The Limpopo woman who was repeatedly shot by her policeman husband following a quarrel is dead.
Limpopo department of health spokesman Phuti Seloba said Brenda Hlungwane, 25, died on arrival at the Mankweng Hospital in Polokwane on Friday.
Police spokesman Inspector Thomas Makhubele said an argument between the woman and her husband, Twanano Maringa, 23, allegedly broke out on Friday.
"Maringa drew his service pistol and shot the woman four times in the head as she tried to flee the scene," Makhubele said. "He thought the woman was dead and turned the gun on himself. He died instantly."
Their bodies were taken to the Nkensani Hospital, where doctors said the woman was still alive.
She was later transferred to the Mankweng Hospital, where she died on arrival."
Makhubele said an inquest would be conducted.
Over the past six month three cases in which police used their service pistols to kill their partners or wives were reported in Limpopo and two in Mpumalanga.