A policeman shot dead his wife and 28-year-old son before killing himself in Tloung Village, Mahikeng, North West police said on Tuesday.
On Saturday around 11.30pm, Warrant Officer Mogorosi Nthutang and his wife apparently had an argument, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.
“It is alleged that a member of public order policing in Mahikeng, Warrant Officer Mogorosi Nthutang, 47, killed his wife Meisie Nthutang, 41, and his son Obolokeng Nthutang, 28, at their house…,” he said.
Police were investigating a case of murder and suicide.
“The Provincial Commissioner Lt-Gen Zukiswa Mbombo expressed her condolence to the family of the victims and urged the members to get assistance using programmes that are available in the Police Service… when they are experiencing challenges in their domestic environment.”