A Limpopo policewoman was shot dead allegedly by her husband on New Year’s Day in an apparent romantic dispute.
Detective Constable Mahlatse Precious Machubeni (32), attached to Mokwakwaila Detective Unit, and two other men were killed on Saturday night, 1 January at Ga-Kuranta Village in Bolobedu.
The woman’s husband allegedly suspected an affair.
It is alleged that the policewoman was outside her house with a male friend, standing next to his Ford Ranger at about 11.40 pm.
The suspect approached and allegedly fired several shots at them. They both died instantly.
Limpopo police spokesman Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said after the shooting, the suspect allegedly fled the scene using the male victim’s Ford Ranger.
Mojapelo said along the way the suspect allegedly found another man (36) sitting with a woman inside a BMW vehicle and shot them. He apparently suspected the man was in love with his wife.
“The man died instantly at the scene while the woman is still fighting for her life in hospital.”
The suspect then drove to Giyani Police Station and handed himself over to the police together with his licensed firearm and the hijacked motor vehicle. He was then immediately arrested,” Mojapelo said.
The 34-year-old suspect will appear in the Bolobedu Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 4 January facing three counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, and car hijacking.