KZN cop goes on shooting spree

2011-09-29 10:00
Pietermaritzburg - A Ladysmith police officer shot his girlfriend eight times before turning the gun on himself, police said on Thursday.

"Constable Sthembiso Mazibuko killed his girlfriend and also killed himself yesterday (Wednesday)," said Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge.

It is believed Mazibuko, 28, quarrelled with his girlfriend before shooting her eight times at his Ladysmith flat.

"After killing her, he fired randomly. He then ran to the police station where he grabbed a firearm from a police officer and shot a person who was walking near the police station," he said.

The man Mazibuko shot survived, Mdunge said.

Mdunge said Mazibuko used a car belonging to a security company to go back to his flat where he shot himself. The car he took was parked at the police station.

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