CHIREDZI – A Chiredzi Town Council worker who was found hanging from a tree on Sunday morning left numerous messages to different people including one in which he pleaded with a friend to look after his party Zanu PF.
Decide Manuel allegedly committed suicide after receiving an eviction notice letter from a council house where he stayed.
Sources told The Mirror that Manuel who was a meter reader was a staunch supporter of the ruling party. He was found hanging from a Musau tree at his home at number 1743 Javangwe Road.
Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson, Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident to The Mirror.
Sources said that Manuel left the beerhall on Saturday night at 9pm and went home. Some of his neighbours saw him at the time that he reached his place.
A neighbor, Violet Mupasi was shocked to see the deceased hanging from a tree at 4am when she woke up to fetch water. The Police was called in and his body was taken to Chiredzi District Hospital for postmortem.
It is not clear why Manuel decide to end his life but Police established that among other things he had received an eviction notice from his employer. The Police saw a letter in which the deceased pleaded with the council not to evict him from the house.
Manuel who stayed alone is said to have said his goodbyes to many people on the day he committed suicide. He called his ex-wife in South Africa and told her to collect his salary from council.
He then phoned a Zanu PF member who declined to be named and told him to take care of the party when he was gone.
“On the fateful night he phoned me and said musare muchitibatira musangano vakomana, ini ndaakutungamira (My time is up, please take care of the party when I am gone),” said the Zanu PF member.
Mourners were gathered at 1743 Javangwe Road, Chiredzi.https://masvingomirror.com/