Businessman Subendran ‘Candy’ Naicker (38) and his wife Desray Naicker’s (35) decomposing bodies were found slumped over each other on their bed, Public Eye Maritzburg reported.
According to initial police reports, it was suspected Subendran had shot his wife and then pulled the trigger on himself some time in December.
Their bodies remained in their bedrooms until the gruesome discovery this week.
“The police officers from Mountain Rise Police Station were visiting the premises at 14 Surat Place during their investigation into a missing person’s enquiry. On approaching the premises, the police noticed a foul odour coming from the house,” said police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joshua Maistry.
“The house was eventually opened, and two bodies were found …”
What puzzled police was the discovery of a gun found next to the dead couple.
The gun is believed to be the weapon involved in the killing, but it was found with the safety on.
The family held a joint funeral for the couple at the Mountain Rise Crematorium on Wednesday.
In a separate incident, KwaZulu-Natal police opened a case of murder and an inquest docket after a man shot his girlfriend before killing himself.
The woman who was killed was a police officer stationed at the Bergville Police Station.
It is believed 31-year-old Constable Penelope Buyisiwe Hlomuka was assaulted by her unidentified boyfriend (31) at her home in Woodford Location, Bergville.
The man allegedly shot Hlomuka, seriously injuring her in the head, before turning the weapon on himself.
The man died on the scene, while Hlomuka died later in hospital.
– Caxton News Service