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Strand cop who committed suicide to be buried this weekend

Warrant Officer Nevell du Toit shot his girlfriend & then turned the gun on himself at her home in Strand.

A house has been cordoned off by police after a police officer allegedly shot his girlfriend and apparently took his own life in Strand. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town police officer who allegedly shot his girlfriend and then killed himself will be laid to rest this weekend.

The shooting took place in Dolphin Street in Strand shortly after 5 o'clock on Tuesday morning.

Warrant Officer Nevell du Toit, stationed in Macassar, died on the scene, while Zaheda Peters remains in a critical condition.

Relatives of du Toit have confirmed he will be laid to rest in Macassar on Saturday.

Since his death, messages of condolences have been streaming in on du Toit's Facebook page, where he's been described as a good friend and dedicated police officer.

His girlfriend, Peters, has undergone two operations at the Vergelegen Mediclinic and remains in ICU.

She was shot in the head and shoulder.

The motive for the attack is still unclear.

Police watchdog, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, is investigating the matter.