A member of SAPS Skukuza shot and killed his partner and a contractor in the Kruger Park earlier today.
about 1 hour ago
SKUKUZA – A constable attached to SAPS Skukuza today shot and killed his partner and a contractor in two separate incidents in the Kruger National Parks (KNP) said Mr William Mabasa, acting head of communications, SANParks in a press release earlier this afternoon.
According to Captain Fakude from Acornhoek SAPS at about 14:25 a police constable stationed at Skukuza SAPS allegedly shot and killed a 38 year old man at Skukuza Workshop who is known to be from Malawi.
The victim was on duty at the workshop when the suspect arrived in his Grey Mercedes Benz C Class, parked and shot him five times on the upper body, left his lifeless body and drove away.
He went to the staff village. When he stopped his vehicle next to the door of his house, his wife ran out of the house crying. She threw her handbag to her neighbour who was outside and the suspect gave chase.
About 39 metres from the house he shot her three times on her upper body. She died on the scene.
He went into the house, left the 9mm weapon on the bed and exited the house again. The neighbour went inside and hid the weapon.
The suspect went inside the house after a while and locked himself in.
Captain Leon Davel from Vereeniging K9 Unit, who is busy with Rhino 6, went to the scene and requested the suspect to open the door. He refused.
Davel broke the door down and arrested him at 14:50. The neighbour handed the firearm to the captain.
The suspect was charged with Double Murder.
Three empty cartridges were found next to the second victim.
The suspect alleged that his wife (the deceased) had an extra-marital affair with the first victim.
The first scene is about 800 metres from the second scene.
The second victim was legally married to the suspect.
Members of SAPS Skukuza are currently investigating the incidents.