Cop kills son's mom over Xmas present
KwaMhlanga - A policeman has been charged with shooting dead the mother of his child when she asked for money to buy the boy some clothes for Christmas.
Constable Moses Skhosana, 30, is accused of using his service pistol to kill Bathabile Masilela, 23, and injure his 4-year-old son and the boy's grandmother in KwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga, on November 26.
He was remanded in custody by the KwaMhlanga Magistrate’s Court last week and will apply for bail this coming Friday.
Skhosana has not been asked to plead to a charge of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Hlathi said the constable handed himself over to KwaMhlanga police on the same day as the incident.
Hlathi said the provincial commissioner’s office was in the process of instituting internal disciplinary action against Skhosana.
“The suspect will be informed of the process and his outcome will be announced once the process is finalised,” said Hlathi.