Police officer shoots girlfriend and himself
By Anele Siwa
26 December 2007
Christmas turned tragic on Tuesday night when a Pretoria police officer killed his girlfriend before fatally turning the gun on himself.
“The policeman’s girlfriend was shot several times before her murderer committed suicide,” says police spokesperson Inspector Paul Ramaloko.
Independent Online quotes police spokesperson Inspector Paul Ramaloko as saying the shooting followed an argument between the 27-year-old constable and his girlfriend in the man's home in Soshanguve around 10pm on Tuesday.
And in the Fort Grey informal settlement in East London police arrested a 37-year-old man for stabbing his girlfriend to death on Christmas Eve. Neighbours who witnessed the murder alerted the police. The suspect will appear in court on Thursday on a charge of murder.