A woman from Mucheke Old Railways Section in Masvingo hanged herself from a guava tree at her homestead on Tuesday after her daughter allegedly stole US$100 from her and left for South Africa.
Susan Machama escaped death by a whisker when neighbours noticed her hanging from the tree and immediately cut off the piece of cloth she had used.
But she was not done yet. She soon afterwards laid her hands on seven ARV tablets and took an overdose. She was whisked to Masvingo Provincial Hospital by ambulance where she is admitted after complaining of severe stomach pain.
Police Spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa had no details at the time of going to Press.
Machama discovered that her daughter Kudzai Machama who is a divorcee had allegedly stolen US$100 that was in the house went to South Africa.
Kudzai had to make a u-turn when news got to her that her mother had attempted suicide.