Comforter missing, Sunday News reporter
A Gweru man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on the roof trusses of his house after discovering his wife’s extramarital affair.
Midlands Deputy Police Spokesman Deputy Inspector Ethel Mukwende confirmed the incident that occurred last Wednesday when Elda Mufudzi Zekama, 38, from the Mambo suburb, committed suicide at high density. Asst Insp Mukwende was unable to elucidate Zekama’s reasons for the suicide.
“I can confirm that we are investigating a sudden death in which an adult male, Elda Mufudzi Zekama, was found hanging from a roof truss at his residence in Mambo at 10pm on January 12th. Zekama is believed to have committed suicide on the night of January 12th and was found by a neighbor the next morning. We are still investigating the matter. We urge the public to always seek advice or engage important others when they have problems, ”she said.
A neighbor who refused to be identified said Zekama committed suicide after discovering his wife’s infidelity. The neighbor said on the fateful day that Zekama returned home from work and did not find his wife around. Zekama, the neighbor added, then called his wife to inquire about her whereabouts and her alleged boyfriend answered the phone.
When the Sunday news hit the ground, police were still retrieving the body from Zekama’s house.