JUST IN: Policeman sought for killing wife shoots himself

The police say he shot himself in the upper body and is currently in hospital.


The eMalahleni policeman who was being sought by his own colleagues for the murder of wife Busi Mokwana has shot himself.

The incident happened in Beatty Avenue. He was immediately rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he is under police guard and will undergo and emergency operation.

Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi confirmed Sergeant Elvis Mokwana is currently in hospital after attempting to end his own life late on Thursday evening 3 January 2019.

Sources privy to the matter said Sithole went to a place he owns in Beatty Avenue in the eMalahleni CBD.

“I can only confirm that he did shoot himself in the upper body and didn’t die,” Hlathi said when he spoke to the 013NEWS reporter Thursday night.

Busi Mokwana from Tasbet Park in eMalahleni and Sergeant Elvis Sithole during their happy days

“He is currently in hospital which we can’t disclose,” he said.

The 34-year-old Mokwana, a mineworker, was found dead on Thursday afternoon 3 January 2019. She was in her car that was parked on the side of the road and had a gunshot wound on the side of her head.



In an SMS, which Sithole allegedly sent to Mokwana’s uncle, known only as Mokoena, which the 013NEWS reporter saw and obtained through a screengrab, Sithole allegedly wrote that this was a “lesson that next time there is a problem in the family you don’t just run to the police station”.

She was found at around 3 in the afternoon in her maroon Renault Clio in Tasbet Park’s Kiepersol Street.

Local police said they contacted the car tracker company to allocate his double cap bakkie and it showed them he was in Beatty Avenue

They say they found him in house number 31 sitting quietly in his bakkie and when he saw them he got out of the bakkie, took out his pistol and shot himself.

“He is in a critical condition,” the police said.

(edited by MLM)

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