IPID spokesperson Grace Langa said the man first zeroed in on his colleague – killing him and setting him on fire. The suspect is then alleged to have fled in the company vehicle that he and the colleague had been sharing.
“It is alleged that he then took the company car and went and shot his five-year-old son, a 34- year-old female relative and her 5-year-old son and a 13-year-old relative in Mooi River. He proceeded from there and shot his girlfriend, who was critically injured,” Langa said.
KZN office confronted by police for shooting
That’s not all – IPID claims the man then accosted another security officer, which he shot dead. He had reportedly suspected that the victim was having an affair with his girlfriend.
Members of the Greytown task team received word of the incidents and soon made their way to the man’s homestead.
“The suspect was spotted and a shoot-out occurred between the suspect and members. The suspect died as a result of shooting,” Langa said.
IPID has had its work cut out for it these past few days: It is also investigating the death of a man in Phoenix, Durban, who was shot during an alleged altercation with police officers over his wife.
Police officers from Verulam police station had allegedly given members of the public a lift to Phoenix. When one of them was about to get off, one member wanted her cellphone number.
“At that stage her husband came to the stop to wait for his wife when he saw that she was in the vehicle,” IPID said of the incident.
“The husband was shot in the stomach and was transported to Osindisweni hospital and later transferred to Prince Mshiyeni hospital,” it added.
The officers opened a case against the man, claiming he had shot at them. IPID said a bullet hole was found on the vehicle and ballistic tests will be done to determine where exactly the shot came from.