A 48-year-old Warrant Officer is expected to appear soon before the Zeerust Magistrates’ Court for the alleged murder of his 44-year-old estranged wife and her male companion.
The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon, 14 March 2023, at Sandvlakte, Zeerust.
According to information, the off-duty police officer who is stationed at Nietverdiend, went to a house in Sandvlakte where he allegedly fired several shots and instantly killed a 30-year-old man and his estranged wife who is also a police officer stationed at Kopfontein Port of Entry.
Subsequent to the incident, the suspect handed himself in to the police and the firearm that was allegedly used during the commission of the crime was confiscated.
The motive of the incident is unknown at this stage and investigations into the matter are underway.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned the incident and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of both victims.
He further urged employees to use the services of the Employee Health and Wellness (EHW) and other professionals, rather than resorting to violence.