FUGITIVE Gweru businessman and murder suspect Peter Dube is expected in the country to stand
trial, with extradition processes now at an advanced stage.
Zimbabwe Republic Police National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the
process to ensure the 37-year-old car dealer, who was arrested in Red Cow Moran Refugee Centre
Ireland, is brought home to face trial, is on course.
“With regards to extraditing murder suspect Peter Dube from Ireland we can confirm that the
processes are now at advanced stage.
“Peter Dube was being sought in connection to two murder cases which took place in Gweru in
2021, two of murder and two of attempted murder. We are working together with the National
Prosecuting Authority and relevant stakeholders to bring him back so that he can stand trial back
home,” he said.
Dube, who was arrested in Ireland last week, fled the country in 2021 after he fatally shot two
people before injuring two others in Gweru after accusing his second wife for infidelity.
Dube, who was the subject of an Interpol manhunt, fled to Dublin under a false name. It is
understood Irish AMP police used Interpol to ask for more details from Zimbabwe police which they
The car dealer allegedly shot his second wife Nyasha Nharingo and her suspected lover Shelton
Chiduku in central Gweru in April 2021. Nyasha’s friend Gamuchirai Mudungwe was also shot dead
in the incident.
The matter was, however, reported under RRB4655417. Dube later changed his identity to Xolile
Mtsali and ostensibly acquired a passport (A09465267) in Eswatini on October 28, 2021, five months
after the shootings, which he used to relocate to Ireland, where he applied for asylum.
Chawana has allegedly assumed the alias Nosipo Sandra Simelani, according to a copy of her
passport purportedly issued in Mbabane on October 20, 2021.
She, however, dismissed claims that she was staying with Dube, saying she travelled to Ireland on
her own. Chawana indicated that she gave police all the information relating to the shooting
Dube is reported to have joined a syndicate involved in producing fake identity documents in South
Africa and Eswatini. A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that Dube was
indeed among refugees who were living at Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin.
On the fateful day, April 23, 2021, Dube, approached his second wife, Nyasha Nharingo, and her
suspected lover Chiduku also a car dealer, who was seated in a minibus parked outside a flat in
Gweru’s central business district (CBD), where she lived.
He fatally shot Chiduku at close range and turned the gun on his second wife’s best friend,
Mudungwe, whom he shot in the chest. She died instantly.
He went on to shoot Nyasha and her sister Nyaradzo. The two sisters were rushed to hospital, where
Nyaradzo died on admission.
It is believed Dube and Nyasha had a long-standing dispute, with the former convinced that she was
cheating on him. After the offence, Dube vanished, and was suspected to have skipped the border
into South Africa.