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Johannesburg - A police constable was shot dead, allegedly by her fiancé, in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni, on Thursday.
Fikile Mpangane, 34, was killed on her day off, allegedly by her fiancé, Jimmy Ramoto, with whom she had split up a week earlier.
Witnesses said Ramoto arrived in a black VW Jetta late on Thursday morning. He allegedly shot Mpangane dead before turning the gun on himself.
Elias Meso, a tenant living in the same house, said he was asleep when he was awakened by four gunshots.
“I rushed into their room... She was lying on the bed, he was on the floor at the door, dead.”
The gun, said Meso, was still in Ramoto’s hand.
Other tenants said they detected a faint pulse and had tried to stop a passing taxi to get Mpangane to hospital.
They said she died before they could move her.
Mpangane’s friend Rachel Gumede was also at the scene on Thursday and said the couple had been together since 2008, but recently had a rocky relationship.
“She came from Bushbuckridge, she was my home girl,” Gumede said.
Witnesses said Ramoto, who was unemployed, had come to pick up his belongings on Thursday.
Inside the Jetta was a six-pack of Smirnoff Spin. An empty bottle lay on the floor of the driver’s seat.
Two other bottles were missing.
Another tenant said that when she heard the shooting, she thought the stove had exploded.
Those who knew Ramoto said he didn’t own a gun and he didn’t seem like the kind of man to do this sort of thing.
“Jimmy was a quiet guy but, then again you just never know with affairs of the heart,” said Lovedalia Selabe.