An 18-year-old man from Glen View in Harare reportedly committed suicide after the family of the underaged girl he was courting rebuked him and told him to stop the illicit affair, Kwayedza reports. The unfortunate incident was confirmed by ZRP National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who confirmed the death of Assistant Priviledge Mutasa (18) and said:
Iyi inyaya inosuwisa zvikuru yemukomana akazvisungirira muchimbuzi nemusi wa1 Gunyana. Mukomana uyu ange achidanana nemwana achibva abvunzwa nyaya iyi zvinova zvakamubata. Vechikuru vanoziva nyaya iyi vanonzi vakaudza muchinda uyu kuti zvaaiita kutyora mutemo ndokumuti varambane. Mukomana uyu anoratidza kuti akarwadziwa nekurambaniswa nemusikana uyu kana kuti akavhunduka paakanzwa kuti iyi imhosva
( This is a very sad story of a man who commited suicide by hanging himself in the toilet on 1 September 2020. The boy was courting a young girl and when the elders enquired abiot their affair it didnt go down well with him. Elders privvy to the story reportedly told him that he was breaking the law by having a love affair with an underaged girl and he should end the affair with the girl. This young man might have been shocked to hear that courting an underaged girl is a crime or he was hurt by the elders inteference and their instructions for him to end the affair.
Assistant Paul Nyathi urged people to seek guidance and counselling from religious leaders and other community leaders if they are aggrieved by anything.
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