EL TRT Police Office kills his girlfriend and injures his girlfriend’s mother

IPID indeed confirms that we received death as a result of police action incident that took place in the street towards Mdantsane Township outside East London on Friday, 30 August 2019 afternoon. It is alleged that an off duty policeman based at TRT East London fired several shots to his girlfriend who died instantly on the scene. The same policeman fired shots to his girlfriend’s mother and injured her. She is currently receiving medical attention in the area. It is further alleged that the motive of the killing emanated from domestic dispute between the couple. Immediately after this incident suspect policeman drove off on his vehicle towards Port Elizabeth direction. The suspect was later involved in head-on car collision in Peddie area. The suspect has now been arrested. He is expected to appear before Magistrate court on Monday, 02 September 2019.

Issued by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate

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