The Zimbabwe Republic Police have blamed economic challenges and marital problems for the increase in suicide cases in Zimbabwe. The police have also revealed that more men are killing themselves compared to women. Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba revealed that at least 489 men committed suicide in 2016 compared to 348 in 2015. On the other hand, 147 women committed suicide in 2016 compared to 126 in 2015.
According to Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba, the suicide cases in men were linked to stress due to economic challenges while for women suicide was linked to stress from marital problems. Said Charamba:
Suicide cases among women are tied to domestic problems with infidelity being at the top
Charity Angeline Charamba a Zimbabwean police officer who is the National Spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Republic Police. She holds the rank of Senior Assistant Commissioner in the police force. Read More About Charity Charamba
The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Read More About Zimbabwe Republic Police