HAIBO, PHOYISA! Cop 'shoots, kills' pregnant ex-wife!

MEC Madoda Sambatha said the safety of staff and patients at hospitals must be guaranteed at all times.
MEC Madoda Sambatha said the safety of staff and patients at hospitals must be guaranteed at all times.

A 35-YEAR-OLD woman was allegedly shot and killed by her ex-husband near Brits District Hospital on Wednesday, 5 April.

The suspect (39), who is also a cop, has since handed himself in to the Brits police in the North West after the alleged murder.

North West police spokesman Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said: “It is alleged that the police officer, who is stationed at Rapid Rail in Silverton, Pretoria and lives in Ga-Rankuwa, went to the hospital in Brits where her ex-wife worked."

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“According to the information, the woman who worked as a switchboard operator was at the entrance of the hospital when the suspect fired several shots and killed the victim,” said Mokgwabone.

He said the motive for the killing is unknown and the investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is underway.

North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha has condemned the gruesome killing of a pregnant woman outside the hospital.

“There must never be a design that gives rise to unsafe working conditions for our people.

“Once our people enter the gate and are inside the hospital, their safety should be guaranteed at all times,” said Sambatha.

The MEC has extended his condolences to the family of the victim and to all the staff of Brits District Hospital.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Sello Kwena has urged his staff to seek the services of the Employee Health and Wellness (EHW) and other professionals, as this is the second incident involving police officers in less than a month. 

The suspect is expected to appear in Brits Magistrates Court soon.

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