Tebogo Msimanga |
A Police Sergeant stationed in Vuwani Police Station allegedly killed his wife and then committed suicide at Vyeboom Phalama village on Sunday 22 August 2021.
It is alleged that the off duty police officer was alone at home when his wife, identified as Ndivhuwo Munyai aged 28 entered the house from the neighbourhood. Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the police officer Sergeant Shumani Walter Munyai aged 42, reportedly shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.
“The Police were on their routine patrol duties when they received a report about the incident and rushed to the scene. On arrival, they found both deceased lying in a pool of blood.”
Limpopo Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe strongly condemned this incident and said members of the South African Police Service are expected to be at the forefront in the battle against Gender-Based Violence. “They have to lead by example and approach relevant internal and/or external platforms to seek assistance when faced with domestic challenges.There is no justification to solve the problem by violent means, which often leads to the loss of lives.”