LEPHALALE — The man who committed suicide on Wednesday 16 January around 08:40, a block away from the Standard Bank building along Fox Odendaal Street, is the late Joel Maponya (29). (See front page and page 4 of Mogol Post, dated 18 January 2018.)
During this tragic event, Maponya first shot his partner, Bether Masoela (36), wounding her, before he shot himself in the head a block away from where she was shot in her right shoulder. She was lying at the Standard Bank entrance with her face down.
At the time of going to print she was transferred to Polokwane Provincial Hospital for treatment and she barely had use of her right arm.
Cases of inquest and attempted murder were opened at Lephalale SAPS.
According to Police, he was a security officer and she is a cleaner.