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South African Police Officer Commits Suicide Immediately After Killing His Girlfriend

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Two police officers are dead following what is believed to have been a murder suicide at the KwaDabeka police station, in Durban’s Outer West, South Africa .

Police sources said on Tuesday afternoon that an officer from Crime Intelligence had shot his girlfriend, Nontuthuko Mthembu, who was a policewoman and then turned the gun on himself.

According to KwaDabela SAPS communications officer, Capt Mazwi Mbatha, the suspect, who was based at the Inanda Cluster, was in one of the offices with Mthembu at the KwaDabeka police station when they heard her screaming for help and asking for forgiveness.

“We then heard about four gunshots and rushed into the office but unfortunately they were declared dead on scene,” said Mbatha.

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