TRAGEDY struck a Mutasa family when a 28-year-old man stripped to his birthday suit and hanged himself at his uncle’s funeral after accusing his relatives of killing the latter.
Forget Mutunhu’s clothes were found near the homestead, while his body was found hanging from a tree in the same village.
Mutunhu, who was among the mourners, had threatened to take his own life if his relatives did not confess that they were behind his uncle’s death.
Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Norbert Muzondo confirmed the incident which happened in Chikomba Village in Chief Mutasa’s area last week on Friday.
He said Mutunhu was drunk during the funeral wake and verbally attacked his relatives.
“Mutunhu was drunk during the funeral wake and shouted at his relatives, accusing them of having a hand in his uncle’s death. He told mourners that he would take his life if no-one confessed to killing his uncle.
“Later on the same day, Mrs Doreen Mutunhu saw the deceased’s shirt, trousers and a shoe on the ground and informed other relatives. Mutunhu’s na_ked body was then found hanging from a tree branch the following day,” said Inspector Muzondo.
A report was made at Ruda Police Station and his body was conveyed to Hauna District Hospital.
— Manica Post