Man kills girlfriend, shoots himself

2012-11-06 13:05

East London - A 27-year-old woman was shot dead on Tuesday morning, allegedly by her boyfriend, who then turned the firearm on himself, Eastern Cape police said.

The 35-year-old man went to the woman's home in Baziya village, Mthatha at around 06:00. An argument broke out and he shot her in the upper body, killing her, Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said.

The man, who shot himself in the head, was in a critical condition and under police guard in the Nelson Mandela Academic hospital.

A 9mm pistol service pistol with the serial number filed off was found at the scene.

Police would investigate how the man got hold of the firearm.

He will appear in court on charges of murder and possession of an illegal firearm once he recovered.

  • tswarelo.mabhekana - 2012-11-06 13:24

    he done something stupid,hw culd he?

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-11-06 14:31

    A life time ago people used to have arguments in relationships all the time, but people used to talk about it and life just went on. today we have people in relationships killing one another for some stupid arguments. relationships are like death sentence lately, people don't talk any more when there is a problem, wonder what went wrong.

      sphiwe.dllamini - 2012-11-30 10:44

      Christina yo seem to be an expect of relationships. How did you accumulate such experience?

  • lynette.venter.12 - 2012-11-06 14:48

    recovering after he shot himself in the head - goes to show there's nothing in there!

  • riffak.traws - 2012-11-06 16:03

    Coward. He should hand in his manhood while he's at it.

  • sphiwe.dllamini - 2012-11-30 09:49

    I am holding my breath about jub jub sentencing.

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