A 31-year-old Masvingo man committed s-ic!de by hanging after a foiled attempt to bed his mother. Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson Kudakwashe Dehwa confirmed the incident and urged members of the public with mentally challenged relatives to make sure that they adhere to their medication.
“I can confirm that we received a report where a 31-year-old committed suicide by hanging himself on roof trusses with an electric cable after he tried to sleep with his mother who went on to report him to a relative.
“We urge members of the public to make sure that their mentally challenged relatives take their medication religiously,” said Dhewa.
Sources privy to the incident said on the fateful day, the now deceased Mashine Magande from Tichagwa Village in Chief Charumbira area, tried to force himself on his mother around 3 am on the fateful day.
His mother then managed to escape and went to report the incident to her uncle Godfrey Chagura who accompanied her back home only to find the now deceased’s lifeless body hanging on the roof trusses in his room.
The matter was reported to the police who attended the scene before taking the deceased’s body to Masvingo Provincial Hospital for post-mortem. Cases of mentally challenged people committing murder and other heinous crimes are rampant across the country.