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Woman shot by husband dies in hospital on her birthday

Woman shot by husband dies in hospital on her birthday

Maria David

PAULA Rebeiro, the Ongwediva woman who was shot by her husband on Friday, died at the Ongwediva Medipark hospital on Monday evening after fighting for her life for two days.
Paula, who would have turned 40 on Monday, was shot once in the head by her husband, businessman Manuel ‘Maneli’ Rebeiro, 41, in their matrimonial home.

HAPPIER TIMES: Manuel and Paula Rebeiro on their wedding day. – Photo contributed

After shooting his wife in the garage of their house, which has been on sale for over a year at a price tag of N$2.4 million, Manuel committed suicide by shooting himself with the same weapon.
Inspector Thomas Aiyambo of the Police Public Relations Unit in the Oshana Region confirmed the death, noting that Paula succumbed at around 20H20 while still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the private hospital.
Aiyambo added that it is still unknown what transpired between the couple, but that police investigations are ongoing.
Family and friends of Manuel will have his memorial and funeral this coming weekend at his home where the incident took place.
The couple had two children together, while Manuel was a father to a total of 12 children, some of them from his past relationships and other conceived with other women during his marriage to Paula.

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