A 25-year-old Mount Darwin man allegedly drank poison after his girlfriend eloped with him after falling preg_nant.
Takudzwa Magunje of farm 24 Chesa Mount Darwin committed suicide by drinking a pesticide after his girlfriend Samantha Marengwende (21) eloped to him claiming to be preg_nant.
Deputy police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Fedelis Dhewu confirmed the case. “I can confirm a sudden death case in Mount Darwin where a man took an armyworm pesticide in protest of a preg_nant girlfriend who had eloped to him,” Dhewu said.
Allegations are that when Marengwende eloped on Wednesday, the now deceased Magunje entered into his room, locked his door and committed suicide, his body was discovered by his brother Tafadzwa Magunje (29) together with their mother Sekai Magunje (76) after breaking his bedroom door. Police urged people to seek counselling whenever they have problems in their families.