Burgersfort supermarket personnel and customers witnessed the gruesome scene of a man shooting dead his girlfriend and then committing suicide on Monday.
The suicide-murderer identified as Paulos Mokwana, 33, is said to have walked into a supermarket with his girlfriend. After a while, he shot down his partner, Valencia Mnisi, 30, and then took his own life by putting a bullet in his head. The couple were from Manoke village outside Burgersfort.
The incident was confirmed by Limpopo police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe.
“Without saying anything, he shot her to death in full view of other employees and customers,” Ngoepe stated.
Mokwana was found by the police officers on the supermarket’s floor in a pool of blood. The firearm believed to be the murder weapon was found lying next to him.
The police officials suppose that a domestic dispute became the main cause for the murder and the subsequent suicide.