Nurse shot dead at Eastern Cape clinic

2012-08-10 22:30

Johannesburg - A man shot dead a nurse at a clinic outside Mthatha on Friday before committing suicide by shooting himself, the Eastern Cape health department said.

"A gun-wielding man entered Mhlakulo Community Health Centre and shot and killed the nurse in cold blood before turning the gun onto himself," said provincial health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo.

The 34-year-old shooter was believed to be the 32-year-old nurse's husband.

Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said the shooting happened in the nurse's office. It is unknown whether anyone witnessed this.

Fatyela and Kupelo said the motive for the killing was not immediately clear.

"The motive of the killing is unknown, but it is believed to be a domestic dispute," Kupelo said.

"We want to reassure members of the public that this is just an isolated incident that seems to be domestic in nature," Kupelo said.

He said provincial health managers were visiting the clinic and police were investigating.

Kupelo added that provincial hospitals were in the process of installing CCTV cameras for the safety of staff and patients.

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-08-11 01:19

    life was hard 4 thm,n he eventually saw death as a last resort,these cn happen 2 any1

      Alfjoe - 2012-08-11 07:46

      Y didnt he just kill himself and live the nurse alone? He was just a coward.

      mongi.ngedle - 2012-08-11 09:10

      The guy who shot this nurse is his second murder this one,in the first incident he stabbed his first one many time and she passed away,what happened to that case i dont,,the law of this country is very poor.

  • chikunga - 2012-08-11 05:33

    Cheating is the matter the civilsed psycho prescription u can give to these mammals,the will resort to the more egocentric, dominant wild animal on them.just dont cheat your partner,u r dehumanising them

  • brandon.mccutcheon.56 - 2012-08-11 06:04

    Even though installing a CCTV cameras is a good thing and essential, it would have not stopped the gunman accessing the facility with the firearm. Before considering CCTV cameras, I would have employed security staff to do body searches on visitors and staff entering the premises. Just saying...

      dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-08-11 07:23

      Body searches at clinics !! What next ??

  • tembelanijokazi - 2012-08-11 07:57

    leave her die alone,her family still loved her,jst send her home,u ....

  • alan.w.nass - 2012-08-11 08:10

    instead of installing cctv how bout installing quallified staff. The hospitals and the schools are a disgrace. Not to mention the goverment u prk

  • vsoyizwapi - 2012-08-11 09:14

    Wats up with al these killings*budikwa*

  • maqhinga.mchunu - 2012-08-11 15:01

    The security personnel at this clinic must be held responsible for the shooting! How does a visitor enter the premises of the clinic without being searched for weapons? If there was no security personnel then the management should face the music! Installing the CCTV facility is not a preventive measure but a detective measure.

  • BulletProof. - 2012-08-11 22:06

    "We want to reassure members of the public that this is just an isolated incident that seems to be domestic in nature," Kupelo said. Pfffff.It Happens everyday, anyware.

  • mark.ntemi - 2013-02-08 20:51

    feel sorry 4both their families,this is a tragic moment both families as well as their children!

  • mark.ntemi - 2013-02-08 20:58

    even if this person was searched by the security,if he intended 2killhis wife he would kill her outside the property,so cctv or security its just another way of taking control,

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