Nurse shot dead at Eastern Cape clinic

2012-08-10 22:30
(File, Sapa)

(File, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A man shot dead a nurse at a clinic outside Mthatha on Friday before committing suicide by shooting himself, the Eastern Cape health department said.

"A gun-wielding man entered Mhlakulo Community Health Centre and shot and killed the nurse in cold blood before turning the gun onto himself," said provincial health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo.

The 34-year-old shooter was believed to be the 32-year-old nurse's husband.

Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said the shooting happened in the nurse's office. It is unknown whether anyone witnessed this.

Fatyela and Kupelo said the motive for the killing was not immediately clear.

"The motive of the killing is unknown, but it is believed to be a domestic dispute," Kupelo said.

"We want to reassure members of the public that this is just an isolated incident that seems to be domestic in nature," Kupelo said.

He said provincial health managers were visiting the clinic and police were investigating.

Kupelo added that provincial hospitals were in the process of installing CCTV cameras for the safety of staff and patients.

Read more on:    east london

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Prince George the green prince?

Prince Charles hopes his grandson's love of the outdoors will become a passion for the environment.



One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa
China's air pollution at doomsday levels
Keep food fresher for longer
Hurricanes, earthquakes and floods – What climate change really means for us

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly


The full moon energy can be quite intense today as your emotions fight against reason. It is important to ground your ideas more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.