The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has sent a stern warning against acts of domestic violence following an incident that took place on Sunday, 14 May 2023, at about 14;00, wherein a 48-year-old man allegedly killed his wife aged 39 at Moomane village.
It reported that, the couple had an argument while they were at their house with two family members.
Seemingly the husband then shot and killed his wife with a firearm in front of them before sprinkling a flammable liquid inside a double cab Ford Ranger and set it alight.
Police were alerted about the incident, and on arrival they found a lifeless of a woman lying next to burned vehicle. The suspect then fled the scene and went to a local mountain where he turned the gun on himself.
The motive behind the incident will be established by Police investigations but domestic violence related issues cannot be ruled out.
The female deceased was identified as Refilwe Matshatshi Tjiane aged 39 and male deceased is Monana Isaac Tladi aged 48.
“We are saddened by these incidents, because women are continuously being killed by their partners, we will continuously call up on community to seek professional assistance when experiencing challenges in their relationships, without killing anyone,” said Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe.
Police opened a case of murder, and inquest and investigations are still ongoing.
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