Man hangs self after being arrested for loitering

Man hangs self after being arrested for loitering
Published: 09 January 2012 (1930 Views)
A 36-year-old Jambezi man committed suicide by hanging after his release by police who had arrested him for loitering in the early hours of 2 January.

The incident happened under village head Jeqe at Gundwa Village 3 at Benita Chuma's homestead.

The now deceased, Zondani Munsonka, was detained by police in the early hours of 2 January but was later released after police ruled that he had no case to answer.

He was found hanging from a tree on the next day.

Matabeleland North police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Siphiwe Makonese confirmed the incident and said police attended the scene and ruled out foul play.

"I can confirm we received a report of a man who was found hanging from a tree at his homestead. The man was detained for loitering in the early hours of 2 January but was released after two hours," said Asst Insp Makonese.

She said the man went home and spent the whole day with his family and everything was normal.

"Everything was normal on that fateful day. His family members retired to bed early and left him alone by the fireplace. At around 9pm, the man checked to see if no one was awake," said Asst Insp Makonese.

She said the man then took a piece of wire and went to a nearby tree and hanged himself.

"The man took a piece of wire and went to a nearby tree where he hanged himself. His nephew discovered the body hanging from the tree the next morning and alerted elders who made a report to the police.

"Police in Jambezi attended the scene and no foul play is suspected," said Asst Insp Makonese.

Asst Insp Makonese urged members of the public to speak out if they had problems.

- TC

Tags: Arrested,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Don't vote for Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 163 Views

Govt justifies shortage of hospitals in Matebeleland

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 96 Views

Chiwenga recounts role he played in Mnangagwa's escape

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 142 Views

Concerns over Zimbabwe elections grow

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 144 Views

Zimbabwe ranked lowest on income equality

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 110 Views

Chigumba must talk to Chamisa

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 116 Views

Soldier shoots children over sex

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 115 Views

Prophet Makandiwa 'mansion' up for auction

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 121 Views

Biti, Chamisa need not cross the red line

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 114 Views

Chamisa's supporters freed

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 94 Views

Mnanganwa's Authoritarian Elections

by Dr Gus Manatsa | 16 July 2018 | 117 Views

Chigumba reminds me of Tobaiwa Mudede

by Dr. Gus Manatsa | 16 July 2018 | 108 Views

Govt realigns Air Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Airways

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 130 Views

Chamisa's rally blessed by rain

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 192 Views

Beitbridge upgrade to speed up border efficiency

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 112 Views

Law Society wins tax exemption case

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 111 Views

Lawyer sues over SMS campaign

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 119 Views

Mugabe's planes ready to fly

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 152 Views

UK stockbroker to woo FDI to Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 112 Views

MDC-Alliance threatens to expel defiant members

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 123 Views

Blair toilets banned

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 159 Views

Chamisa, prepare for defeat in a dignified manner

by Isdore Guvamombe | 16 July 2018 | 184 Views

Biti anoints himselves custodian of all Ndebele memory

by Reason Wafawarova | 16 July 2018 | 127 Views

Council threatens legal action over bills

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 99 Views

Matebeleland people should stop crying about marginalisation

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 76 Views

Zimbabwe trade deficit reaches $1,3 billion

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 89 Views

1 family, 5 dead in an accident

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 121 Views

One week no water for Bulawayo suburbs

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 89 Views

Miracle baby survives winter dumping

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 118 Views

MDC Alliance remains talk show as clock ticks

by Isdore Guvamombe | 16 July 2018 | 96 Views

4 000 school drop outs!

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 96 Views

Khupe slams parties threatening to boycott polls

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 128 Views

Postal votes remain valid, says Zec

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 85 Views

Lovers drag cops to maintenance courts

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 76 Views

Mnangagwa off to Mashonaland West

by Staff reporter | 16 July 2018 | 66 Views