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Cop goes on rampage, kills 8 people in S Africa

Superintendent Chippa Mateane killed four colleagues, three women and a baby before gunning down himself.

india Updated: Apr 04, 2006 14:36 IST

A policeman went on the rampage, killing four colleagues, three women and a baby before gunning down himself, police said on Tuesday.

Superintendent Chippa Mateane (42) killed the women and child and critically wounded one other woman on Monday evening.

He then drove to the Johannesburg police station where he was based and opened fire on other policemen.

Three died in his office, and the body of the fourth was found just outside the room.

Mateane fled the scene in a police car, which he later abandoned. He then shot his brother, critically wounding him.

Police killed Mateane early on Tuesday after an extensive manhunt. The motive for the slayings was not immediately known.