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Dagga found in suicide guard's room

By unknown | Aug 08, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alex Matlala

Alex Matlala

Mystery surrounds the death of a Bolobedu security guard who shot and killed himself under the impression that he had killed his girlfriend.

Tebogo Stanley Kgamedi, allegedly shot and killed himself with his service pistol at Ramotshinyadi village in Bolobedu on Tuesday.

This after he had had a fierce argument with his girlfriend who allegedly wanted to end their relationship.

"On the day of the shooting Kgamedi allegedly waited for the woman at a local bus stop, where she was to board a taxi to work," Bolobedu police spokesman Captain Freddy Maenetja said.

"Another argument between the couple ensued.

"It came to a head when Kgamedi fired a shot in the direction of the woman and she fell to the ground."

"He was unaware that the bullet had missed the woman and fled the scene under the impression that he had killed her."

Kgamedi reportedly fled his place of work at the local clinic where he shot himself in the head.

After the incident the police searched his room at the clinic on the basis of a tip-off from members of the community, who told them that Kgamedi was a regular dagga smoker and dealer.

Dagga was found in the room and also in his trouser pockets.

Maenetja said they confiscated 165kg of dagga.

"The estimated street value of the dagga we found is R15000."

Maenetja appealed to couples with problems to consult the relevant authorities for assistance before going to desperate extremes.


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