Cop allegedly shoots wife in full view of school staff

2018-06-22 19:03


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

An on-duty police officer allegedly shot and killed his wife near the entrance of Voorpos Primary School in East London on Friday.

The woman had been attending an informal school governing body (SGB) introduction session when she was shot in full view of the school staff and management.

"Police were called on site and a case was opened with them," Eastern Cape Department of Education spokesperson Mali Mtima said.

"Apart from that, medics were also called [to] the scene by the school leadership, but declared the SGB member dead upon arrival at the scene."

Buffalo City education district director Edgar Klaasen arranged counselling for those who witnessed the shooting.

Police spokesperson Captain Nkosiko Mzuku said the police officer was in custody.

"The circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear at the moment," he said.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate is investigating a case of murder, Mzuku added.

MEC for Education Mandla Makupula expressed his condolences to the woman's family and friends.

"Our fraternity has been robbed of a selfless individual who sacrificed her own time just to ensure that our communities participate meaningfully in transforming our education to meet the societal needs," he said.

"May her soul rest in eternal peace. I hope her family will find solace in the Almighty."

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    port elizabeth  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.