Woman critical after lover shoots her

2011-05-13 00:00

A WOMAN is fighting for her life in the intensive care unit in Edendale Hospital after she was allegedly shot by her boyfriend in Pietermaritzburg while on her way to work yesterday morning.

It is believed that Lwazi Madlala (27) left her Smero home in Edendale by car at about 7 am, but only drove a kilometre before she was allegedly forced to stop by her boyfriend, Sbusiso Dlamini (30) from Caluza, who was also driving a car.

A neighbour, who asked to remain unnamed, said he forced her to stop the car and, when she refused, Dlamini jammed her car.

She said she suspects the attack was due to a domestic dispute.

A source said Dlamini produced a 9 mm pistol and shot her in the head.

“After he had shot the woman, he shot himself in the head,” said the neighbour.

Lwazi Madlala’s neighbour described her as a nice person caught up in a relationship with a jealous man.

Madlala works for Transnet, while her late boyfriend worked for Cedara Agricultural College.

In the evening, the neighbour said Lwazi was receiving medical attention at Edendale Hospital and she was praying that she would pull through.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said the motive is still unknown at this stage.

Jeevan said an inquest and a murder docket have been opened and police are investigating the circumstances.

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