Roderick Mpofu of Victoria Falls is alleged to have hanged himself in neighbour’s yard after a dispute with his unnamed girlfriend.
Mrs Sibusisiwe Tshuma, a neighbour, said that Mpofu was discovered by children who were playing. She said:
This happened just before sunset and we are still shocked as neighbours. We were informed by some kids who said they saw him standing but swinging under the tree.
I went to check and discovered that he was actually hanging from the Umnyiyi tree. That’s when I rushed to alert some neighbours and one of them tried to lift him up but it was too late as he was already dead.
Another neighbor reported that they saw him writing something on the ground before he died. The neighbor said:
We saw him sitting on a bucket in a neighbor’s yard while writing something on the ground but didn’t suspect he was planning anything of that sort. When we got to the scene we saw messages on the ground to his mother and grandmother.
The messages read: “Sorry mama”, “sorry gogo.”
Ephias Mambume, Victoria Falls Ward 6 Councillor said Mpofu was the organising secretary for the MDC Alliance in the ward. Mambune also said he was speechless as he never expected Mpofu to kill himself.
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