“But Reuben would tell people that Puleng’s salary was peanuts compared to what he was being paid.
“He would open the fridge and throw all the food Puleng bought on the floor, even though Puleng always made sure the fridge was full,” claimed Susan.
She said Puleng’s two-year-old daughter keeps saying she is waiting for her mother.
“I lie and tell her Puleng isn’t home yet,” Susan said.
Puleng’s aunt, Catherine Mofokeng, said Puleng was supportive of her family.
“She was a great provider.”
Viljoensdrift police spokeswoman Captain Livhuwani Hani said they are investigating a case of murder and suicide.
She said: “The couple had an argument and Reuben was seen grabbing his wife by the throat. It is alleged that he then took out his firearm and shot her twice in the head.”