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SA actor who allegedly killed his lover set to appear in court

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A South African actor who allegedly shot his lover to death is expected to make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

A SOUTH African actor who allegedly killed his lover in a shooting is expected to make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

The 51-year-old is alleged to have shot and killed a 29-year-old man. Initially, the media were told that the victim was a woman.

Police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi said it was reported that the suspect took an overdose of medication. He was taken to hospital under police guard.

Nevhuhulwi said the accused was expected to appear in the Kempton Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The police were unable to provide a motive for the shooting.

It was reported that the suspect had acted in local soapie “7de Laan”. The soapie and SABC 2 released a statement shortly after the shooting, stating that the suspect was not part of the current crew.

“As it stands, we have no knowledge of the identity of the individual involved and would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family and friends.

“Production has made efforts to establish whom the said individual might be. However, as per the law, a suspect’s identity cannot be disclosed until such time that they have been formally charged.”

They added that the suspect was an actor who had featured in several South African soap operas, but which programmes they were was unclear.

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