LOVE triangle shoot-out Former girlfriend refused ex-boyfriend’s demands that she get into his car

2015-09-09 06:00

WHEN 22-year-old Zandile Mahlaba refused her ex-boyfriend’s demand that she get into his car, “Boysie” Dladla, a policeman from Msinga, allegedly shot her at point blank range in the head on Sunday night.

Mahlaba, who had been on a date with another man, known as Prince, was returning with him to his house in Mpophomeni when the confrontation took place. As Prince tried to flee, Dladla shot him in the back. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

It is alleged that Dladla then sat on the ground and attempted to shoot himself, but the shot exited through his cheek.

When the police arrived they attended to Dladla, apparently not realising that he had shot and killed Mahlaba. As they left him to walk towards Prince’s house Dladla leapt into the police van and drove off, stopping at New Hanover police­ station.

When those on duty saw the off-duty policeman covered in blood they thought he had been the victim of a crime.

Dladla then overpowered a female officer, grabbed her firearm and ran into the surrounding cane fields.

Social media throughout the district buzzed as reports of the wanted armed man circulated that he had been seen in Seven Oaks and was making his way to Greytown.

An intensive manhunt was launched by the K9 unit and the SAPS Search and Rescue team.

Reports were received early on Monday morning that Dladla’s body had been found on Greenpoint farm in the Rietlei district.

However, later reports revealed that he had shot himself, but was alive and under police guard at a Pietermaritzburg hospital

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