AN 81-year-old woman from Mudzi hanged herself inside her kitchen hut after complaining she was feeling lonely following the death of all her close relatives including her children and husband.
The octogenarian was identified as Keresia Nyambiro of Chiwaka village under Chief Nyakuchena.
According to police, the woman had on several occasions been overheard threatening to commit suicide for being a loner.
On the fateful day, she allegedly told her nephew Phillemon Nyambiro that she wanted to kill herself since her nine children and husband were all dead.
Her body was later found hanging from the roof of her kitchen hut. The matter was reported at Makosa Police Station and the body was taken to Mutoko Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.
Meanwhile, a 69-year-old Wedza woman allegedly died last Thursday after she drank a poisonous liquid which she mistook for beer.
Mashonaland East acting provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Tendai Mwanza yesterday identified the deceased as Dorcas Makaza.
“I confirm that Dorcas Makaza from Wedza died last Thursday after consuming an unknown poisonous substance that was in a beer bottle thinking that it was Chateau,” said Mwanza.
According to police, the incident happened in the absence of Makaza’s husband Collen Taguma.
When Taguma arrived home in the afternoon, he allegedly found his wife lying unconscious and rushed her to Mount St Marys Hospital where she later revealed that she had mistakenly taken poison assuming it was beer.
She, however, later died that same night.