It’s believed a gunman stormed into the house while the couple and their children were sleeping.
Police were called to Military Road just after 4am where they found the body of the 33-year-old man only identified as “Namat.”
His wife was shot in the stomach and leg after an unknown man stormed inside the family’s home and opened fire.
It is believed the couple’s children were also present and were later escorted out by police.
Police spokesperson Sinathi Joni says: “Circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that occurred in the early hours of this morning [Wednesday] at Military Road in Lavender Hill, Steenberg are under investigation.
“According to reports, the 33-year-old man was fatally wounded and a 32-year-old woman sustained wounds in the stomach and right leg after an unknown male barged in their home and started firing.
“Murder and attempted murder cases have been opened for investigation with no arrests made at this point.”
The Daily Voice also attempted to speak to the family of the deceased but they were not available for comment as they were preparing for his burial according to Muslim rites.
It was also alleged that the deceased was a gangster, but this could not be confirmed.