A police constable was shot by her husband, also a police officer, after an argument in a local restaurant
Bethal: Today, 2021-06-24 at about 18:45 police from Bethal received a complaint of murder which took place on Moses Kotane street where a woman was shot dead by her husband.
On arrival at the scene, the police found a body of a woman which happen to be Constable Sarah Aphane. She was stationed at eMzinoni SAPS.
It is alleged that the couple had an argument near Cedar Spur Bethal where the husband struck the wife on the upper body.
After striking her, he then withdrew his firearm and fired a shot which hit her on the left side of the upper body close to the heart.
The suspect aged 36, who is also a police officer stationed at Hendrina, was arrested on the scene and detained at Bethal cells.
All role players including Secunda Local Criminal Record Centre(LCRC), District Commissioner Brigadier Mtungwa, Bethal detectives, IPID, Bethal Emergency Medical Services, Bethal Forensic Pathology were summoned to the scene and the body was taken to Bethal government mortuary by Mr Sipho Sibande. Bethal CPF (Community Policing Forum) assisted the police in securing the scene.
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