A doctor shot and killed his wife,then turned a gun on himself

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police in Polokwane have opened cases of murder and inquest following an incident in which a 35-year-old Doctor attached to Donald Frazer hospital in Thohoyandou shot and killed his 32-year-old wife, also a Doctor attached to the Provincial Hospital in Polokwane. The incident happened at Thornhill Estate in Polokwane on Monday 27 March 2023.

Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the bodies of the deceased were reportedly found by a family member who arrived from Vembe in the afternoon and the Police were called.

“Preliminary Police investigations revealed that the couple had a fight earlier in the day and the afternoon.The woman was then allegedly shot dead by her husband who thereafter turned the gun on himself. The deceased were identified as Dr Tshimangadzo Muofhe and her husband Dr Mainfred Shikwambane”.

Mojapelo added that the motive for the incident is unknown at this stage but domestic violence cannot be ruled out.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has urged people experiencing domestic challenges to seek assistance and resolve their issues instead of resorting to taking lives.

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