A 33-year-old man’s body was found hanging on a tree with a suicidal note at Chinyani village in Murewa on Sunday.
Japhet Shamba, related to Tafadzwa Shamba who was arrested in connection with the murder of young Tapiwa Makore went missing last Thursday before his body was found hanging.
In the note, the deceased was suggested to have disclosed the reason for taking his life.
“Amai vangu vari kundishunguridzira kuti ndirikutengesa chibage chavo kwa amai Katsande ndichipihwa kachasu kavanotengesa,” reads the suicidal note.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident saying investigations have since begun with a view to see if the incident is linked to the murder of Tapiwa Makore.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating a case in Murewa where the body of a 33-year-old was found hanging on a tree,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.
“The deceased is related to one of the accused persons in a case of murder where a torso of a Murewa boy was found in a bush without its head.
“A suicidal note was found at the scene and investigations to ascertain the cause of death has since begun,” he said.
Meanwhile, an employee at United States of America embassy, Thanks Makore of Damofalls has since appeared in court after he was arrested last week in connection with the murder of Tapiwa Makore as police intensify their investigations to bring all the culprits to book and locate the deceased’s missing head.
Tapiwa Makore’s body is yet to be buried awaiting the locating of the missing head.