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Man kills wife, self in front of baby

2012-01-06 22:08

Johannesburg - A 25-year-old Soweto man shot dead his estranged wife, 24, in the presence of their 6-month-old baby, then turned the gun on himself at her home in Zondi on Friday morning, Johannesburg police said.

Spokesperson Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said the orphaned infant was taken into the care of her maternal grandmother.

Police have opened a murder docket and an inquest.

Comments
  • DjCapiche - 2012-01-06 23:33

    Hoping the baby never remembers this tragic event.

  • chris.khanye - 2012-01-07 00:38

    Violence is becoming a norm to resolve domestic problems and it's frightening. 10 Nov. 2011 - I witnessed my neighbour die because the girlfriend alleged he was cheating. But there are two sides to a story and unfortunately others are violently silenced. Not long ago - I personally experienced a very challenging period in my life. Not long ago, I was pushed to a point where many never return! Let me confess - I had the urge to return the favour. I had the urge for revenge because as a MAN I believed my dignity was tainted. My head was playing games with me and the games were violent. And by the Grace of God I refereed myself to order and red carded the bad thoughts. It was difficult under the circumstances but, I took charge. Life looked misty, but I found my way out of that mist. I found my way because I took charge. I found my way out because I was determined to find my way out of the evil mist. I'm not going to judge the men and the women who take their partners lives, because I don't know the circumstances. I don't know their story because they're dead and I'll be speculating. What I'm saying is - we always make our problems a priority instead of an option. A solution to a problem passes by without us realizing it. And when the solution avails itself then we are consumed with pride. We are afraid to think out of our comfort zones. When you're down or feel like it, then it's enough reason to want to Rise Up! No Problem is Bigger Than Your Life and that of Others. Rise Up!

  • marina.poniatowska - 2012-01-07 03:52

    So sad. I hope the little one will be taken care of by her family. So sad.

  • mokopane - 2012-01-07 06:59

    Guys please, if you are tired of dealing with your problems and want to end it, seek help and if unfortunately it boils to ending life, let it be only yours and leave others.

  • Bernard - 2012-01-07 08:55

    What kind of process are in place that people like this get firearm licenses. I mean this type of character does not form overnight, sufficent psychometric testing at time of application should have revealed the risk. My question is what is to be done to close up the holes that these types are slipping through?

      Karring - 2012-01-07 10:01

      you can get a illegal gun for R150 in the township....

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