Word doing the rounds in the hood suggests that the deceased, who was driving a black Nissan sedan, was involved in a hit-and-run accident at Beta shopping centre, in the adjacent Area 13 neighbourhood of Dangamvura.
Abel Zhakata Senior Reporter
DETECTIVES in Dangamvura are investigating the death of a 25-year-old married man who hanged himself on a mango tree at the residence of his girlfriend amid widespread public speculation of foul play.
Bigboy Mugore, of House Number 2412, Chikanga 2, was found hanging by his girlfriend Blessing Makuvire (35), at the backyard of Number N121B, on September 1.
Hundreds of people thronged the house to view the body of the deceased, which was now lying on the ground after it had been retrieved from the tree branch by Makuvire.
The deceased used some electric cables to hang self.
Manicaland police spokesman Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa said homicide detectives were still investigating the case to ascertain why the deceased chose to end his life at his girlfriend’s house.
“We are still in the dark as to why he chose to hang himself at his girlfriend’s house,” he said.
However, word doing the rounds in the hood suggests that the deceased, who was driving a black Nissan sedan, was involved in a hit-and-run accident at Beta shopping centre, in the adjacent Area 13 neighbourhood of Dangamvura.
“He was drunk some hours before he hanged himself. While driving at high speed at the shopping centre, he hit one person with his car and fled from an angry mob that wanted to met out instant justice on him. After driving off, he rammed his car at an intersection, jumped off the car and ran away.
“Our assumption is that he thought that the person whom he had hit with the car had died and thus he chose to end his life,” said a witness who requested not to be named.
Neighbours pointed accusing fingers at Makuvire and questioned why she retrieved her boyfriend’s body from the tree alone without alerting others.
She however, defended herself saying she thought that he was still alive and wanted to save life immediately, only to realise that he had died.