Man found hanging from roof trusses in his bedroom


A 49-year-old Chipinge man was found hanging from a roof truss.

Inspector Chananda said Takaendesa Mapondera of Munyamana Village under Chief Musikavanhu’s area was watching television with his son before the latter retired to bed round 9pm.

Mapondera later went to bed about an hour later, but was found hanging from a roof truss in his bedroom the following day.

According to research, suicide is the 19th most common cause of death in Zimbabwe, with 1 641 people taking their own lives in 2018, about 1,3 percent of all deaths.

Suicide is linked to mental illness, in particular to depression, and can be found in both rich and poor countries.

Serious depression can be effectively controlled with modern drugs and other medical techniques, but it is necessary that those who are drifting into suicidal depression are identified and referred to competent medical practitioners or psychiatry specialists as early as possible.

— Manica Post

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