A 38-YEAR-OLD man from Ngezi area in Filabusi under Chief Maduna drank a pesticide before making a futile attempt to seek assistance.
Matabeleland South acting police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Thabani Mkwananzi confirmed that Shelton Ndlovu on May 29 arrived home drunk at around 6pm and asked for bedroom keys from his wife Evelyn Munkuli (28), who was preparing supper.
“Afterwards he called his wife to the bedroom and told her that he was experiencing stomach pains after drinking a pesticide,’’ said Mkhwananzi.
He said Ndlovu’s wife hired a private vehicle to take him to Filabusi Hospital, but the car broke down on the way and he died before reaching the health institution.
Mkhwananzi urged the public to seek counselling from pastors and even from the police instead of taking their lives.
— The Standard