Soldier 'kills girlfriend'

A man allegedly shot dead his girlfriend and then shot himself in his Durban home yesterday, police said.

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

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