A Beitbridge woman Excite Mudau (35) who was based in Johannesburg, South Africa, was shot seven times at her house in Cosmos City in a murder which was witnessed by her ten year old son.
The shooting occurred on Wednesday. The motive behind the shooting including the suspect behind it is not known. A family member who spoke to The Chronicle on condition of anonymity said they suspected Mudau was shot by a lover. Relatives who spoke to The Chronicle said they were waiting for police investigations pending repatriation of the body.
South African police spokesperson for Honeydew, Captain Balan Muthan confirmed the murder, saying Mudau, was declared dead at the scene. He said they have since opened a murder inquest. Said Muthan:
The woman from Zimbabwe was shot in the lower part of the body and she died on the spot. She was sleeping with her son when the suspect stormed into her house and shot her and the boy then rushed outside and notified neighbours who then alerted police. Our detectives are investigating the murder and no arrests have been made so far.
The body was taken to Hillbrow government mortuary for postmortem.