An MDC Alliance chairman for Ward 21, Stan Ndanga (42) has committed suicide after a dispute with his wife Alice Mhuru.
Ndanga was found hanging from a tree near his home by his 20-year-old son on Thursday last week.
Mashonaland East Police spokesperson Tendai Mwanza confirmed the death.
Sources told The Mirror that the deceased breached a protection order on the day that he committed suicide by assaulting Mhuru. The order was granted at the Chivhu Courts in January this year.
Mhuru then left home threatening to go and make a report at Featherstone Police Station.
Ndanga then summoned his eldest son and meanwhile showed him the boundaries of their plot. He disappeared thereafter and his son searched for him when he realised that he was not picking his phone.
He later found him hanging from a tree a few metres from his home.
He notified his mother who was still on her way to the Police.
Chikomba District MDC- Alliance organising secretary Councillor Edwin Maseva described Ndanga as a courageous and loyal member of the party who joined MDC during its early years of establishment.
Ndanga lost in the 2018 general elections for the Ward 21 local governance seat.