By Angie Nkuna
Tzaneen- The South African Police Service in Limpopo condemn the continuous acts of violence perpetrated against women in some parts of this province with the most strongest terms.
These words of condemnation by the police is precipitated by the incident which took place on Tuesday, where a female educator was shot and killed at Ntsako village in the outskirts of Tzaneen.
It is alleged that the deceased, lvone Mushwana (40) who was an educator at Nyatshiri Primary School, was with her boyfriend at the village next to the local scrap yard and subsequently, people heard gun shots from where the two were standing.
“They immediately went to investigate and they found lvone lying dead on the ground and the boyfriend ran away and disappeared.
“The police were notified, they reacted swiftly and started with the initial investigations and also started tracing the boyfriend.
“Within few hours of hunting, the boyfriend Khashane Willy Malatji (45) who was a local businessman was found dead in his house at Nkowankowa in the outskirts of Tzaneen with a gunshot wound and the firearm lying next to his lifeless body.
“The police in Letsitele have opened a case of murder following the death of the female educator and in Ritavi, the police have opened a case of Inquest on the death of the boyfriend.
“The motive behind this incident is still not clear at this stage, but domestic violence may not be ruled out.” added Moatshe Ngoepe.
The provincial commissioner of the south african police service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba is concerned about the domestic related incidents which are still prevalent in certain areas of the province where people end up killing or injuring one another during conflict situations.
“Members of the community who are having domestic related problems, must consult their local professionals to provide the appropriate intervention rather than resorting to violence or harming each other”, concluded General Ledwaba.