NWest man kills wife with garden fork, then hangs himself

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (Diego Grez)

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (Diego Grez)

A man killed his wife with a garden fork and hanged himself at their home in Atamelang, North West police said on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old man and his 33-year-old wife were allegedly arguing on Tuesday evening when he killed her and then himself, Captain Pelonomi Makau.

Residents of the area, about 40km north of Delareyville, found the wife dead with multiple head wounds and called police.

The husband had previously been served with a protection order to stop him from subjecting his wife to domestic violence.



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