A man allegedly shot dead his girlfriend and then shot himself in his Durban home yesterday, police said.
Police spokesman Michael Read said the 35-year-old man allegedly shot his girlfriend, Nomakhosi Gumede, 28, in the head before turning the gun on himself.
Read said the man was a member of the defence force.
Gumede died at the scene.
The man was airlifted to a Durban hospital, where his condition is said to be critical. - Sapa