There were horror scenes in Lower Gweru, Midlands last week after a gold dealer businessman was horrifically shot 8 times in front of his wife and children in a suspected hit. The businessman, Peter Dube was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
According to his family, Dube was approached at his home in St Faiths by some men who claimed that they wanted to process their gold ore. Since Dube owned several gold milling machines, he did not suspect any untoward as he thought the men were potential clients.
Unfortunately, as soon as the men entered Dube’s premises, they drew their firearms and pumped 8 bullets into the gold dealer while his wife and children watched helplessly. After shooting Dube, the assailants did not take or demand anything. Instead, they fled into the night.
Dube’s uncle Rain Mathulisa told the Sunday News,
“On the fateful day, the killers approached my nephew’s homestead under the pretext that they wanted to process their gold ore as he owned milling machines.
“They were then let into the yard and they opened fire the moment they saw him, and he was shot eight times. I was called by a neighbour and we rushed him to hospital but he was declared dead upon arrival.”
Mathulisa also revealed that the police had apprehended one of the suspected killers who confessed that he had been hired to kill Dube.
“After a few hours, police came with a certain man who had been seen driving a suspicious car earlier on.
“The deceased’s wife confirmed that he was one of the men who shot my nephew. The suspect told the police that he was from Filabusi and he had been sent to kill my nephew. His car was searched and three firearms were recovered,” he claimed.
The police are yet to speak on the specifics of this particular case.