Dentist hacks wife to death, kills self

2011-09-02 09:10

Ermelo - A man hacked his wife to death, then killed himself by driving his car into a truck in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, on Thursday, police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Hlathi said the 41-year-old man had an argument with his wife at their house before murdering her.

He then left the house in his car and drove head-on into a truck.

"If couples have disagreements they should seek help before doing things like this," Hlathi said.

The man and his 28-year-old wife were both dentists.

  • Kitkat24 - 2011-09-02 09:19

    this is so sad, why end some1 elses life becuase you have issues, may you rot in condolences to the wife and her family. - 2011-09-02 09:50

      toothless... how did you come up with that? your name shouldnt be toothless - it should be BRAINLESS.

      kaMazibuko - 2011-09-02 09:51

      @Tothless, as a black person im embarassed by yo uninformed and insensitive comment.....Its true that many white people are racists and mistreat their maids but its not all of them.....same thing with black people not all being incompetent and lazy

      Spaffy - 2011-09-02 09:51

      Toothless you are such an idiot.

      Ross - 2011-09-02 09:54

      @ Toothless. Are all the dentists White?

      VELOCITY - 2011-09-02 10:03

      Toothless, did you put a lot of thought into that comment before you posted it? Do you think it helps anyone or makes anyone feel better? Guess not.

      Manyoza - 2011-09-02 10:10

      Toothless - please read what kaMazibuko has written and try to absorb the message before you spew more hate/anger/aggression. Note: Racist whites/blacks are in the minority, and incompetent/lazy whites/blacks are surely also in the minority. Newspaper and electronic media like a good racist story and as such these unsavoury stories get published. However, what you have written just indicates that you are a bitter and twisted individual and therefore, in my opinion, in the minority. Not wasting anymore time on you.

      achmad.abrahams - 2011-09-02 10:45

      nice comment kit kat twenty four meow...

      Kitkat24 - 2011-09-02 11:23

      im kinda shocked the one person disliking my comment must be the Dentist shrink or mistress #curious#

      ihatum - 2011-09-02 11:40

      @kaMazibuko - only in south africa. Your comments are stereotypical and border on racist thinking also. Is laziness and incompetence a general attribute of black people in south africa?.

  • clintas - 2011-09-02 09:25

    Why highlight the fact that he was a dentist??? is the writer trying to say that all dentists are suicidal??

      BAH - 2011-09-02 09:33

      No, they are trying to say it is not only the scum of the earth that does stupid things. It is respected members of society that sometimes has a brainfart and kills. An education does not make you immune to psycopathic behaviour. Very sad indeed.

      DW - 2011-09-02 09:35

      Actually I read somewhere that dentists have the highest suicide rate of all careers. Not sure why.

      Godfrey - 2011-09-02 09:42

      Clintas, i think it is important to highlight the persons profession so the readers are aware that a suicidal person could come from any profession and not necessarily from a dysfunctional family.

      Ashley - 2011-09-02 09:44

      Jeepers clintas you are thick, go play with yourself, you clearly don't grasp what they are saying, thanks BAH for pointing it out. - 2011-09-02 09:51

      DW..i heard about that too

      brendonml - 2011-09-02 09:58

      Actually the more educated you are, the higher your risk of suicide is. People have life all wrong! (Waiting for the age of aquarius)

      Daemos1 - 2011-09-02 10:38

      give yourself a facepalm, I'm busy typing

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  • DeonL - 2011-09-02 09:28

    For some reason dentists are known to be one of the highest risk for suicide. RIP.

  • tompurcell - 2011-09-02 09:44

    Couples should seek help before they kill themselves? I know what he was trying to say but he really didn't think it through first.

      Megan - 2011-09-02 12:25

      Agreed, I actually had to read all the comments to distract myself from the very first thought I had when I read that statement. It really holds the potential for endless flaming, but I do get what he was trying to say.

  • ElJorge - 2011-09-02 09:46

    "If couples have disagreements they should seek help before doing things like this," Hlathi said. - I'm guessing that someone that hacks his wife to death is maybe just a touch beyond rational thought Mr. Hlathi, but thanks for that.

  • SPIDY69 - 2011-09-02 09:53

    tothless you have no class or a brain yes it was bad what happened but why use the race card if you had a IQ of more than on or just even one brain cell you would fell bad about what happened. please go and toytoy with all you r stupid and brainless friend at the ANCYL toothless you are actually CLASSLESS

  • luyolo.makalima - 2011-09-02 10:02

    @toothless...Usisdenge shame

  • kiwi - 2011-09-02 10:03

    tooth for a tooth

  • Jenny9 - 2011-09-02 10:06

    "If couples have disagreements they should seek help before doing things like this," Hlathi said. - BEFORE DOING THIS???? LOL people shouldnt be doing it in the first place!!!!

  • Jenny9 - 2011-09-02 10:08

    "If couples have disagreements they should seek help before doing things like this," Hlathi said. - BEFORE DOING THIS??? lol people shouldnt be doing this in the first place!!!

  • ratladykzn - 2011-09-02 10:11

    I hope the truck driver is Ok or was it a stationary truck. My condolences to all the family members involved.

  • Daemos1 - 2011-09-02 10:38

    I'm not shocked by these stories anymore, our society is on a slippery slope

      Megan - 2011-09-02 12:27

      This is not unique to South African society. Things like this happen all over the world.

  • Nicholas - 2011-09-02 10:49

    Men need to be dignified, but as per our constitution, men have no qualities. I don't blame this man, only him and her knows the reason for this solution. Everything have the main reason...

  • pokum - 2011-09-02 11:05

    this is why marriage will never be for me, you marry a decent man one day and get murdered by a psycho the next

      moeggepraat - 2011-09-02 12:55

      RUN POKUM.............RUN!!!!!!!

      InternetMan - 2011-09-02 14:11

      Psycho's can kill you even if you're not married to them. You're probably just fat, but dont be sad. Some dudes like lotsa junk in the trunk.

      umhlopo - 2011-09-02 14:54

      marry a psyco and you might make it

  • Bev - 2011-09-02 12:00

    What an idiot. So what if they had an argument, lots of married people have arguments but that is no reason to kill her. Why not just kill himself. What a heartless bastard!! Bev

      sabc10 - 2011-09-02 13:06

      Perhaps they were doing " fraud " (cheating)??

  • Dr.T - 2011-09-02 12:16

    How many times can 41 go into 28?

      delcelton - 2011-09-02 14:01

      hahahaha....are you trying to say that she was....someone and he found out.

  • CODELESS - 2011-09-02 13:32

    "If couples have disagreements they should seek help before doing things like this," Hlathi said. lol @ "before doing things like this"

  • umhlopo - 2011-09-02 13:41

    @ Ross - no but all teeth are

  • umhlopo - 2011-09-02 13:45

    i would also take my family out if i lived in ermelo

      InternetMan - 2011-09-02 14:12

      ^Comment of the year

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  • papaRoach - 2011-09-02 15:15

    bloody ell, she was just 28...damn!! Selfish geyser!

  • Fakmore - 2011-09-02 15:43

    Whats wrong with these people?

  • casual1 - 2011-09-09 08:26

    What is happening to this world, people have become so evil-all we hear about these days is brutal murders, rape, suicides. I pray the Lord will come and clean out this earth and start creation all over again where all of this will never happen.

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