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Tragic shooting at Hout Bay Police Station

7 November 2018

The Minister of Community Safety, Alan Winde has expressed his shock following a tragic shooting incident today at Hout Bay Police Station. It is alleged that a sergeant shot and killed his wife (name withheld as next of kin not yet informed) and afterwards committed suicide.

Minister Winde wishes to convey his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the deceased, as well as SAPS at the Hout Bay Police Station. 

At this stage it is unclear what led to this tragic event.

“I call on SAPS to launch a full investigation into this incident, so that possible reasons behind this tragedy can be ascertained,” said Minister Winde.

Media Enquiries: 

Marcellino Martin
Spokesperson for Minister Alan Winde

(021) 483 3873 (o)
082 721 3362 (m)
marcellino.martin@westerncape.gov.za