Man shoots himself dead in Kombi

Chiredzi businessman Freddy Mbendani allegedly committed suicide while onboard a Sakubva Musika-bound commuter omnibus in Mutare. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mutare Provincial Hospital.

His son, Noway, who had been travelling with his father said:

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I stay in New Canaan, Highfield, Harare, and my father has businesses in Chiredzi where he resides.

A few days ago he phoned me and advised me that I should come to Chiredzi to help him solve these disputes. I told him to come to Harare so that he could explain everything to me before I could go to Chiredzi.

My intention was to take him to a prophet in Harare for spiritual help. He agreed and came to my house. We went to see the prophet but he was not there,” he said.

After we failed to see the prophet, he started insulting me saying I was wasting his time and that he had no time for prophets.

We then travelled to Mutare en-route to Chiredzi. “While in Mutare we boarded a kombi on our way to Sakubva Musika where we wanted to board buses to Chiredzi.

I did not suspect anything but all of a sudden I heard a gunshot. My father had shot himself in the chest. I was terrified

Now that he is dead without solving these problems it means all these things will come to haunt me. I told him to solve these issues long back but look at what has happened today. He is dead.


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