Security guard who fatally shot wife dead in police station appears in court


The 42-year-old watchman who was arrested for the murder of his wife during a police headquarters has appeared within the Mthatha magistrate’s court on Wednesday.

Yandisa Daniso allegedly shoot his wife multiple times while she was reporting a case of violence at the police headquarters .

The incident happened at Madeira police headquarters within the Eastern Cape Town on Monday.

He appeared briefly in court following the incident on charges of premeditated murder, attempted murder and unlawfully discharging a firearm during a public place.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Luxolo Tyali narrated the incident.

He said “it is alleged that on Monday, a 28-year-old woman was reporting a case of violence at Madeira police headquarters within the Mthatha CBD, when Daniso, her husband, entered and shot her dead.”

“He attempted to escape the scene but was immediately apprehended by the police.”

When the incident happened, bystanders were terrified and had to run to safety.

An eyewitness Songezo Sanazo who was at the station to certify his documents narrated his experience when the shooting started.

He said he saw a man walk into the charge office with a gun shortly before the incident happened.

“I heard the first shot and I thought it was not something serious.”

“But I had to run for cover and hide behind the wall when I heard a second one, third and fourth while other people were running away from the yard screaming.”

“We were all terrified,” he said.

Daniso’s case has been postponed to September 18 for a formal bail application.

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