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Misunderstanding over SIM card ends in tragedy

by Staff reporter
19 Feb 2024 at 16:02hrs | Views
A teenage boy from the Windsor Park suburb in Gweru allegedly hanged himself with a necktie from a mango tree at his parents' house following a misunderstanding over a missing SIM card with a domestic worker.

Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed that the police are investigating a sudden death case which occurred in Gweru on Friday evening.

"On Friday at around 8 pm, the now deceased Theophelus Chakoma (16) of Windsor Park, Gweru, had a misunderstanding over the issue of a missing SIM card with Otilia Chihwawa (21) who was employed as a domestic worker by his parents," he said.

Insp Mahoko said the matter was resolved by Chakoma's parents.

"At around 8:21 pm, Theophelus retired to bed and the next morning at around 5 am, Otilia discovered him hanging from a mango tree in the yard. He used a necktie to take his life," he said.

Insp Mahoko said the scene was attended by the police.

Source - The Herald