Cape Town – The widow of murdered Mpumalanga chief Clyde Mnisi has been shot dead just days after her husband’s burial.
According to police, Charlene Felicity Mathews, 30, was gunned down during the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Police in Calcutta, Mpumalanga, are investigating a case of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
“According to the information, the police at Calcutta were called to a shooting incident at the residential place of the late chief. Upon arrival they found the lifeless body of the woman with multiple gunshot wounds on the head.
“Two other males identified as family members also sustained gunshot wounds after being shot and they were taken to hospital for medical treatment,” said police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala.
Mathews was declared dead by paramedics who attended the scene.
Widow of the late Chief Clyde Mnisi (37), Charlene Felicity Mathews (30) shot dead at her place of residence in Mpumalanga. It is alleged that armed suspects entered the house and opened fire on the deceased including 2 other male family members who were taken to- pic.twitter.com/dQrIhVdyke
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“Preliminary investigation by the police has since revealed that armed suspect(s) somehow got into the house and shot at the three victims and then fled the scene,” Mohlala said.
He said the investigation will attempt to establish how the shooters gained entry into the house.
No arrests have been made and no motive for the shootings has been established, Mohlala said.
The death of Mathews comes after her husband was fatally shot on the Airport Road near White River next to Kruger-Mpumalanga International (KMI) Airport on 26 March 2023.
Police said that his killers were still at large.
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin