Pretoria cop arrested for allegedly killing her husband

A tragic incident unfolded in Pretoria when a police Sergeant, Lindiwe Hlungwane, was arrested by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) on Sunday for the alleged murder of her husband.

The case has been postponed to February 6 for a formal bail application.

According to information gathered by Ipid, the incident occurred during a midnight “commotion” between the couple.

Hlungwane’s husband allegedly took her service firearm and pointed it at her.

Phaladi Shuping, the national spokesperson for Ipid, provided further details, stating, “Mr Hlongwane took Sergeant Hlungwane’s official firearm from her handbag and pointed it at her… She tried to grab the firearm from the husband, and a scuffle ensued.”

The firearm was discharged four times during the struggle, resulting in the husband’s death.

This devastating incident serves as a reminder of the dangers faced by law enforcement officers, even within their own homes.

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