Irish police have arrested a fugitive Zimbabwean businessman wanted in connection with a grisly triple murder and attempted murder in Gweru last year.
Peter Dube, 37, was living under a false identity as Xolile Mtsali at the Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin along with his family. He had been on the run for nearly two years, evading arrest by changing his identity and seeking asylum in Ireland.
Dube is accused of the cold-blooded execution-style killings of Shelton Chinhango, Gamuchirai Mudungwe and Nyaradzo Nharingo at Bensam Flats in Gweru in April 2021. He also allegedly shot and wounded his second wife, Nyasha Nharingo, who miraculously survived. Dube’s younger brother and first wife witnessed the bloody massacre and reported him to police.
After the brutal slayings, Dube fled Zimbabwe using a fraudulent passport. He is believed to have traveled through Eswatini before obtaining fake documents to seek asylum in Ireland, where police finally tracked him down last week.
Sources say the fugitive was part of a group producing counterfeit IDs in South Africa to facilitate asylum bids in Europe. Zimbabwean authorities had issued an Interpol Red Notice for his arrest and extradition months ago.
The gruesome details of Dube’s alleged crimes in his homeland and his skill at evading justice for two years paint a chilling portrait of a ruthless killer – finally brought to ground by determined cops working across borders. His capture closes one chapter in a grisly tale of bloody murder and agonizing loss for the families of his victims. But for Zimbabwean justice, the real story is only now beginning.