SAD NEWS: 13-year-old boy drinks poison after a misunderstanding with his sister over washing powder

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A 13-year-old boy from Mushumbi Pools committed suicide after a misunderstanding with his 21-year-old sister over washing powder.

Mashonaland Central police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe confirmed the incident.

“On March 6 around 0600hrs, at Gumbo village, Chief Chitsungo, Howard Kanyepa (13) was reprimanded by his sister Gracious Kanyepa (21) over washing powder,” Mundembe said.

This angered Howard, who went to his bedroom hut where he took a bottle of cotton pesticide and went into a nearby bush where he drank the pesticide. Gracious alerted their father.

A search was conducted and Howard’s corpse was found in the nearby bush.

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— The Standard


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