Two KwaZulu-Natal correctional services officials shot dead in 'domestic dispute'

2020-01-28 09:46
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola. (Lucky Morajane, Gallo Images, Daily Sun, file)

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola. (Lucky Morajane, Gallo Images, Daily Sun, file)

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

An alleged domestic dispute has led to the death of two correctional services officials in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, has conveyed condolences to the families and loved ones of two officials, working in the Pietermaritzburg management area, who died on Monday afternoon "following a tragic incident".

"The officials occupied official accommodation in Pietermaritzburg, and it is alleged that a domestic dispute culminated into a shooting incident," Lamola said in a statement. 

"A preliminary investigation has revealed that a private firearm was used in the shooting.

"The matter is being investigated by the South African Police Services."

READ | Law enforcement officer dies in accidental shooting incident in Hermanus

Lamola urged all officials in the Department of Correctional Services to seek necessary assistance from professionals whom the department avails to officials with challenges that they might experience be it at the workplace or in their private lives.

"We convey our condolences to the families of the deceased, and we are saddened by the loss of lives of the officials as we expected them to continue assisting us to create safer communities in the country," Lamola said.

Read more on:    ronald lamola  |  pietermaritzburg  |  crime

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.