Lover's feud: police student shot dead

2011-02-23 00:00

A POLICE student constable was shot dead while trying to broker peace during a lovers’ feud in Msinga outside Greytown on Sunday evening.

Sboniso Zondi’s alleged killer, Velangelakhe Malinga (23), is believed to have turned the gun on himself shortly after shooting Zondi (29) at about 8 pm.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said police found a .30 special revolver next to Malinga’s body. He had a bullet wound to the head.

Jeevan said police established that trouble started when Malinga fired several bullets at his 22-year-old girlfriend after an argument. She ran to seek assistance from Zondi, who lived nearby.

Zondi approached Malinga outside the house, with the intention to solve the problem.

However, Malinga is alleged to have produced a firearm. He fired a shot at Zondi, seriously wounding him. He died later.

It is alleged that Malinga then walked away from the scene and a gunshot was heard, said Jeevan.

Malinga’s girlfriend was not wounded.

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