Police couple’s murder-suicide shocks community in Pongola

THE gruesome murder-suicide of a Jozini police couple on Tuesday continues to haunt the small rural town.

Not only has the incident shaken the community to its core, but with little information on what really happened, rumours abound.

The bodies of Constable Sithabiso Mpanza (21) and Constable Sifiso Sibiya (30), both officers at Jozini Police Station, were found on Tuesday evening.

According to police, the incident occurred a few meters from the station where the couple worked.

Investigators found Mpanza’s body riddled with bullets, while Sibiya had sustained one gunshot to the head.

They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

‘Evidence suggests Sibiya killed his girlfriend en then committed suicide. The motive for the incident is unknown at this stage,’ said Jozini SAPS spokesperson, Capt Senzo Gumede.

A case of murder and an inquest docket have been opened.

ALSO READ: Bloody attack follows social braai in eSikhaleni


Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

For news straight to your phone invite us:

WhatsApp – 072 069 4169

Instagram – zululand_observer

Wellington Makwakwa

Latest News


Recommended Story x
ANC disrupts Jozini budget meeting

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Zululand Observer

Your details:

Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)