Soldier shoots girlfriend then himself

2012-01-23 07:53
East London - A member of the SA National Defence Force allegedly shot dead his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself in Tsolo on Sunday, Eastern Cape police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said the 27-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital but his 27-year-old girlfriend died at the scene.

His service pistol has been confiscated and he is under police guard in hospital.

Fatyela said the cause of the shooting is not clear.

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