation however police cannot rule out that the incident could be related to Domestic Violence.

According to the report, the couple was allegedly in a separation and it is further alleged that the woman was shot during the time when she was collecting some items from the house. The suspect is said to have then fled the scene soon after the shooting. Thereafter, the incident was reported to the police in Witbank. Upon arrival at the scene, police found the lifeless body of the woman in the bedroom with bullet wounds as well as the suspect's son, aged 23 (who is said not to be a biological child to the victim) in the house. The paramedics were also summoned to the scene where they unfortunately certified the woman dead. A murder case was opened and is being investigated. The police are in pursuit of the suspect who has not yet been arrested. The investigators strongly believe that Mr Doctor Marole (picture attached) may assist in the investigation of the said case. Mr Marole is therefore urged to immediately contact the police as soon as possible. The public as well is urged to notify police on his whereabouts by calling Detective Sergeant Kgotso Mojahi on 0823520875 or the Crime Stop number at 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.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela further made a clarion call to couples as well as members of the public in general to refrain from using violence in resolving disputes. "Life and challenges are inseparable. It is advisable to seek professional help whenever one undergoes life challenges in relationships.  Violence can never be an alternative" said the General.




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