A South African police officer has committed suicide after killing his 27-year-old girlfriend, Abona Magaba, and their one-year-old daughter, Lihlume Magaba.

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Thembelani Lamani shot and killed Aboni and Lihlume at her parent’s home in Samora Machel, Cape Town, on 10 April 2024.

It is alleged that the suspect, who was also a police officer stationed at Faure, used his service pistol to murder Abona after she ended their relationship a couple of weeks ago.

Lamani had allegedly visited Abona’s home the days before the brutal murder to convince her to get back together, but she refused.

The suspect came back on 10 April, and when Abona’s family tried to stop him from entering the house, he started shooting, killing his ex-girlfriend and their child.

Abona’s younger sister, 13, was also shot in the leg but survived the incident. The suspect then went to his vehicle, where he allegedly turned his service pistol on himself.

Speaking to journalists, the deceased’s mother, Nozuko Magaba explained Lamani had been visiting their home, trying to get back with Aboni but she refused.

The grandmother explained that the relationship between Abona and Lamani was turbulent.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Pojie said detectives in Samora Machel are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of three people which includes that of an off-duty police constable.

Source: Blackgh.com

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