2 dead in domestic violence incidents in Mpumalanga and Gauteng

A man and woman were killed, allegedly by their partners, in different provinces, over the past few days.

A pregnant woman in her mid-30s was fatally shot, allegedly by her boyfriend, in full view of the public in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, today.

The incident occurred in Samora Machel Street, near Buscor’s bus terminals. According to eye witnesses, she was shot after getting out of a taxi.

Two bystanders said the suspect was driving in a bakkie away from a filling station, when he stopped in front of the victim. They claimed he drew his firearm and shot her in the right leg. She fell down, and the man allegedly shot her in the head twice before driving off in Valencia’s direction.

The witnesses phoned the police and the paramedics. Emer-G-Med responded and declared the woman dead on the scene.

According to another witness, it is alleged that the victim’s mother said her daughter had opened a case of assault against the suspect. Her mother allegedly told her to come home as she was being abused, after which the suspect became angry as he had already paid lobola.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli confirmed that a woman had been fatally shot. However, he did not give further details, as the police are still gathering information about the incident.

Woman stabs boyfriend to death

In a separate incident, Krugersdorp News reported that a woman (28) from Rietvallei in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, was arrested yesterday for murdering her boyfriend during a heated argument.

Captain Solomon Sibiya from the Kagiso Police Station says the woman was arrested after stabbing and killing her 32-year-old partner.

He explains that an argument broke out between the two, and the woman got a sharp object and stabbed him in his upper body and neck. “He was declared dead on the scene by the paramedics.”

The woman will face a charge of murder. She is expected to appear in the Kagiso Magistrate’s Court soon.

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