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Limpopo man shoots wife, kills self

2012-04-17 11:35

Polokwane - A Limpopo man has killed himself after attempting to kill his wife, police said on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old shot and injured the 34-year-old woman, Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba said.

He then shot himself in the head. He died on the scene, at their home in Joppie village, Letsitele, in northern Limpopo, on Monday afternoon.

The woman was taken to Letaba Hospital.

Police confiscated the firearm used in the shooting. It was reported stolen in Alexandra, Johannesburg, in 2007.

"It is not yet established if the firearm was used in the commission of other offences," said Ramatseba.

Comments
  • Shirley - 2012-04-17 11:59

    If you feel the need to kill yourself-go ahead! Just leave the innocent people who want to live alone!!!!

      Marion - 2012-04-17 12:55

      Agreed Shirley. Hope she recovers fully.

      mulalo.makhale - 2012-05-17 09:07

      I agree, even if maybe the lady did something extremely bad, she didn’t deserve to be shot, I am glad she survived.

  • Rob - 2012-04-17 13:12

    People are so ANGRY in this country today. I think the stress is getting to everyone & this appears to be a trend these days. I hope she recovers, but what must have been going on in his mind ? It is terrible that relationship disputes are being " settled " this way !

      Farmworker - 2012-04-17 13:37

      What kind of stress Rob

      Marion - 2012-04-17 13:52

      @Farmworker - Stress is a fact of life in SA - doesn't matter what kind it is. Recent News24 survey showed that by far the majority of voters are stressed.

      Farmworker - 2012-04-17 14:04

      @Marion Majority of Voters? I guess they are being stressed by Voting then. I don't have stress and maybe because I am just a Citizen and not a Voter, and I chose not to vote for any party but I still take a Day of on the voting day. I think they are just a bunch of sick people because I sometimes get stress by my work, but I never thought of killing my boss and colleague

      Rob - 2012-04-17 14:13

      Farmworker. To be honest I dont know if this particular man was suffering from stress of any kind or what made him do it. Just saying that there are a lot of angry people in this country today & anger leads to stress and so on. What I do know is that this type of relationship killing is happening more & more. Something must have driven him to do what he did. We will never know, unless the female victim knows & reveals her thoughts.

  • palesapr - 2012-04-17 14:11

    Sorry? But the gun reported stolen in '07 and they only found it NOW... by default mind you.... Ok SAPS!

  • Mnyamezeli - 2012-04-17 15:41

    thnx God dis time is not a member of SAPS otherwise......yho...

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