Mpumalanga On-Duty Officer Shoots Girlfriend and Himself in Murder-Suicide

In Standerton, Mpumalanga, a police officer shot and killed his lover, a fellow officer, before committing suicide.

On April 30, 2024, an officer on patrol at Val Police Station allegedly noticed his girlfriend in a car with another man. According to @sa_crime, a cop shot his off-duty girlfriend three times after a confrontation.

According to the Standerton Chronicle, the male cop then shot himself. The unidentified male apparently fled the scene.

According to reports, the woman was brought to a local hospital but died as a result of her injuries.

Many netizens reacting to the high number of reported murder-suicides in the police force emphasized the significance of counseling for our men and women in blue.

@TheGeopol advised:

“Make therapy mandatory for SAPS, they need to stop seeing a gun as a solution to every problem they encounter.”

@renei_Nay said:

“Surprise, surprise. Police officers again. All relationships between police officers have the same ending; we don’t even get shocked.”

@BVandau added:

“So many social workers without a job, if only our gov cared enough.”

@sabhukumandiva recommended:

“Send them all back to the academy for re-orientation.”

@SparksTsetse guided:

“Stop dating at work.”

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