Man shoots wife then himself outside court

2010-08-04 14:58

A man shot his wife dead before turning the gun on himself outside the Giyani Magistrates Court in Limpopo.

Warrant Officer Thomas Makhubela said today: “The couple had just walked out of the court around 4pm on yesterday, when the woman went to the public phone near the court premises to make a call.

“The man followed his 39-year-old wife, and without saying a word drew his licensed gun and shot her in the head and chest.”

He then shot himself in the head. Both died at the scene.

Makhubela said the two were in court over a child maintenance dispute.

“For the time being we do not know what really led to the shooting. And the results of their court appearance cannot be revealed at this stage,” Makhubela said.

A case of murder and an inquest docket had been opened for investigation.

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