A 19-year-old Bindura woman committed suicide following a dispute with her husband over sadza.
The incident happened in Nyakudya village, Bindura, after the woman’s husband refused to go to the grinding mill where he had been sent by his wife.
The wife, Clara Phiri, instead, went to the grinding mill and on her return, she prepared sadza but withheld the meal from her husband, Biggie Chakorwa (32).
Reports indicate that Chakorwa did not complain but simply went to bed on an empty stomach.
Chakorwa’s reaction unnerved Phiri who went on to consume a tobacco pesticide.
She was rushed to Bindura District Hospital after complaining of a stomach ache and was pronounced dead upon admission.
Mashonaland Central police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe confirmed the incident. He said:
I can confirm a sudden death case in Bindura where Clara Phiri of Nyakudya village took her life after a misunderstanding with her husband Biggie Chakorwa (32).