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Man shoots former wife’s new husband while demanding his wife back

By Mason White 12:44 PM April 28, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after trying to get his former wife back with force.

The suspect, Phineas Chiruvigwa, who worked as a security guard at the Jena Mine, in Zimbabwe, was accused of trying to kill his former wife’s new husband.

Chiruvigwa allegedly confronted Nqabalezwe Ncube, who married his former wife about 4 months ago, and demanded his wife and young son back.

“I told him it was late to discuss the issue, but he forcibly entered my home,” Ncube said.

Ncube asked the suspect to leave and he did not allow Chiruvigwa to speak the his wife. That is when the suspect opened fire.

Fortunately, the bullet missed and villagers who heard the gunshot, managed to disarm the suspect and they held him down until police arrived.

Chiruvigwa appeared before judge Mark Dzira on charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm without a license.

He pleaded guilty to the firearm charges, but denied the attempted murder charge.

In his defense, Chiruvigwa said that his former wife called asking him to come and rescue her and their 2-year-old son because Ncube had turned violent.

Investigators found that Chiruvigwa went to the man’s house armed with a gun and five rounds of ammunition.
The gun belonged to the suspect’s employer.