Police investigate inquest docket

2016-01-21 06:00

A 70-YEAR-OLD man was reported dead on Monday morning after shooting himself at his home. Margate police spokesperson Captain Gerald Mfeka said they received a report about the incident at 10.40am.

“On arrival at the scene police found the deceased in a chair in the garage­ in a pool of blood. Netcare 911 were called to the scene and confirmed that the man was dead,” said Mfeka.

The man had a gunshot wound on the left side of his head, and the firearm was next to him. It is alleged that the man’s wife was not in the house at the time of the incident.

“The wife was out when the incident happened as she had taken her dogs for a walk on the beach. When she returned [and found her husband] she was shocked.”

The body was then taken to Port Shepstone government mortuary.

“Margate detectives are investigating an inquest docket, but foul play is not suspected at this stage,” said Mfeka­. - Supplied.

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

6 myths about male cancer
Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
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 24.com 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.