Man (28) Commits Suicide At Uncle's Funeral
A double tragedy struck a family in Chikomba Village in Chief Mutasa’s area on Friday last week after a family member committed suicide at the funeral of another family member.
28-year-old Forget Mutunhu stripped naked and hanged himself at his uncle’s funeral after accusing his relatives of killing the latter.
Forget’s clothes were found near the homestead, while his body was found hanging from a tree in the same village.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson in Manicaland Province Inspector Norbert Muzondo said Forget, who was among the mourners, had threatened to take his own life if his relatives did not confess that they were behind his uncle’s death.
Insp Muzondo further revealed that Mutunhu was drunk during the funeral wake and verbally attacked his relatives. He said:
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Mutunhu was drunk during the funeral wake and shouted at his relatives, accusing them of having a hand in his uncle’s death.
He told mourners that he would take his life if no one confessed to killing his uncle.
Later on the same day, Mrs Doreen Mutunhu saw the deceased’s shirt, trousers and a shoe on the ground and informed other relatives.
Mutunhu’s naked body was then found hanging from a tree branch the following day.
A report was made at Ruda Police Station and his body was conveyed to Hauna District Hospital.
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