Mpumalanga police are investigating the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman, who was gunned down in full view of commuters in broad daylight.
The victim is thought to be in her mid-30s and had reportedly filed an assault case against her boyfriend prior to her death.
According to witnesses, the suspect was driving a bakkie and pulled over in front of the pregnant woman who had just stepped out of a taxi.
The suspect fired a shot into her leg after drawing a firearm.
When the victim had fallen to the ground, she was shot in the head twice more before the suspect sped away.
The incident took place on Samora Machel Street, near the Buscor bus terminals.
Colonel Donald Mdhluli, a provincial police spokesperson, confirmed that the pregnant woman had been fatally shot, adding that emergency medical workers certified her dead on the scene.
The woman’s mother said she told her daughter to return home because she was being abused, which enraged her lover, who had already paid lobola.
Colonel Mdhluli, on the other hand, stated that he could not provide any additional information because police were still gathering information and conducting an investigation.
There have been no arrests.
In August, 35-year-old Busisiwe Ngubo, who was pregnant with triplets, was killed, allegedly by her cop boyfriend, just moments before she was to deliver her babies.
The extremely pregnant woman was allegedly attacked and strangled to death while on her way to the hospital by Sergeant Mbuyiseni Gema, who wanted her to have the babies aborted.
Gema appeared in Ixopo Magistrates Court on Thursday, August 31, where his charges were read out.
The case was postponed to allow Gema to apply for bail.