The police in South Africa has arrested a 34-year-old man for allegedly killing his wife over suspected infidelity.
It was reported that the jealous husband trailed his wife and shot her dead after he found her in a car with another man. Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, the Limpopo police spokesman confirmed in a statement that the incident happened at the parking area of Shoprite Supermarket in Polokwane.
Giving further details on the incident on Friday, Mojapelo said the police on Thursday, May 6 received a distress call of a shooting at the corner of Grobler and Landdross Mare streets.
He said upon arriving at the scene at about 14h00, the PS said the bullet-riddled body of a 32-year-old woman was found inside a motor vehicle.
He said: “Preliminary police investigations revealed that the deceased, who is believed to be from Seshego Township, was together with a certain man inside the said vehicle when her husband arrived,”
Naija News learnt that an argument had ensued between the jealous husband and his wife after he found her in the car with another man and that he angrily took out a firearm and shot his wife several times.
She reportedly died instantly and the man fled from the scene.
The police added: “Police later recovered the firearm believed to have been used in the murder. The firearm will be subjected to ballistic examination to determine if it was used in the commission of other serious crimes. Its lawfulness will also form part of the unfolding investigations. The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage but domestic violence cannot be ruled out.
“Members of the community are urged to seek professional assistance when confronted by domestic or relationship challenges and desist from resorting to extreme measures which often lead to serious injuries or the loss of life.”
The police spokesman said the suspect will be appearing in Polokwane magistrate’s court soon, facing a charge of murder. Meanwhile, the suspect was to have attempted suicide after killing his wife. In a video seen on social media, the man can be seen standing on the edge of a high-rise building threatening to jump off.
It was gathered that police, however, managed to restrain him.
Meanwhile, a Ghanaian woman simply known as Florence has had her face disfigured after her husband bathed her with a substance suspected to be acid, Naija News reports.