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Man who shot and killed girlfriend with illegal firearm remanded in custody

Aug 8, 2018
Man who shot and killed girlfriend with illegal firearm remanded in custody

A 28-year-old man arrested on Monday by Elliotdale police for allegedly fatally shooting his girlfriend briefly appeared before the Elliotdale Magistrate's Court on Wednesday morning. 

"It is alleged that the couple had a misunderstanding on Friday at Elliotdale town during the day," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect took the cellphone of the victim. He returned the cellphone on Friday, at about 20:40, to the homestead of the girlfriend. 

"He then phoned the relative of the girlfriend asking her to come and fetch her cellphone. When the girlfriend went to fetch her cellphone, she was shot several times on her upper body and died at the scene."

Captain Manatha said that the murder was committed at Pongoma Village, Elliotdale.

He said that the deceased was identified as Amanda Bono, aged 24.

Vuyisani Ngcubhe was charged for murder and possession of unlicensed firearm.

"He was not asked to plead," Captain Manatha said.

"The case of the accused was postponed to Monday.

"He was not granted bail and is remaining in custody."