Man hangs self over economic hardship

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A 44-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo’s Mzilikazi suburb was on Thursday found hanging on tree near Madamara shops after he allegedly committed suicide on his third attempt on his life.

Nelson Ndiweni’s family said he was suicidal and had been contemplating killing himself for the past five years.

Family sources told this publication that the man committed suicide after failing to contain pressure from some members of the family over his failure to get a job and bring food home.

According to the family members this was not the first time that Ndiweni had attempted suicide.

“He has tried it on two previous incidents but all of them failed,” said the family member.

“At one time he tried to hang himself and on another consumed rat poison all of them failing but this time he was very lucky it succeeded,” he said.

Efforts to get a comment from nearby Barbourfields Police were unsuccessful.

Zimbabwe is currently wriggling in an economy with over 95% unemployment with an average family surviving on $1 per day.


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