A 43-year-old man accused of raping his daughter wounded his daughter and killed two more people before committing suicide.
The incident took place on Monday at a house in the Malungane settlement in Namakgale outside Phalaborwa in Limpopo. The man who worked at a mine in the area shot dead his 38-year-old girlfriend and 27-year-old niece.
According to Police spokesman Motlafela Mojapelo he also shot and wounded his 16-year-old daughter, after which he shot himself dead.
“Members of the police unit for family violence, child protection and sexual offenses were looking for the man after his daughter had earlier filed a rape charge against him.”
The teenage girl claims her father raped her after asking him to teach her to drive. They apparently drove around for a while before going to a house where he raped her. The rape allegedly took place on June 13, but the case was only brought on Monday morning.
Mojapelo said the man’s 9 mm pistol was found at the scene and police seized it.
Provincial police commissioner Nneke Ledwaba strongly condemned the incident.