Widow of late Chief Clyde Mnisi shot dead just days after his burial

Nelspruit: 04 April 2023 – The widow of the late Chief Clyde Mnisi, Charlene Felicity Mathews, was fatally shot in the early hours of today, Tuesday, 04 April 2023 around 01h10 am, just two days after her husband’s burial. Two other male family members were also shot and injured in the incident at the residential place of the late chief. A case of murder with two counts of attempted murder is being investigated by the police in Calcutta [1][2][3].

The police found the lifeless body of Charlene Felicity Mathews with multiple gunshot wounds on the head. The two injured family members were taken to the hospital for medical treatment. Preliminary investigation by the police has revealed that armed suspect(s) somehow got into the house and shot at the three victims and then fled the scene. Police found some cartridges on the scene. A team of investigators has been assembled and has already begun with the probe with a hope to arrest the perpetrator(s). Part of the investigation will be to establish on how the suspect(s) gained entry into the house. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage. No one has been arrested thus far. The police urge anyone with information that may assist in apprehending the suspect(s) to call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential, and callers may opt to remain anonymous [1].

It should be noted that Charlene Felicity Mathews’ husband, Chief Clyde Mnisi, was fatally shot on the Airport Road near White River next to Kruger- Mpumalanga International (KMI) Airport in the evening of Sunday, 26 March 2023 around 23h00 am. His killers are still at large and have not yet been found. According to City Press, Chief Mnisi had links to the murky world of rhino poaching [4].

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