A Police officer hands himself after he shot and killed his pregnant ex-wife

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

A 39-year-old Sergeant handed himself over to Brits Police on Wednesday morning, 5 April 2023, for the alleged murder of his 35-year-old pregnant ex-wife. It is alleged that the police officer who is stationed at Rapid Rail in Silverton, Pretoria and residing at Ga-Rankuwa went to Brits hospital where her ex-wife was working.

North West Police Spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said according to information, the wife who was working as a switchboard operator, was at the hospital entrance when the suspect fired several shots and instantly killed the victim.

“The motive of the incident is unknown at this stage and investigations by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) are underway”.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned the incident and conveyed his deepest condolences to the victim’s family, friends and colleagues.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Brits Magistrates’ Court soon.

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