Provincial Commissioner condemns domestic violence incidents, woman shot and killed by husband

NELSPRUIT – The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has strongly condemned an incident of domestic violence in which a 39-year-old woman, who was an employee at Disaster Management, was shot and killed, allegedly by her 42-year-old husband.
According to reports, the husband came home from work and asked to speak to his wife. They stepped outside for a brief discussion but the husband went back into the house and upon going back outside, he allegedly fatally shot his wife as well as shot and wounded himself.
Police as well as the Medical Personnel were notified about the incident and they responded swiftly. The woman was unfortunately certified dead by the Paramedics at the scene whilst the husband was rushed to hospital where he is under police guard. The woman apparently leaves behind her three children.
In a separate incident, a 44-year-old man with a pending murder case, reportedly ended his life last week after strangling as well as stabbing his 44-year-old wife at Kabokweni. Preliminary investigations suggest that this too, was a domestic violence related incident.
Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Zuma has once again pleaded with members of the community to refrain from using violence to resolve domestic issues. The General indicated that people should stop perpetuating domestic violence against women and children. They should evade violence but rather try to make use of available structures such as Social Workers, Traditional Leaders and other relevant structures to intervene as well as to resolve their matters amicably.

Source: South African Police Service