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Ngcobo man kills wife, stepson before turning gun on himself

Dec 12, 2019
Ngcobo man kills wife, stepson before turning gun on himself

Ngcobo - An inquest docket has been opened for investigation following a tragic incident that took place in the Manzana Administrative Area of Ngcobo early on Wednesday.

"It is alleged that a 36-year-old male shot and killed both his wife, aged 35, and his stepson, aged 14," said police spokesperson, Capt Namhla Mdleleni.

"He, thereafter, turned the gun on himself.

"He also died at the scene."

SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Mirriam Nkombisa, expressed her shock at the incident.

She said; "My sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victims.

"The community is once again urged to seek professionsl assistance when they are experiencing personnel challenges and help each other if they notice any signs of depression. Help is a call away!"

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