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VIP cop arrested for allegedly killing wife, daughter

The couple’s 17-year-old son and nephew witnessed the murder and will be handing in statements to Ipid.

FILE: The warrant officer from the Pretoria protection unit at the Union Buildings is accused of shooting his wife and his 23-year old daughter after a disagreement on Saturday. Picture: Saps.

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has arrested a VIP protection police officer for allegedly murdering his wife and daughter.

The warrant officer from the Pretoria protection unit at the Union Buildings is accused of shooting his wife and his 23-year old daughter after a disagreement on Saturday.

The couple's 17-year-old son and nephew witnessed the murder and will be handing in statements to the police watchdog.

Ipid's Grace Langa says the man faces two murder charges.

"He came home in the evening and asked his wife to cook. While she was cooking, he went into the bedroom and allegedly took out the firearm from the safe. He shot their daughter, aged 23, twice and also shot the wife twice."

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