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Mike Schutte's son shoots self before move

He and his wife Carin had reportedly been discussing the family's relocation to Pretoria and he had been emotional.

Boxing legend Mike Schutte's son shot himself dead with a hunting rifle last week, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

Pieter Schutte, 40, was found in the Seodin Cemetery in Kuruman in the Northern Cape on Thursday afternoon.

He and his wife Carin had reportedly been discussing the family's relocation to Pretoria and he had been emotional.

Carin Schutte said he calmed down and told her he was going to fetch boxes for packing.

A few hours later he called her from the cemetery and told her what he was planning to do, and asked her to come to him.

He had their bakkie so she called their pastor and arranged a lift there for herself.

When she got there the pastor had already arrived and held her back as she tried to run towards her husband lying next to their bakkie.

A memorial service would be held at 6pm on Tuesday night.

He leaves his wife and two children.

His father Mike died in 2008.

  

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