A Liberation war hero was assassinated by unknown gunmen who were supposedly employed by his second wife in South Africa, according to his family.
The brother of the deceased, Cde Believe Gaule, a Zanu-PF member from Matabeleland North province explained that his brother, Leader Gaule Ncube who was put to rest last Saturday at West Park cemetery in Bulawayo, was attacked by assassinators at his dwelling place in Johannesburg.
Following the allegation, his second wife, a Zimbabwean was unable to be contacted by Newsmen for comment, however, Cde Gaule said she is presently in police custody in South Africa.
The late war veteran was pronounced a liberation war hero last week Friday and was put to rest the following day.
Cde Gaule said that gunmen invaded his brother’s house with two cars on Sunday.
“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 filled with sorrow following his death.
“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
The War hero survived with two wives with three children and his second wife failed to give him a child. The first wife and children base in Zimbabwe.
Cde Gaule said his brother, Alfred Nyambi was born in 1961 at Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo.
He served in the Zimbabwe National Army before he retired in 1985.
Alfred 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.