Man allegedly dies after moving in with small house, foul play suspected

A married man, Samson Ndebele, whose age could not be ascertained by The Chronicle, but was said to be in his late 30s, died yesterday morning at around 9AM after allegedly complaining of excruciating stomach cramps for about an hour. His death came three days after he moved in together with his girlfriend in Bulawayo’s Old Lobengula suburb.

A family member, Mr Daniel Sibanda, refused to comment on the incident and referred questions to a family spokesperson, who asked The Chronicle news crew to leave. However, a family member who preferred anonymity said foul play is suspected as Ndebele was in perfect health.

Ndebele, who is said to be a father of four, had moved in with his girlfriend on Saturday evening into their new lodgings. His family allegedly stays in the rural areas where he visits often. Neighbours said Ndebele’s girlfriend, who refused to speak to the Press, had not informed her landlord about her boyfriend’s death but had told her employer who lives about a kilometre away. Police were called to the scene at around 9:30AM but arrived after 1PM, with a Runyaradzo Funeral parlour hearse.

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Man allegedly dies after moving in with small house, foul play suspected