After the wife of murdered Hoxani Tribal Authority head Clyde Mnisi was shot to death, the Mnisi family was dealt a double blow.
Days after his funeral, Clyde Mnisi’s widow was shot to death, authorities said on Tuesday. Clyde was the clan chief of the Mnisi family and was suspected of being the mastermind behind a huge rhino poaching ring.
The couple’s residence in Mkhuhlu Section F is where the incident took place at approximately 01:00.
According to News24.com, Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, said Charlene Felicity Mathews, 30, was found in the house. She had multiple gunshot wounds to her head.
Mohlala added that two other men, identified as family members, were wounded and taken to the hospital.
“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.”
The matter will be looked into by a team of investigators.
No arrests have been made, and the motivation remains unknown.
The 37-year-old Mnisi was buried on Sunday, one week after he was shot and died on the road leading to the Kruger Mpumalanga International (KMI) airport, west of White River.