Woman Commits Suicide Over Economic Melt-Down

A Mutare woman reportedly died after contaminating her food and that of her son with rat poison over the deteriorating economy.

The death of the 31-year-old Sheilla Mamera was confirmed on Tuesday by Manicaland police spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa.

Kakohwa revealed that the deceased was found dead on Friday morning together with her 12-year-old son, Fidelis Mamera, a Grade 5 pupil. Kakohwa said:

There was also a suicide note which said she had killed herself due to economic hardships, but she did not say which economic hardships.

Kakohwa revealed that a sachet of rat killer and a pot of rice were discovered at the scene.

Zimbabwe is going through a very difficult phase characterised by the soaring inflation, unemployment, scarcity of electricity, severe starvation, fuel shortages and a number of other ills.

All this is happening when there are no signs as to when these socio-economic issues will be alleviated.

Recently, government officials issued contradicting statements over the matter with the president and Reserve Bank Governor saying that the situation was expected to normalise at the end of the year 2019.

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Minister, Sibusiso Moyo warned the citizenry that the next three years will be tougher than what the nation is already going through.

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