By Branton Matondo
Residents from Travellers Rest community in Gweru woke up to shocking news when a Gweru man hanged himself over a misunderstanding with his wife on the early hours of Sunday March 20 2022.
The deceased identified as Shoenyann Caterlang Bones took his own life after he was left by his wife over a misunderstanding.
Midlands Spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the gruesome incident on the 21st of March while addressing journalists on an online platform.
Mahoko said, “Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms having received a sudden death report where a body of a 39 year old man was found hanging from a tree at about 0600 hours at Plot 10 Travellers Rest, Gweru.
Circumstances in the report indicate that Shoenyann Caterlang Bones was in a marriage rage with his wife who then vacated the house to an unknown destination.
Police suspect that Bones was overwhelmed with stress in the process committing suicide.
“Bones then informed his grandmother Jessica Bones a female adult that he was going to commit suicide. At about 0600 hours, Bones’ body was discovered by his cousin hanging from a tree about 30 metres from their homestead,” added Mahoko.
The body is currently at Gweru Provincial Hospital awaiting post-mortem.
ZRP Midlands appeals to the civil society to assist in settling marriage disputes as the marital scourge continues to claim so many lives.
“We call upon members of the public to resolve disputes amicably and always seek a third party to assist them. We urge them to engage family, village and church elders who can help when misunderstandings arise in our society,” added Inspector Mahoko.
Meanwhile, an elderly man from the community of Charandura is still on the missing persons list of ZRP Midlands after he vanished at a local river.
Edward Reginald McCulloch who is still to be found since the 13th of February is believed to have disappeared somewhere around Mavhaire river.
McCulloch is from Mberikwazvo village.
Police reports confirm that McCulloch was last seen wearing a jean short, a grey stripped t-shirt and a pair of slippers.
He left his hoe going for fishing in Mavhaire River and never returned.
Police continues to appeal to the public for any information that may lead to the discovery of long standing whereabouts of McCulloch.
“Police are appealing to anyone with information about Edward Reginald McCulloch to contact Member in Charge Crime at ZRP Charandura or call 0776 071 930, 0774 543 696 and 0773 757 344.