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Update: Woman shot dead in Hibberdene – husband arrested

Pearl Govender. Photo taken from Facebook.

UPDATE: November 12

Gary Govender (37) appeared in the Umzumbe Magistrate’s Court earlier today (Monday), charged with killing his wife, Mantombi Pearl Govender (39) in Hibberdene last week

The case was postponed, and he is expected to appear in court again  next week.

Facing Gary Govender. Photo taken from Facebook.

He will remain in custody pending  a formal bail application.

It is claimed that Mrs Govender (39) was with her husband outside Leisuredene Village when he fatally shot her in the head.

Police spokesman, Colonel Thembeka Mbele says Mr Govender reported the murder to the police, claiming that his wife had been shot by two unknown men.

Intensive police investigation linked him to the murder.

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ORIGINAL STORY: November 8

A 39-year-old woman was shot and fatally wounded in Hibberdene last night at about 8.15pm.

It’s believed the woman is the wife of a former policeman.

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Hibberdene police are investigating.

The woman has not yet been officially identified.

This is a evolving story and it will be updated as soon as more information is available.

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