15 August 2017

South Africa: Investigation Into Teacher's Shooting Incident Leads to Arrest of Firearm Owner

press release

Corporate Communication and Liaison

A 36-year-old man, believed to be the legal owner of a firearm that was used by Vusi Mdluli (40) to shoot and kill his wife before committing suicide, will appearing at the Bushbuckridge Magistrate's Court today.

This comes after police investigations revealed the ownership of the firearm that was used to kill the teacher yesterday. Police are still investigating how his firearm ended up in Mdluli's hands. The man was arrested late yesterday and is facing a negligent handling of a firearm charge.

Vusi Mdluli is alleged to have accosted, shot and killed 30-year-old Kate Chiloane at the school where she was a teacher.

After the shooting, Mdluli fled the scene to his house where he was later found dead with a gunshot wound.

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