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By Alex Matlala and Frank Maponya | 2012-02-15 07:01:05.0 | COMMENTS [ 109 ]

She was a student medical therapist, he was in the army

THE Limpopo department of health has suffered yet another blow following the death of a health worker in a suspected lovers' tiff.

Phuti Thantsha, 33, who was a student physiotherapist at the Siloam Hospital outside Thohoyandou, was found dead with a bullet wound.

Her body was lying next to that of her boyfriend, Oupa Makalela, 34, a member of the South African Defence Force.

It is suspected the two had quarrelled.

Spokeswoman Lieutenant-Colonel Ronel Otto said police have opened a murder and an inquest dockets. Investigations were continuing.

Otto said the incident happened at the hospital's single quarters where the couple's bodies were found half-naked on Sunday.

According to Otto, the room was locked from inside and there appeared to be no sign of forced entry.

"Hence we suspect that the man might have shot the woman and then himself," she explained.

"The woman had a bullet wound in the forehead and the man had a bullet wound on the side of the head."

She said a 9mm Norinco firearm with a magazine and one bullet was found next to the body of the man.

Forensic investigations had been done at the scene and police are still waiting for the results.

  • In February last year, Mpho Melato, an official of the department then attached to MEC Dikeledi Magadzi's office, was found dead in her townhouse in Polokwane.

Her throat was slit. Melato's boyfriend was arrested for the murder and is doing time at Leeuwkop prison, in Johannesburg.

Magadzi yesterday sent condolences to the family of Thantsha.

  • Meanwhile, three people, including a policeman appeared in court charged with the murder of Phalaborwa medical practitioner, Fandzo Nyathi.

Provincial police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi identified the suspects as Edwin Mushwana, 46, Lepono Mohlala, 47, and Sergeant Mohale Raganya, 40, of Maake Police Station in Lenyenye, Tzaneen.

"The three had their first court appearance in the Namakgale Magistrate's Court on Monday where they applied for bail," Mulaudzi said.

Nyathi was fatally shot in the chest during a robbery at his house on March 21 2009.

The gunmen fled with two laptops, a safe, two cellphones, a licensed firearm, a Mercedes-Benz and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Nyathi's car was later found abandoned at Tswenyane village in Leboeng near Burgersfort, also in Limpopo.

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Yes some careers don't match,Imagine mina an engineer marrying a girl working @ Jet,Edgars.It will be arguments everyday,coz we dont have same thinking line.So guys plz dont be taken by their beauty,you will suffer.Ladies don't be taken by the good sex soldiers,builders give to you,you will die.
Amazing how shallow and stupid you sound and yet you claim to be an engineer well apparently it takes more than career path to make a relationship work you domkop but hey if you rather base your relationships on career compatibility then go ahead

@online-evangelist: There's something special irritating about your kind of people

2012-02-15 10:05:55.0 | 0 replies

tumza-Bari ya gago e goreketseng for gister akere o ganne ke go ise tarveneng ya Ausi Popie.

2012-02-15 11:12:57.0 | 0 replies


nka se go bolelle papa, maar ne ke ipolelletse gore ko mo fa ................ goed. problem e bile go lwala fela, ne ke tshaba go mo tshela ka flu.

2012-02-15 11:18:19.0 | 0 replies

Galfrend-Tell me neh say I want to make love to my woman and she refuses and then I beat her up for that,I then ask again and she agrees but I dont do the deed because my conscience wont let me,what do you call that is it attempted rape?
Oh yes of course without a doubt,It is attempted rape..... hehehe hope you are not the guyt involved in here.......

2012-02-15 11:27:26.0 | 0 replies

BlackPumpkin: You may wish for what you like. Fortunately I need not oblige. You name suits the way you spell.

2012-02-15 11:43:18.0 | 0 replies

Galfrend-Ofcourse not hau what do you take me for?Go cho the person can go to jail mos

tumza-Aow kante go na le motho o go nyakazang?So nna o mpeile kae ga o fa ba bangwe

2012-02-15 11:44:12.0 | 0 replies

Galfrend-Ofcourse not hau what do you take me for?Go cho the person can go to jail mos
lol askies, yah I think they can go to jail if she can provide evidence. Is it people you know?

2012-02-15 11:48:11.0 | 0 replies


what can I say... using spell check has never been my preffered hobby.

but you on the other hand just love it. hope the price was not an idiot brain wrapped in a box?

2012-02-15 11:52:14.0 | 0 replies

It is someone I know personally.This is bad ek se

2012-02-15 11:52:58.0 | 0 replies


of course o teng, o ntse o nagana eng kante wena?

2012-02-15 11:53:54.0 | 0 replies

SANDF...good for nothing--you go to international missions and they are the weeping boys. All rebels in North Africa know that SANDF are pop-con...shame on them. Pulling the wrong trigger on a woman....

2012-02-15 11:54:35.0 | 0 replies