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Man who killed wife while reporting domestic violence appears in court

The attack occurred at the Madeira Police Station in Mthatha on Monday afternoon.

Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - A husband is due to appear in court this week for shooting dead his wife inside an Eastern Cape police station.

The attack occurred at the Madeira Police Station in Mthatha on Monday afternoon.

Police said that the 28-year-old woman was reporting a case of domestic violence when her husband entered the station.

They say without saying a word, he started firing at his wife.

He then tried to flee but was apprehended by officers.

The police's Thembinkosi Kinana: "We have opened a murder case for investigation. Once the suspect has been charged, he is expected in the Mthatha Magistrates Court on murder-related charges."

It's understood the 42-year-old suspect works as a security guard.

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