Lodge manager killed by boyfriend


FRANCISTOWN: Police at Gerald Estates are investigating a case in which a 34-year-old lodge manager was shot dead by her 41-year-old boyfriend at the estates.

Gerald Estates Police acting station commander Joel Machete confirmed the incident. The 41-year-old boyfriend who died from self-inflicted injuries moments later was self-employed. 

The two are said to have been living together in Maun, but the woman was said to be staying in the second city for a short course at the Francistown College of Technical and Vocational Education. 

The acting station commander told Mmegi that the shooter was found in a critical condition after attempting commit suicide with the same gun he used to kill his girlfriend. 

Machete added that the man subsequently died from the ‘self-inflicted injuries’ upon arrival at the Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital. 

He said that he is not privy to what could have transpired   between the deceased events to lead to a murder-suicide.

Editor's Comment
Let's Enjoy Responsibly

The rate of infection and the death toll might have gone down, but the threat is still there. According to statistics released on September 20, 2021, a total of 229,563 people have been fully vaccinated. While there is some progress, we still have a long way to go.As nightclubs and other entertainment areas open up in October, let’s ensure that we make our safety a priority. It is common knowledge that consumption of alcoholic beverages can...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up