A 48-year-old man allegedly killed his wife aged 39 in domestic violence at Moomane village, Sekhukhune District in Limpopo on Sunday 14 May.

It reported that the couple had an argument while they were at their house with two family members. Seemingly the husband then shot and killed his wife with a firearm in front of them before sprinkling a flammable liquid inside a double cab Ford Ranger and setting it alight.

Police were alerted about the incident, and on arrival, they found a lifeless woman lying next to the burned vehicle. The suspect then fled the scene and went to a local mountain where he turned the gun on himself.

Limpopo man shoots and kills his wife in domestic violence
Limpopo man shoots and kills his wife in domestic violence

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The motive behind the incident will be established by Police investigations but domestic violence-related issues cannot be ruled out.

The female deceased was identified as Refilwe Matshatshi Tjiane aged 39. The male deceased is Monana Isaac Tladi aged 48.


“We are saddened by these incidents because women are continuously being killed by their partners. We will continuously call up the community to seek professional assistance when experiencing challenges in their relationships, without killing anyone,” said Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe.

Police opened a case of murder, and an inquest and investigations are still ongoing.