Heartbreaking Incident: Man hangs self in graveyard after squandering school fees


A 23-YEAR-OLD man from Chipinge last week decided to cut his life short by hanging from a tree branch at a graveyard after squandering his own school fees.

Ransome Dhliwayo came back from Checheche Town Centre brandishing a knife and threatening to stab himself. He confessed to his father, Mr Wilson Mubuso Dhliwayo that he had squandered his school fees.

Mr Dhliwayo, however, restrained him before retiring to bed. Ransome’s body was later found hanging from a tree branch at a nearby graveyard the following morning.

Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka said the incident happened in Konjana Village in Chief Musikavanhu’s area.

He said on the day in question, Ransome left home proceeding to Checheche Town Centre at around 4pm.

“His father, Mr Wilson Dhliwayo, teamed up with other family members to look for him later during the evening. They failed to locate him before filing a missing person report at Chisumbanje Police Station.

“Ransome later returned home around 10pm holding a knife and told his father that he was contemplating stabbing himself because he had squandered his school fees. Mr Dhliwayo, however, restrained him before retiring to bed. He left Ransome in the company of his brother, Norman Dhliwayo seated in the dining room. Norman later retired to bed and left Ransome alone.

“They woke up the following day and discovered that Ransome was missing. They conducted a search and found his body hanging from a tree branch. He used an electric cable to hang himself. No foul play is suspected,” said Assistant Inspector Chinyoka.

“We continue to urge people to seek counselling from professionals or the elderly or share their situations with loved ones for help than resorting to take own life short. We should respect the sanctity of life,” added Assistant Inspector Chinyoka. Manica Post.

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