Two lifeless bodies of a married couple was found in a pool of blood in their bedroom and the firearm was next to the deceased man in Moganyaka village outside Groblersdal.
According to the information, on Saturday 14 October in the morning at about 07:30, the Police responded to a complaint of a shooting incident.
Upon arrival, they discovered two lifeless bodies of a married couple in a pool of blood in their bedroom. The firearm was next to the deceased man.
It is reported that a 41-year-old man and his wife of 37 years had a heated argument while they were in their bedroom. This happened on the evening of Friday,13 October 2023 at about 21:00.
It is further alleged that on the following morning on Saturday, their Son, a 20-year-old, decided to go home. On arrival at home, he found both his mother and father lying in a pool of blood.
A GROBLERSDAL MARRIED COUPLE FOUND DEAD AT HOME
The motive behind the incident is not known and Police investigations are underway. The element of domestic violence cannot be ruled at this stage. Police in Motetema have opened a case of murder and an inquest docket
It is reported that the deceased is a member of The South African Police Service. A Sergeant attached to Tembisa Police Station in Gauteng Province.
According to the information the late Sergeant was on leave when the incident took place. Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe condemned the incident.
She further reiterated her appeal to couples and families to seek assistance from professionals if they are facing domestic-related problems to avoid these painful endings. Police are also investigating the circumstances surrounding this gruesome incident.