Man to appear in court for gun, panga attack on ex-girlfriend and her new partner

2019-05-12 20:27


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A North West woman is in a serious but stable condition after her ex-boyfriend allegedly shot and wounded her and her new partner in their home near Vryburg on Friday.

Police say the 34-year-old suspect, who has since been arrested, went to the pair's home where he shot them "in their upper bodies".

In a statement on Sunday, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said the jilted man is also alleged to have attacked the male victim with a panga, hitting him on the head after having shot him.

"The duo were rushed to the district hospital, where the ex-girlfriend is in a serious but stable condition," says Funani.

The suspect faces two counts of attempted murder.  He is expected to appear in the Ganyesa Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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