A HARARE man reportedly shot himself dead on Tuesday evening allegedly following a domestic dispute involving his first wife.
Report by Feluna Nleya, Staff Reporter
Harare provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tadius Chibanda confirmed the incident yesterday and said investigations were still in progress.
“It is alleged that the deceased at around 6pm on Tuesday sent a message to a cousin asking him to meet him at corner Old Mazowe Road and Mapereke in New Marlborough,” said Chibanda.
“The cousin went to the meeting place where he had been called in the company of the deceased’s second wife.”
Chibanda said when the two got to the scene, they found the man sitting in his car with the doors locked.
“The cousin knocked on the door and managed to talk to him. It is alleged that he said to them it was better for him to die, but they did not know why and what he was trying to communicate,” said Chibanda.
He said the man reportedly disembarked from the car with a pistol in his hand and shot himself.
Chibanda said: “We are realising that more people are committing suicide so we are urging people who are facing problems to seek counselling from professionals or other members in society who can help them. It doesn’t help to kill oneself as it causes more problems to the ones whom they leave behind.”
Divorce problems suspected for suicide
“IT is suspected that he was having problems in his divorce issue with his first wife and we are still investigating the issue, but we are treating it as suicide,” Chibanda said.