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Alleged Mpumalanga Rhino-Poaching King’s Widow Shot Dead

Alleged Rhino-poaching kingpin Clyde Mnisi’s widow was reportedly shot dead days after her husband’s funeral.

According to a statement by the Police on Tuesday, the widow of Clyde Mnisi, an alleged leader of Rhino poachers in South Africa, was murdered at her house. This comes about a week after the kingpin’s funeral after getting killed by unknown gunmen.

Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the incident happened around 01:10 at the couple’s home in Mkhuhlu Section F. He revealed that Charlene Felicity Mathews (the 30-year-old widow) was found dead in the house. The assailants left her with multiple gunshot wounds to the head.

He shared that two other men, family members, were found wounded at the scene. He said, “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.”

“Police found some cartridges on the scene. A team of investigators has been assembled and has already begun with the probe with [the] hope [of arresting] the perpetrator(s).

“Part of the investigation will be to establish how the suspect(s) gained entry to the house.” The police are yet to establish the motive of the shooting.

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