A distraught Gokwe teacher from Nembudziya took his own life after allegedly catching his wife, a temporary teacher, red- handed in a compromising position at a local lodge last week.
William Muzvidziwa (24) a teacher from Chireya Mission in Gokwe North hanged himself from a tree after he allegedly caught his wife Tabitha Chirigo in the act with a public service inspector only identified as Magwera at Chitekete Lodge.
Acting Midlands provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident and urged people to seek counselling when they encounter domestic disputes of this nature.
“We would like to appeal to the members of the public to endeavour to settle any differences or problems that may arise through amicable ways,” said Mahoko.
Villagers who spoke to NewsDay said the deceased trailed his wife to Chitekete shops after suspecting that Magwera was having an affair with her.
Upon arrival at the lodge, Muzvidziwa could not stomach the pain when he saw his wife with Magwera and returned home to commit suicide.
“He just went home without fighting anyone and told his relatives and friends about what he had seen at the lodge,” said one villager who opted to remain anonymous.
“He went on to write an emotional letter to his relatives stating the reasons why he decided to take his life,” said the villager.
Allegations are that Magwera who is responsible for recruiting temporary teachers in the region took advantage of Muzvidziwa’s wife who was seeking employment and engaged her in an extra marital affair.
Muzvidziwa married his wife in 2010.
When the incident happened, Gokwe villagers allegedly bayed for Magwera’s blood forcing him to seek refuge at a police station.
Villagers are demanding that the Ministry of Education takes stern action against Magwera.
Muzvidziwa was buried on Monday. Efforts to contact Magwera were fruitless.