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News: Maluti police investigate inquiry, murder and attempted murder cases
2020/04/04

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Eastern Cape

Maluti police have opened an inquest, murder and attempted murder cases following an alleged shooting incident that happened at Outspan at Sibi A/A, Matatiele on 03 April 2020.

It is alleged that a 54-year-old man and his 28-year-old wife were having a misunderstanding that resulted in a quarrel. The woman decided to leave the man since they were not in good speaking terms.

It is further alleged that the man decided to follow the woman to her homestead. Upon his arrival where the woman was taking refuge; an argument ensued until the woman's mother who was the host, intervened.

The man allegedly took out his firearm and shot both women. Afterwards he shot and fatally wounded himself. The mother succumbed to her wounds while her daughter was taken to hospital where she was reported to be in a very critical condition.

An inquest, murder and attempted murder cases have been opened and currently under investigation.

Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga sent her sincere condolences to the family, friends and relatives of the deceased. She condemned all forms of domestic violence and implored men and women to refrain from using violence when solving domestic quarrels and misunderstandings.

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