THE critically wounded 30-year-old Paula Rebeiro a few hours ago succumbed to her wounds at the Ongwediva Medipark Hospital after she was shot several times by her husband, Manuel ‘Maneli’ Rebeiro, 41, on Friday evening.
After shooting his wife in their Ongwediva home, which was reportedly on sale for about N$2.4 million, Rebeiro committed suicide by shooting himself with the same weapon.
Although the motive of the well-known club owner from Ongwediva are not yet clear, those close to the couple have confirmed that Manuel has been physically abusive in his relationship.
Paula was rushed to the Ongwediva MediPark hospital in critical condition, while Manuel was declared dead at the crime scene.
Onlookers gathered on the street outside the house to watch police remove the body of Manuel, who is the owner of the Ongwediva Grand Pub, as news of the brutal attack on his wife and his suicide spread through the small community.
Eyewitness at the scene stated that they heard three gun shots, before rushing to the scene.
The couple have a young daughter together.
Police investigation into the matter will continue.