Gweru shooting: Police still to collect bodies 17 hours later

Elizabeth Mashiri
Midlands Bureau

Gweru – The critical shortage of forensic experts in the ZRP has seen two bodies of people shot and killed in a love triangle in Gweru last night remaining uncollected for the last 17 hours.

There are around 50 forensic experts in ZRP and these are only found in Harare.

The situation at Bensam Flats in Gweru is grim. The body of Gamuchirai Madungwe who was shot and killed by her friend’s boyfriend Peter Dube still lies on the stairs at the flats following her murder at around 8pm last night.

Police spokesperson Paul Nyathi said he was in a meeting and will comment after getting an official report.

The body of a man only identified as Shelton who was also shot and killed on suspicion that he was seeing Dube’s girlfriend Nyasha Nharingo still lies in the kombi which is parked outside the flat.

The suspect Dube is on the run while his girlfriend Nyasha and her sister Nyaradzo are in critical condition at Gweru Provincial Hospital after they were also shot and injured.

Relatives expressed disgust at the situation and said that it is like the deceased’s bodies are on show as members of the public are coming and viewing the bodies.

Residents at the flat are distressed by the situation with Madungwe’s body remaining in the corridor at the flats for the last 17 hours.

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