The owner of the gun used in the killing made a brief appearance at the Bushbuckridge Magistrates Court.


The mother of the 40-year-old man who shot dead his 30-year-old wife before ending his own life says she believes her son was pushed to the edge by unemployment and feeling of being rejected by his wife.

The 70-year-old Freda Mdluli saidVusi Mdluli and Kate Chiloane’s marital life had always been fine until Vusi lost his job and Kate left him.

Kate taught Grade 2 kids at the Sediba sa Thuto primary school in Bushbuckridge.

She was killed by Vusi in the full view of her pupils on the school premises last Monday at around 8am.

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Vusi had asked permission from the principal to enter and speak to her.

After shooting her, Vusi fled the scene to their house where he killed himself.

Gogo Freda said Kate left his son in April after he lost employment.

“Everything was ruined. I also tried to convince her to go back to their home but she refused. This hurt him very much,” she said.

But Kate’s family describes Vusi as someone who was abusive and short-tempered.

Kate’s elder sister Bridgeet Chiloane said Kate received death threats from him after she left him in April.

“He would send lots of messages saying that he was going to die, but he would not let her live; that he would die with her,” Bridget said

 

(edited by MLM)

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