The widow of the controversial chief Clyde Mnisi, who died in a hail of bullets about a week ago, was also killed on Tuesday morning.
Felicity Mathews (30) was shot dead in her home early Tuesday morning.
“The police were called to the deceased chief’s house in Calcutta this morning after receiving reports of a shooting incident,” says Brig. Selvy Mohlala, spokesperson for the police in Mpumalanga.
When the police and paramedics arrived at the scene, her lifeless body was found there. She had several gunshot wounds to her head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Two other men, who were later identified as family members, also sustained gunshot wounds in the incident and were taken to the nearest hospital for medical treatment,” says Mohlala.
A preliminary investigation by the police has meanwhile confirmed that armed suspects somehow entered the house and shot at the three victims. They then fled the scene.
The police found a few bullet casings at the scene.
“A team put together by the police has already started the investigation and hopes to arrest the perpetrators soon,” says Mohlala.
“First of all, we want to determine how the suspects gained access to the house.”
Mnisi (37), Matthews se man, is op Sunday 26 March shot dead on the way to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport outside White River. His killers are still at large.
Mnisi was due to appear in court next month on charges of, among other things, the illegal purchase and sale of rhino horn. Prosecutors claim Mnisi was part of a syndicate suspected of smuggling poached rhinoceros horn on a large scale.
“The motive for the shooting is still unknown at this stage and no one has been arrested so far,” says Mohlala.
The public is asked to call the Stop Crime number on 08600 10111 in relation to any information regarding the incident. Members of the public can also send information via the MYSAPS app.
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