Elaine Naidoo
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26 Oct 2015
12:51 pm

Three killed in alleged domestic dispute

Elaine Naidoo

A 45-year-old man is due to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court soon after he was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing three people in alleged domestic violence in Mzinyathi, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Provincial police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said it is alleged a domestic dispute ensued yesterday and the house owner produced his licensed firearm and shot three people dead, Phoenix Sun reported.

Zwane added one victim was killed in a car, the other in the house and the third victim was killed at a neighbour’s house. A fourth victim managed to escape unharmed during the incident.

“The suspect fled the scene and was later arrested. He was found in possession of a licensed firearm believed to be used in the killings. However, the firearm will be sent for ballistic testing,” said Zwane.

The deceased victims were identified as Siphokuhle Molefe, 55, his wife, Zandile, 48, and Nompumelelo Ndwandwe, 45.

The suspect will face three counts of murder.

KZN police commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni condemned the killing of the family members.

“I commend the Inanda police for arresting the suspect, who was allegedly involved in this brutal killing,” she said.

In a separate incident, a woman allegedly shot her husband three times at a house in Barrington Estates in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, in March.

Security and medical rescue services responded to reports of gunshots in the area just after 8pm. Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Dieter Fittkau said the man was shot in his arm, leg and shoulder.

The man was taken to Victoria Hospital by paramedics and was said to be in a critical but stable condition. Fittkau added that the incident may have been a case of domestic violence.

– Caxton News Service