The double tragedy rocked the village of Ematimatolo in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday, police stated.
Colonel Thembeka Mbele stated that 26-year-old Sinenkosi Zondi was unintentionally shot by a relative whereas underneath the affect.
The relative tried to take him to hospital for remedy, however he died on the way in which.
He then drove to a cliff with Zondi’s physique and threw it over the cliff into bush and bushes.
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The “suspect”, named as Zama Zondo, then went to admit to Sinenkosi’s mother and father about what he had achieved.
“The suspect Mr Zama Zondi then shot himself after confessing to the deceased family,” stated Mbele.
The police and search and rescue and the K9 unit have been known as and the grim process of recovering Sinenkosi’s physique from 40 metres down started.
Rescuers abseiled down the cliff, and by utilizing a rope and basket system hoisted Sinenkosi’s physique to the highest.
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