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Cape Town - A day of golf ended in horror when one man shot and killed his brother-in-law in front of friends at his Bothasig home, in what a friend called a “tragic accident”.
A man was arrested for the shooting on Saturday evening.
Neither of their names can be published since the man has yet to appear in court and they are related.
They were married to twin sisters.
Four friends had returned from Citrusdal and were relaxing at the home on Saturday.
Police spokesman November Filander said a man had been showing his licenced gun to the four when a shot went off, hitting the victim in the head.
November said one of the men raced to the police station and the other two waited for paramedics to arrive.
The victim was declared dead on the scene.
Family friend Rod Solomons said on Sunday that the two men were his closest friends.
On his Facebook page on Sunday, Solomons said his heart was “heavy for both families,” following the tragic accident.
They belonged to a golf social club and played together regularly.
“I was meant to go with them to Citrusdal, but because I had played on Friday I didn’t go with [them],” a devastated Solomons said on Sunday.
Solomons said it was a double tragedy. The sisters and their children were distraught and unable to speak to the media, he said.
The arrested man and his wife ran a management consultancy, he said.
Solomons went to the Parow police station to see the arrested man and said that he was deeply traumatised.
The arrested man owns an upholstery business in the city.
Filander said the man was expected to appear in court today.
* A man shot and killed his sister after an argument in Parow on Saturday evening.
Filander said the woman, a car guard, had been working at a parking lot in Bedford Avenue when her brother came up to her and shot her in the head.
After the shooting he went to a pub, saw an off-duty policeman and handed himself over. He was arrested on a charge of murder.
Filander said there had apparently been a family argument during the day about the victim, but she had not been part of it.