By Online Reporter
A MAN in Gweru has shot dead his wife’s friend and the wife’s suspected boyfriend at close range in the city centre following a domestic dispute.
The wife and the wife’s sister are reportedly in critical condition in hospitals, with two bullets lodged in her head.
According to police sources, which were however not authorised to speak to the media, the man attacked his wife on Friday morning at some residential flats in the Midlands Province capital early Friday morning.
The sources say the wife’s friend tried to intervene into the fight and was shot dead. A taxi driver was also reportedly shot at in the ensuing man as the trigger-happy man fired a hail of bullets in all directions. It has since been established the taxi driver was suspected of being in a relationship with the man’s wife and he was gunned down as he tried to flee the scene.
The killer has since been identified as Peter Dube, a well-known car dealer in Gweru. Police say he is on the run and is wanted.
The wife’s friend, identified as Octavia Mudungwe (pictured), died on the spot sources said. The man, identified only as Peter, is on the run.
This article has been updated to reflect that:
- The wife is not dead but in critical condition;
- Peter Dube is on the run after the incident. – Zimbabwe Voice ■