2008-05-13 : Woman found shot dead at Paarl police barrack

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2008-05-13 : Woman found shot dead at Paarl police barrack

Postby GOSA » Fri, 2008-05-16 12:41

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Woman found shot dead at Paarl police barrack
May 13 2008 at 01:01PM

By Courtney Brooks

Police are probing the deaths of two women and a police constable in
separate incidents last week.

In the first, 30-year-old Constable Xolani Lavatsha and a Paarl
resident were killed early on Saturday.

Lavatsha's girlfriend alerted police to a call from him, in which he
claimed to have shot a woman in his room at the police barracks in

His colleagues arrived to find the body of Debbie Kollie, 32, in his
room. She had been shot.

Police are investigating Lavatsha's relationship with Kollie.

Police believe Lavatsha drove to Mbekweni, in Paarl.

His body was found at a relative's home.

He had been shot.

Police spokesperson Andre Traut said that while there had been no
witnesses to the murder of Kollie, there had been one to Lavatsha's

In the second incident, police have been searching since last Monday
for a man in connection with the murder of his girlfriend. She was
battered to death with a wheelbarrow.

Sincedile Jini, 35, was allegedly heard arguing with his girlfriend,
Theresa Pienaar, 24, at their home in Lansdowne.

They went to sleep, but it is believed that she was murdered in the
middle of the night.

Her body was found by police the following morning, and Jini hasn't
been seen since, said police spokesperson Elliot Sinyangana.

Police are investigating, and anyone with information can contact
Quinton Hendricks on 021-700-9000, or CrimeStop on 08600-10111.

This article was originally published on page 4 of Cape Times on May 13, 2008
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