HITMEN MUR­DER WAR HERO Wife hires car-loads of thugs to do dirty work

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A LIB­ER­A­TION war hero was mur­dered by uniden­ti­fied as­sailants who were al­legedly hired by his sec­ond wife in South Africa, his fam­ily has claimed.

Fam­ily spokesper­son, Cde Be­lieve Gaule, a Zanu-PF mem­ber from Mata­bele­land North prov­ince said his brother, Leader Gaule Ncube who was buried last Satur­day at West Park ceme­tery in Bu­l­awayo, was at­tacked by hired thugs at his home in Jo­han­nes­burg.

The sec­ond wife, a Zim­bab­wean, could not be reached for com­ment, as Cde Gaule said she was in po­lice cus­tody in South Africa.

The late war veteran was de­clared a lib­er­a­tion war hero last Fri­day and was buried the fol­low­ing day.

Cde Gaule said armed men, who came in two cars, broke into his brother’s house, and at­tacked him on Sun­day, Novem­ber 5.

“What hap­pened is that there was a lady who was his sec­ond wife .This woman or­gan­ised a gang and went to his house in two cars and they at­tacked him, de­mand­ing cash. Af­ter that, he then called for help from his neigh­bours who came and tried to block the two cars us­ing stones. One of the cars man­aged to break through, hit him in the process and dragged him for about twenty me­tres, lead­ing to his death,” said Cde Gaule.

“The other car failed to get away and upon in­ves­ti­gat­ing, the wife was in the car and peo­ple handed her to the po­lice.”

He said the fam­ily was sad­dened by the in­ci­dent as they had ac­cepted the sec­ond wife who then turned against his brother.

“This is a heavy blow to the fam­ily. We were very sad­dened by the cir­cum­stances of his death. We hope that jus­tice will take its course and she gets the pun­ish­ment she de­serves,” said Cde Gaule.

He is sur­vived by two wives and three chil­dren. He did not have any chil­dren with his sec­ond wife and his first wife and chil­dren live in Zim­babwe.

Cde Gaule said the de­ceased, whose war name was Al­fred Nyambi was born in 1961 at Mpilo Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal, Bu­l­awayo.

He served in the Zim­babwe Na­tional Army be­fore re­tir­ing in 1985. He then went to live in South Africa in 1986. “He did his pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion at Bayana pri­mary school in Tsholot­sho. When he fin­ished his Grade Seven he crossed to Zam­bia in 1977 where he did his mil­i­tary train­ing. He then went to fur­ther his train­ing in Yu­goslavia where he did po­lice and mil­i­tary train­ing. He was later in­te­grated into the Zim­babwe Na­tional Army be­fore leav­ing for South Africa where he ven­tured into the con­struc­tion in­dus­try,” he said.—@PrinceNkosy102

The other car failed to get away and upon in­ves­ti­gat­ing, the wife was in the car and peo­ple handed her to the po­lice”

The late Cde Leader Gaule Ncube

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