Hitmen murder war hero. . . Wife hires car-loads of thugs to do dirty work

The late Cde Leader Gaule Ncube

The late Cde Leader Gaule Ncube

Prince Sunduzani, Chronicle Reporter
A LIBERATION war hero was murdered by unidentified assailants who were allegedly hired by his second wife in South Africa, his family has claimed.

Family spokesperson, Cde Believe Gaule, a Zanu-PF member from Matabeleland North province said his brother, Leader Gaule Ncube who was buried last Saturday at West Park cemetery in Bulawayo, was attacked by hired thugs at his home in Johannesburg.

The second wife, a Zimbabwean, could not be reached for comment, as Cde Gaule said she was in police custody in South Africa.

The late war veteran was declared a liberation war hero last Friday and was buried the following day.

Cde Gaule said armed men, who came in two cars, broke into his brother’s house, and attacked him on Sunday, November 5.

“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 saddened by the incident as they had accepted the second wife who then turned against his brother.

“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.

He is survived by two wives and three children. He did not have any children with his second wife and his first wife and children live in Zimbabwe.

Cde Gaule said the deceased, whose war name was Alfred Nyambi was born in 1961 at Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo.

He served in the Zimbabwe National Army before retiring in 1985.

He 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.


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  • dubo

    abafazi bayakubulalisa

  • Guest

    One wife is enough! Look now….

  • nceku

    at times by acquiring more wives one endangers his lif

  • Tsikwela

    Second wives!!!

    • Essexvale

      What an inconsiderate thing to say.

  • Guest

    war hero born in 1961. When he went for training in 1977 he was 16 and 3 years later (when he was 19) the country attained independence. I wonder when he finished the training? Wow.

    • makhosi

      Thank you for the analysis.

    • Dunderhead

      Training for foot soldiers does not take a year, the three years in the front-line can be gruelling.

  • ED

    where is the story on Chiwengwa

    • nsingo

      if he really said that he can put himself in trouble, where is the loyality,

  • Demo

    So the army general story is not being reported on yet it’s all over the international press….KKKKK….vanhu vekumaruzevha varimunhamo yekushaiswa nhau chokwadi

  • Mbuya

    isotsha lifela ebusotsheni balo ubevel edinga elinjani aze ayefela into alayo ekhaya

  • nsingo

    in the bible we have Samson whose wife sold him and he got killed

  • leo philips

    thats the price of cohabiting with shona ladies

    • Reinard Kucht

      no,the price of mistreaing women

  • ED

    Let us begin by quoting the Constitution of this country particularly the preamble which speaks of “Exalting and extolling the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Second Chimurenga/Umvukela and national liberation struggles and honouring our forebearers and compatriots who toiled for the progress of our country.”It is with humility and a heavy heart that we come before you to pronounce the indisputable reality there is instability in ZANU-PF today and as a result anxiety in the country at large. Zimbabwe’s History is hinged on the ideals of the revolution dating back to the First Chimurenga where thousands of people perished. Zanu-PF is the Political Party that waged the Second CHimurenga for our Independence; the struggle which many Zimbabweans, in one way or the other, sacrificed and contributed immensely to our liberation.

    Many of these gallant fighters still live-on with the spirited hope of seeing a prosperous Zimbabwe but also hope of seeing leaving behind inheritance and legacy for posterity. It is pertinent to restate that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces remain the major stock holder and when these are threatened we are obliged to take corrective measures.

    Clearly, Zanu-PF having main been the only Party that has ruled this country since Independence, it has become a household name to most Zimbabweans across (the) political divide. Therefore, it is common cause that any instability within the Party naturally impacts on their social, political and economic lives. Accordingly, there is distress, trepidation and despondence within the nation. Our peace-loving people who have stood by their Government and endured some of the most trying social and economic conditions ever experienced are extremely disturbed by what is happening within the ranks of the national revolutionary party.

    What is obtaining in the revolutionary party is a direct result of the machinations of counter-revolutionaries who have infiltrated the Party and whose agenda is to destroy it from within. It is saddening to see our revolution being hijacked by agents of our erstwhile enemies who are now on the brink of returning our country to foreign domination against which so many of our people perished. The famous slogan espoused by His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde R.G. Mugabe: “Zimbabwe will never be a colony again” is being seriously challenged by counter revolutionary infiltrators who are now effectively influencing the direction of the Party. It is our strong and deeply considered position that if drastic action is not taken immediately, out beloved country Zimbabwe is definitely headed to becoming a neo-colony again.

    The current purging and cleansing process in Zanu-PF which so far is targeting mostly members associated with liberation history is a serious cause for concern to us in the Defence Forces. As a result of squabbling within the ranks of Zanu-PF, there has been no meaningful development in the country for the past five years. The resultant economic impasse has ushered-in more challenges to the Zimbabwean populace such as cash shortages and rising commodity prices.

    Our revolutionary path is replete with conduct and rebellion by people who have attempted to destroy the revolution from within.

    The formation of FROLIZI, the attempt to remove the late Cde Chitepo from his position of Chairman at the Mumbwa bogus congress in 1973, The Nhari-Badza rebellion, Ndabaningi Sithole rebellion soon after the death of Cde Chitepo, the Vashandi 1 and 2 as well as the rebellion that led to the death of the late ZIPRA COmmander, Cde Alfred Nikita Mangena, among others are cases in point.

    Therefore, the current shenanigans by people who do not share the same liberation history of Zanu-PF are not surprises to us. But, what is significant to us and the generality of Zimbabweans is to remember that all these rebellions were defused by the military, but at no point did the military usurp power. We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in.

    Zanu=PF’s standing political virtues are a product of faithful adherence to the founding values, decorum, discipline and revolutionary protocol in the ruling party. Party orders were strictly adhered to and whatever differences existed, they have resolved amicably and in the ruling party’s closet. Unfortunately, since the turn of 2015, Zanu-PF’s traditional protocol and procedures have changed with a lot of gossiping, backbiting and public chastisement being the order of the day. Indeed the Party is undoing its legacy built over the years.

    While our people may be persuaded to take what is going on in Zanu=PF as internal political matters in that Party, the truth remains that Zanu-PF’s conduct and behaviour as a ruling Party has a direct impact on the lives of every citizen; hence all of us regardless of political affiliation are affected by the Party’s manner of doing business. from a security point of view we cannot ignore the experiences of countries such as Somalia, DRC, Central Africa Republic and many others in our region where

    minor political differences degenerated into serious conflict that has decimated the social, political and economic security of ordinary people.

    Section 212 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Defence Forces to protect Zimbabwe, its people, its national security and interests and its territorial integrity and to uphold this Constitution.

    Among other security threats that are coming out of what are the reckless utterances denigrating the military which are causing despondency within the rank and file. Further, we note with concern the attempts by some politicians to drive a wedge within the security services for their own selfish interests. This is unacceptable. We take great exception to this behaviour. There is only one Commander in Chief, His Excellency The President, HEad of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde. R. G Mugabe

    The military is an institution whose roles cut across the wider spectrum of Government support functions in the form of Military Aid to Civil Power and Military Aid to Civil Ministries, which are roles derived from Defence Instruments. Therefore we want to state here and now that the history of our revolution cannot be rewritten by those who have not been part of it. Having said that we strongly urge the Party:

    • To stop reckless utterances by politicians from the ruling Party denigrating the military which is causing alarm and despondency within the rank and file.
    • The current purging of which is clearly targeting members of the party with a liberation background must stop

    • The known counter revolutionary elements who have fermented the current instability in the Party must be exposed and fishe out.
    • As the Party goes for the Extra-ordinary Congress, members must go with equal opportunity to exercise their democratic rights.

    Comrades and friends, ladies and gentlemen, we remain committed to protecting our legacy and those bent on high-jacking the revolution vii not be allowed to do so. Further, we must understand that the freedoms that we enjoy today were as a result of supreme sacrifice by some of our country men and women and this must not be taken for granted. Let us remove this air of uncertainty and allow Zimbabweans to enjoy their freedoms and rights as enshrined in the national Constitution.