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Durban - A domestic dispute ended in a double tragedy after a Durban man shot dead his wife while they were driving, before shooting himself.
Harold Matthys, 50, and his wife, Yoland, 49, were found critically injured in their vehicle at the corner of Essex and Durham roads, in Wentworth on Friday.
It has been alleged the couple had been arguing at their home.
A neighbour, who heard the commotion, said that the couple decided not to continue arguing in front of their children and went for a drive.
He said Yoland drove the car while her husband sat in the passenger seat.
Police spokesman, Captain Thulani Zwane, confirmed the incident.
Yoland was shot multiple times in the stomach, hand and face while driving.
She lost control of the car, which crashed into a tree.
Netcare 911 spokesman, Chris Botha, said the couple were found with critical injuries.
“The female died at the scene while the man died on his way to Wentworth Hospital,” Botha said.
The family did not want to comment on the incident.
DA councillor, Aubrey Snyman, described the incident as tragic.
He said people facing difficulties should use the crisis centres and trauma units that had been established in their areas.
“These challenges can be overcome if we talk about them. Our condolences to the family,” Snyman said.
Wentworth police are investigating a case of murder and an inquest docket has been opened.