Man flees after allegedly shooting partner’s lover

Johannesburg -

A 21-year-old man was shot dead in Jabulani, Soweto, on Monday morning for allegedly having an affair with another man's partner, Gauteng police said.

“It is alleged that the 21-year-old man was in love with a 39-year-old woman who was about to get married,” said police spokesman Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

“The woman had been paid lobola for and was supposed to have a traditional wedding soon.”

Makhubela said the man allegedly shot his partner's lover in the upper body and he died on the scene.

“The man ran away after the shooting and we appeal to the community to help police with (information about) his whereabouts.” - Sapa