Christine Yolanda Gumira, a 30-year-old Zimbabwean lady, has been named as the victim of the shooting outside a courthouse in Cape Town, South Africa.
On May 25, 2023, the dead was as she was exiting Wynberg court and heading toward a taxi rank when she was fatally shot.
Christine, a mother of one, was shot dead in the head by an unidentified man as she was strolling with two other people.
Christine is thought to have attended a court proceeding when she testified against a man who killed her buddy.
Although Christine had repeatedly reported threats on her life to the South African Police, she received no security.
Four suspects have been detained, according to South African authorities, in connection with the slaying of Gumira.
The police conducted extensive investigations, tracing the suspects to different locations in Cape Town. They also seized a silver Nissan Tiida and cell phones for further examination. The suspects, aged between 24 and 33, are set to appear in court on Monday, June 5, 2023.
This devastating incident has left Gumira’s loved ones in deep grief. They believe that the South African state failed to protect her despite her pleas for help.
Gumira’s niece, Mollyn Matangambiri, expressed her frustration, stating, “She told police that she was getting threats from the people that killed her friend, they told her that if she continued testifying they were going to kill her.”
Gumira’s funeral arrangements are underway, and her body will be transported to Mhondoro Ngezi, Mashonaland West.
Her family is devastated by the loss, especially considering that she had plans to move to New Zealand this month to be with her boyfriend.