Air Force member appears for murder

2013-09-10 14:38

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Bloemfontein - A SA Air Force (SAAF) member appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on a murder charge on Tuesday.

The matter against Corporal Simphiwe Magudulela, 27, was postponed until 17 September for further investigation and to make arrangements for a psychiatric evaluation.

Magudulela was represented by a Legal Aid lawyer.

A man was killed and another was critically wounded in a shooting at the Bloemspruit Air Force Base, outside Bloemfontein, at 02:00 on 1 September.

At the time, police said a member on duty had shot two colleagues.

One of the men died on the scene and the other was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

SA National Defence Force (SANDF) spokesperson Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga said the circumstances leading to the shooting at the base were being investigated internally.

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