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The scene of the grissly murders

Tinaani Nyabereka.

A Gweru-based car dealer and businessman, Peter Dube who reside in Athlone suburb yesterday, April 22, shot dead his second wife's suspected lover, identified only as Shelton, as well as Shelton’s girlfriend Gamuchirai Madungwe.

The shooting also left Dube’s second wife Nyasha Nharingo (31) and her sister Nyaradzo Nharingo (34) nursing serious gunshot wounds, and they are now in hospital.

The incident happened at Bensam Flats along Main Street around 23:00hrs after Dube suspected his second wife Nyasha of cheating.

Although Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko said he was yet to get information regarding the circumstances, sources said the bodies of the deceased had already been removed from the scene.

The sources said Dube shot his wife after he learnt about her alleged infidelity which he had suspected for some time.

The two deceased persons, together with Nyasha and Nyaradzo, had traveled to Masvingo to collect Nyaradzo’s passport without Dube’s knowledge and this did not go well with him as they reportedly came back home drunk.

At around 2300hrs, Dube, armed with an undisclosed firearm, got into his second wife’s bedroom where an argument started after he accused her of having a love affair with Shelton, who is also said to be a car dealer based in Kwekwe.

He then went outside where Shelton sat in his car and shot him once on the head. He then met Madungwe who was coming downstairs after hearing gunshots, and shot her dead before fleeing.

The accused’s younger brother Advance Dube and wife Jestina Chawana were then informed of the incident and they reported the matter to the police.

Meawhile, Dube is said to have contacted his close relatives warning them that he was contemplating suicide. 

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