Crime and Courts

 Gweru fugitive killer remanded in custody

MARTIN MAWAYA

GWERU-Peter Dube has this afternoon been remanded in custody to  April 17, 2024  when he appeared before Gweru Provincial Magistrate Beaulity Dube.

Dube (40) was represented by Thuso Omega Maputsenyika of Mhaka Attorneys for the two counts of murder and two attempted murder counts.

 He was on the run for three years and was deported from Mozambique where he was arrested for using a fake identity.

Dube was arrested yesterday upon landing at the RGM International Airport in Harare from Mozambique where he had been deported to by the Ireland Courts.

When appearing at Gweru magistrate courts, Dube looked calm during the court proceedings.

Appearing for the state Helen Khosa who was assisted by Vivian Chindedza told the court that on April 22, 2021, at Bensam flats along Mvuma road, Dube shot Shelton Chiduku on the left shoulder accusing him for having an affair with his wife.

Chiduku died instantly.

The court heard that the accused (Dube) allegedly shot Gamuchirai Mudungwe once on the left cheek near the nose and she died on the spot.

The state prosecutors added that at Bensam flats upstairs, on the same day, Dube shot his second wife Nyasha Nharingo “once on the cheek and the bullet protruded to the left side of her neck, removed her right molar teeth and landed on the upper side of her shoulder”.

Whilst on the upstairs apartment, the court heard that the accused allegedly turned the gun on Nyaradzo Nharingo the sister to his second wife Nyasha Nharingo.

 Nyaradzo was shot once above the left ear and the bullet passed through and raptured her right eye.

Nyasha and Nyaradzo were treated at Gweru Provincial Hospital and discharged.

After the incident, Dube fled to South Africa, before relocating to Eswatini, where he changed his identity to Xolile Mtsali.

He then travelled to Ireland, where he was arrested in Dublin last year for violating the country’s immigration laws before being deported to Mozambique.

He claimed to be a Mozambican citizen named Armando Quenete Muchanga before authorities established that he was a Zimbabwean.

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