Wife of slain Mpumalanga ‘poaching kingpin’ shot dead

Wife of slain Mpumalanga ‘poaching kingpin’ shot dead

Police in Mpumalanga have confirmed that the widow of Clyde Mnisi, the chief of the Mnisi clan in Mpumalanga, has been shot and killed.

Wife of slain Mpumalanga ‘poaching kingpin’ shot dead

Charlene Felicity Mathews was killed, and two of her family members wounded, just days after Mnisi’s murder.

Chief Clyde Mnisi (37) was fatally shot on the Airport Road near White River next to Kruger-Mpumalanga International Airport last month. 

Police spokesperson Selvy Mohlala says the widow was shot dead in the early hours of Tuesday morning. 

The two family members were rushed to hospital. 

“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,” says Mohlala.

“Two other males identified as family members were also sustained gunshot wounds after being shot and they were taken to hospital for medical treatment. The female victim was unfortunately certified dead by the paramedics who also attended the scene”. 

Mohlala says the motive for the shooting is not yet known. 

No arrests have been made.


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