Man found dead in his car after butchering wife, leaves suicide note explaining why he killed her


A 48-year-old Kabokweni man committed suicide after killing his wife allegedly over marriage issues.

According to Mpumalanga police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi the man allegedly butchered his 44-year-old wife who was found on Saturday (2 May) with head injuries.

Hlathi said that it seems like the victim was also strangled as she had marks on her neck.

“The suspect was found at Primkop near White River in his car were he committed suicide on Sunday,” he said

The suspect also has a pending rap_e case that was committed in 1993 and a murder case committed in 2015, where he shot and killed a male victim in Kabokweni around Halfway.

“After killing his wife, he left a suicide note explaining why he killed her,” he said

Daily Sun has also learnt that the couple had a troubled relationship.

Hlathi said police are concerned about the growing numbers of Gender Based Violence cases.

“Gender based violence is a scourge that all of us in all walks of life must gun against and work together to eradicate these type of societal problems because whilst it is happening people are dying.

“It is a type of a crime were if it takes place, definitely somebody will die. We are calling on the community that whatever grievances that you might have, there are many professionals that can assist in terms of mitigating your grievances. Do not be alone when you are confronted with your problems, more so marital problems, you can get people that can assist you during these trying times than to take abstract decision that will actually have a negative impact in the society like it happened right now,” he said.

He said police have opened a murder case and an inquest. He said investigations are still continuing.

— Daily Sun

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