Smart Ncube (63) from Tsholothso allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on Sunday after receiving an unpleasant prophecy at an all night prayer session. The church is yet to be identified. A fellow congregant confirmed the suicide saying:
He had had a one-on-one with his church leader Mr Dumisani Ncube and about an hour later, he just walked out of church without sharing with anyone what had bothered him. As he walked towards his home, he met his neighbour Mr Jethro Nyoni (40) who asked him why he was carrying a rope in the early hours of the morning.
…Smart held a rope in his hands and explained that he had made a decision and no one could stop him,” said the congregant.
Mr Nyoni tried to grab the rope from Smart but he refused to let go and instead drew an Okapi knife and threatened to stab Mr Nyoni if continued to wrestle him.
Fearing for his life, Mr Nyoni let go of the rope and ran to Mr Dumisani Ncube’s home where the church session was being held.
Unfortunately, when the congregation rushed back to where Ncube had met Nyoni, they found Ncube already dead.