Man ‘shoots’ lover’s hubby

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Wal­ter Mswazie Masvingo Cor­re­spon­dent

A DAR­ING Masvingo man al­legedly shot his girl­friend’s hus­band in the chest after he had caught him be­ing in­ti­mate with the woman in his car.

Wayne Matema of Mucheke al­legedly shot Mr Joseph Ushe, a sol­dier at 4 In­fantry Brigade in Masvingo, in the chest leav­ing him se­ri­ously in­jured.

Ushe had al­legedly found Matema be­ing in­ti­mate with his wife, Tariro Mpofu, in a car near her work­place on Wed­nes­day around 2AM.

After re­al­is­ing that he had harmed him, Matema al­legedly rushed Mr Ushe in his car to Chivi Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal where he was trans­ferred to Parireny­atwa Group of Hos­pi­tal in Harare due to his de­te­ri­o­rat­ing con­di­tion.

Masvingo po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Char­ity Mazula con­firmed the in­ci­dent which oc­curred at Utsinda Pri­mary School in Chivi but said she could not give de­tails as the matter was now be­fore the courts.

“The matter you are re­fer­ring to is now be­fore the courts. We don’t com­ment on court mat­ters,” said Insp Mazula.

Matema, who is said to be run­ning a tomb­stone and cof­fin-mak­ing business in Mucheke sub­urb in Masvingo, al­legedly drove to Utsinda Pri­mary School where his mar­ried girl­friend is at­tached as a stu­dent teacher.

The two then de­cided to have qual­ity time in Matema’s car, near the school gate but out­side the premises.

Al­le­ga­tions are that Mr Ushe, who had been tipped about his wife’s phi­lan­der­ing with Matema, laid a trap.

“Be­fore get­ting into the school yard just near the gate, he saw Matema’s car that had been de­scribed to him by a whistle­blower. A cu­ri­ous Mr Ushe moved closer only to find the two hav­ing sex in the car,” said the source.

An en­raged Mr Ushe al­legedly smashed the ve­hi­cle’s win­dows thereby disturbing the two love­birds, lead­ing to a fierce fight.

It was dur­ing the fight that the naked Matema reached for his clothes be­fore pulling a pis­tol and al­legedly shoot­ing Mr Ushe in the chest.

After see­ing that his vic­tim was badly in­jured, Matema rushed Mr Ushe to Chivi Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal where he was trans­ferred to Harare. Mpofu dis­ap­peared into the dark­ness.

Matema sur­ren­dered him­self to the po­lice lead­ing to his ar­rest on at­tempted mur­der charges.

An­other source said Mr Ushe and Mpofu who is a stu­dent techer at Bon­dolfi Teacher’s Col­lege, are mar­ried and have two chil­dren. “Ushe had heard about Mpofu’s shenani­gans with Matema pop­u­larly known as Makuva and de­cided to am­bush her. He de­cided to travel to his wife’s work­place with­out no­tice only for his sus­pi­cions to be con­firmed. The two are mar­ried and blessed with two chil­dren. Their first child is do­ing Grade 5,” the source said. — @wal­terbm­swazie2

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