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Port Elizabeth man shoots wife then himself at special needs school

DECEMBER 3, 2015
Port Elizabeth man shoots wife then himself at special needs school

A man killed himself and critically wounded his wife after an altercation at a special needs school hostel in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.

Speaking to News24 on Thursday, police spokesperson Captain Johan Reeder said the woman worked at the Cape Recife School in Summerstrand. An argument is believed to have ensued in the school kitchen.

“It was at this point that the 59-year-old man shot his 46-year-old wife three times before shooting himself. She was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but has now been stabilised. The husband unfortunately died on scene.”

It is believed that the incident took place shortly before a farewell dance at the school.

The incident comes as the country observes 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children.

This case has become the latest incident where a woman has died at the hands of her spouse.

The estranged policeman husband of Constable Nomathamsanqa Ivy Tsitsi, a Port Elizabeth policewoman, who was gunned down outside her Motherwell home, Mlungisi Tsitsi, was on Thursday remanded in custody by the Motherwell Magistrate's Court to the 12th of January 2016.

He has been charged with her murder along with three other suspects. Read more, CLICK HERE.

In April, Port Elizabeth businessman, Christopher Panayiotou, allegedly masterminded the faked abduction and murder of his teacher wife, Jayde. 

On Wednesday, Panayiotou and alleged hitman Sizwezakhe Vumazonke, 30, and Sinethemba Nenembe, 28, who was more recently linked to the case, appeared before the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court and the case was postponed to January 11 for further investigation. Read more on this, CLICK HERE.

Last week, an off-duty Jeffreys Bay cop was shot dead by her security guard husband apparently following a heated domestic argument. Read more on this, CLICK HERE.



Source: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/husband-shoots-wife-kills-self-in-school-kitchen-20151203