Cop kills woman, self

2014-10-11 13:11

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Johannesburg - A policeman shot and killed a policewoman before turning the gun on himself, KwaZulu-Natal community safety said on Saturday.

"The details of the incident are still scanty (sic) but reports indicated that a male police officer, Constable Howard Ngcobo stationed at Dukuduku Police Station on the south coast, went to the home of female police officer, Constable Lindiwe Xulu. He allegedly opened fire on her, killing her instantly," said departmental spokesperson Sipho Khumalo.

He said while police were searching for Ngcobo, he was found dead with bullet wounds.

"It is believed that he killed himself. At this stage the motive for attack on Constable Xulu has not been established."

The incident occurred on Friday night. Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu, condemned the incident and urged police management to institute a probe into the shooting.

"We are very disappointment at this development. Police officers are highly valued members of public service charged with the delicate task of protecting communities," Mchunu said in a statement.

"In the recent past we have been faced with the murder of police officers by criminals which we totally condemn. But it is even more painful and very unfortunate when fellow police officers turn against one another.

"We need to get into the bottom of this incident so that we could fully understand what really went on here."

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