Man kills girlfriend, himself

“We heard the sound of a gunshot,” said one community member. “You could sense that something was not right. This terrifying occurrence was followed by [a] police van and paramedics.”

A 36-year-old man, motionless and helpless, was later instantly declared dead at Ga Mamabolo, Tshware village.

The man, alleged to have had a heated argument with his 29-year-old girlfriend had shot himself and his partner on the head. The girlfriend was declared dead on her arrival at Mankweng Hospital.

The gun was found to be unlicensed.

Mankweng police confirmed that they are investigating a murder case and that an inquest will be held shortly.

“Members of the community are urged to seek professional assistance when they encounter challenges in their relationships,” says spokesperson Moses Molepo.

– Staff Reporter