Tshwane Metro cop allegedly committed suicide at friend’s residence

An off-duty Tshwane Metro Police Department officer allegedly committed suicide and shot himself at a friend’s residence on Thursday night. As a Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba says, the man was found dead in the house with a service pistol and a gun wound.

“He was rushed to the nearest hospital and passed on the following afternoon. The Tshwane Metro Police Department is saddened by this loss and sends its deepest felt condolences to his family, colleagues, and friends,” Mahamba said.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is investigating the incident. Possible causes and circumstances are not disclosed at the moment . The police will announce the officer’s name and funeral date later.

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