The bitter spirit of a Plumtree man who committed suicide at his rival's homestead, is reportedly haunting the man and ordering him to part ways with his wife if he doesn't want to die.

The now deceased, Nkosilathi Tshuma, cut his living days  short when his wife dumped him for Caleb Ndlovu. He set tongues waggiong in Nopemano Village when he hanged himself at Ndlovu's homestead.

A reliable source from the village said: "Tshuma committed suicide two months ago at Ndlovu's homestead. Ndlovu was the first person to discover the hanging corpse and he alerted his wife who then identified him as her ex-husband. The matter was reported to police and Tshuma's family collected the body for burial."

It is reported that the Tshuma family refused to cleanse Ndlovu's homestead saying there were reasons for the deceased to choose to commit suicide at his homestead.

"It is unfortunate that Ndlovu took the issue lightly as he just cut the tree from which Tshuma was found hanging. He started having sleepless nights a few weeks after the burial. Tshuma is haunting him, demanding his wife back," added the source.

It is said that Ndlovu is failing to sleep because whenever he tries to sleep, some mysterious person attempts suffocating him. The mole also revealed that Ndlovu approached traditional healers for help and he was told that Tshuma died a bitter man and was out to revenge.

When reached for comment, Ndlovu refused to say anything, but instead referred all questions to his brother.

The brother, who only identified himself as Ndlovu said: "I hope by telling you this we will get help because my brother is in trouble. There is a villager who committed suicide at my brother's homestead two months ago. The man is now haunting him, threatening to kill him is he does not part ways with his wife. We are looking for someone to save him because he is suffering."

Ndlovu reportedly paid lobola for the woman and they are now customarily married. He is also not willing to part ways with the "dead man's wife".

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