Friday, 29 September 2017


A 26-year-old Gokwe man allegedly hanged himself near his girlfriend’s homestead in Mudzi after finding male clothes on her washing line. The body of Joel Murambwe of Meki village under Chief Chireya, Gokwe, was found dangling from a tree near Banze Business Centre.

Mashonaland East acting provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Tendai Mwanza said: “I can confirm that we received a report of a Gokwe man who committed suicide after seeing male clothes on his lover’s washing line.

“The body was discovered on Tuesday after police were notified of the incident by Tichaona Chidwenya, who is the headmaster at Banze Primary school.”

According to Asst Insp Mwanza, on September 25 at around 6am, Murambwe visited his girlfriend Enara Muchado (19) of Banze Business Centre. It is reported that upon arrival, he found male clothes on the washing line and confronted Muchado. It is said that Muchado explained to Murambwe that the clothes belonged to a neighbour named Katsande whom she helped because he was not feeling well.

Murambwe was not satisfied and suspected that his lover was cheating. He allegedly told his girlfriend that he was going to kill himself and he left the homestead to an unknown destination. Muchado went to Banze Business Centre to tell Murambwe’s friend, Pardon Mutsungi (28) what had happened.

Murambwe did not return home that day. The following day, at around 6am, Murambwe’ body was discovered by a school pupil who informed Mr Chidwenya. The body was taken to Mutoko Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.

Asst Insp Mwanza said people should approach their elders, church leaders and the police if they 
have problems, instead of resorting to suicide or murder. Herald


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