Police officer kills wife and injures children

.A Detective Police Constable killed his partner and mother-in-law and injured his father-in-law and children at Carolina.

According to the police, the suspect allegedly informed his partner that he had a breakdown and requested her to assist in towing his vehicle.

He’s partner, together with his mother- and father-in-law and his three children, drove to assist him. Upon arrival, the suspect allegedly opened fire and fatally shot his partner and her mother and injured her father, who sustained a gunshot wound but survived.

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He then went into his partner’s vehicle and fled the scene with the three minors. He fled with his children, leaving behind the victims bleeding profusely.

“The police were somehow alerted about the incident. The suspect lost control of the vehicle as he fled. After losing control of the vehicle while fleeing, the suspect became trapped inside the car with the children, and someone alerted the police.”

Upon arrival at the scene, the police arrested the suspect while the paramedics attended to the children. One of them was taken to the hospital to treat minor injuries. The police confiscated his firearm during the arrest. At this stage, authorities have not yet determined if an official firearm was used to kill the victims.

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Medical professionals at the scene certified his partner and mother-in-law as dead, while admitting their grandfather to the hospital for medical treatment.

Meanwhile, two officials stationed at the Mkhuhlu Drivers’ License Testing Center were arrested by the Hawks on Monday, January 15. There was an operation conducted at Mkhuhlu DLTC for corruption.

The arrest follows a tip-off about officials who are soliciting gratification. According to the Hawks, they allege that on January 8; the complainant went to Mkhuhlu DLTC to write a learner’s test, which she had failed. Thereafter, an examiner who was invigilating approached her and told her that she could be assisted to pass her test only if she could pay a R1000.

They agreed and scheduled her test for January 15 by making a new booking. The Hawks in Mbombela Serious Corruption Investigation unit received the report and granted a Section 252A authority. The complainant was used as an agent and the transaction was made transacted with the suspect. After the transaction, it was found that there were other learners who also paid the same amount. We recovered the money and an extra R9 600.00 was confiscated from the two suspects,” said the Hawks. The suspects were immediately arrested they will appear at the Mkhuhlu Magistrate Court today.

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