By Mojola Aturamu
A 31-year-old Zimbabwean man, Pious Sibanda committed suicide after attacking his girlfriend for turning down his marriage proposal.
Pious Sibanda from Ngotsha Village, in Madlambuzi Ward on Friday, January 27th, hit his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend named Immaculate Ncube with a log on the head until she lost consciousness. Reports said his body was later found hanging from a tree on the same day in the afternoon.
Ms Ncube, who is admitted to Plumtree District Hospital, said Sibanda became furious after she told him to formally introduce himself to her family if he wanted to marry her.
According to her Ms Ncube, She said Sibanda approached her early last month to ask for her hand in marriage but she told him to follow the due process of meeting her family which he declined.
She turned down the proposal and asked for more time to think about it,But Sibanda became more violently abusive which made her dumped him.
Weeks later, Sibanda visited Ncube at her work place and ordered her to follow him home which she refused.
Sibanda pulled her towards the gate and started strangling her with his hands. Ms Ncube said Sibanda armed himself with a huge log and struck her several times on the head until she lost consciousness. When Ncube regained consciousness, and was met with the news of Sibanda’s suicide.
However, Sibanda’s friends revealed that he had complained that Ms Ncube had dumped him for another man, saying he was going to kill the woman for her actions but they did not take him seriously.