Wife fighting for life after being shot seven times

Alfred Moselakgomo

Alfred Moselakgomo

Police have confiscated two more guns belonging to a Mpumalanga man who allegedly shot his wife seven times, then threw her out of a moving car.

In a raid at Solly Madileng's, house in Marapyane in the KwaMhlanga area on Friday, police found two more guns in a safe.

This brings to three the number of guns seized from the businessman, pictured.

The gun Madileng allegedly used to shoot his wife, Maki, was found by Limpopo police in Louis Trichardt two weeks ago.

Police spokesman Inspector Veli Semenya said they were investigating whether the guns had been used in any previous crimes.

Madileng, 48, allegedly shot his 40-year-old wife of 10 years seven times before throwing her out of a moving car when she told him she was leaving.

Madileng was allegedly angered by his wife's decision to end their troubled marriage.

After shooting her, Madileng escaped, but handed himself over to the police in Durban three days later.

Maki is fighting for her life at a Pretoria hospital.

On Friday, Madileng appeared briefly in the Temba magistrates' court in Hammanskraal.

Magistrate Isaac Motsoai postponed the case to August 24 for further investigations.

Madileng's attorney, Brown Madisha, said he was consulting with his client.

He said he would probably apply for bail during his next appearance.

Madileng is in police custody at Pretoria Central police station.