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Firefighter shot dead outside Tshwane . station

Members of the Tshwane . Emergency Department are recovering from the shock after a firefighter was shot dead outside the Bronkhorstspruit fire station on Wednesday evening.

59-year-old fire chief Sonile Annah Mnguni had gone out to meet someone after answering a phone call from the said person.

Firefighters said they heard gunshots right after she left the fire station.

After recovering from the shock and fear of the shots they heard, the crew went out to look for her.

Her lifeless body was discovered about 100 meters away from the fire station, riddled with gunshot wounds.

A paramedic pronounced her dead on the spot.

The Emergency Department expressed its condolences to her family, colleagues and friends for her untimely death.

The department has activated the Employee Wellness Section to provide counseling support to employees and the family of the deceased.

The motive behind the shooting is not yet known and is currently under investigation.

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Tembisa nurse suffers the same fate

Mnguni’s death comes a week after a nurse in Tembisa was shot at work, allegedly by her boyfriend, a police officer.

According to the Gauteng Department of Healththe police officer – on duty – entered the hospital in Ekurhuleni in a state vehicle and called his partner to the parking lot, where he shot her before turning the gun on himself.

The 31-year-old man was then flown to Milpark Hospital after surviving and is said to be in critical condition.

The police officer is affiliated with the Ekurhuleni Cluster Tracing Team, the Independent Investigative Directorate (ipid) confirmed on Wednesday.

Ipid spokesman Grace Langa said the nurse – who has been working at the hospital since April 2016 – was shot about seven times in the head and neck.

“The girlfriend was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The police officer was flown to Milpark Hospital with a gunshot wound to his cheek and is in stable condition. A murder case has been opened at Tembisa Saps,’ Langa said.

The officer has since woken up in hospital, but is in critical condition.

compiled by Narissa Subramoney

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