SA Army lance corporal in family shooting

A married South African Army lance corporal deserted his post yesterday and murdered his wife, before firing on military police and omitting suicide.

The soldier, who has not been named, was on guard duty at 101 Air Supply Unit in Centurion at approximately 7.45pm when he “left his post and allegedly shot his wife,” a SA National Defence Force statement says.

“He later returned to the unit and allegedly opened fire on the Military Police. A short while later he allegedly fatally shot himself.”


The national police and the Military Police Agency are investigating the incident.