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Man hangs self at ex-girlfriend’s house, as reconciliation efforts fail

Edwin Moyo

A man hung himself at his ex-girlfriend’s residence after reconciliation efforts failed to yield positive results as the woman cited serious domestic violence issues.

The man who was madly in love with his ex-girlfriend was found hanging in the woman’s bedroom on 19 June 2024 at about 06:00 hours at Village Marufu, Chief Nhema.

Midlands Provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the sad incident.

“We urge members of the public to exercise patience in having their cases mediated upon,” Mahoko said.

Mahoko told The Midweek Watch that, on 18 June 2023 Bright Sibanda (52) of Rockford farm in Shurugwi went to his former girlfriend, Tariro Mutsvanga (54) of Village Marufu, Chief Nhema, Shurugwi’s homestead for reconciliation.

The two had separated over domestic violence related issues. She turned down his request and he insisted that he would not leave the premises until she accepts him back. 

The girlfriend sought intervention from her uncle who resides in the same village who came and asked Sibanda to go away and return the following day, as it was late.  The uncle then went with his niece to his homestead as he was fearing for her safety after sensing danger due to the ex-boyfriend’s insistence on reconciliation. 

The following day at around 0700 hours, Tariro went back to her homestead and found Bright Sibanda’s body hanging from the roof trusses in her bedroom.

She noticed that he had used an unknown object to smash the bedroom window pane and gained entry, where he used a copper cable to hang himself.

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