Cop is suspect in deadly double murder shooting at Durban Magistrate Court

A member of the South African Police Service (Saps) is confirmed to be behind the deadly shooting at the Durban Magistrates Court today which claimed the lives of two people.

The police officer and his wife were appearing in court where they were in the process of getting a divorce.

The suspect opened fire on his wife and brother-in-law, killing them instantly.

It is understood that he then turned the gun on himself and is in a critical condition in hospital.

The wife's new lover was also in the vicinity.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN Reporter

The motive of the shooting is still being investigated by police, it is not clear as to why the suspect did what he did...we are also trying to find out how he managed to get a firearm inside a courtroom.

Ziyanda Ngcobo, EWN Reporter

Speaking to Joanne on the Afternoon Drive, Ngcobo said police were unable to confirm whether it was the officer's firearm or the weapon belongs to the State, but the suspect will be charged with two counts of murder.

Click below to listen to the full interview:


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