Limpopo police constable shoots family before killing herself

Limpopo police constable shoots family before killing herself

A 34-year-old female constable stationed at Lephalale SAPS, in Limpopo, has shot and killed her husband.

She also wounded her teenage daughter before turning a gun on herself.

According to the police, the constable had had an argument with her 34-year-old husband before fatally shooting him nine times with a service pistol at Kloppenheim, in Onverwacht.

She then left for Mokopane to an area called Ga-Mokaba and burnt their house. She later called the police, informing them about the shooting and promised to hand herself over. However, she instead drove to Nellmapius Section in Mamelodi East, Pretoria, where she shot her 17-year-old daughter, before turning the gun on herself.

She succumbed to the self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Her daughter, who is in matric, survived the incident.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has opened an inquest into the matter. – Report by Ratlou Mabula