A 59-year-old Harare man committed suicide Friday morning after he shot himself once in the head with a gun at his house in Gunhill.
The man has been identified as George Nigel Rennie.
The Herald reports that Rennie shot himself in his bedroom while his wife Mitchelle Kim Rennie (58) was in the kitchen which is located downstairs.
The incident occurred between 7.15 am and 8.30 am while the couple was preparing to go out
Harare provincial police spokesperson Inspector Luckson Chakanza confirmed the incident and said investigations were still in progress. He said they will release more details soon concerning the case. Chikanza said:
We are investigating a case in which a 59-year-old man, George Nigel Rennie, shot himself in the head with a gun inside his bedroom.
There are unconfirmed reports that Rennie had been suffering from depression.
Suicide cases continue to increase countrywide.
The incident comes after a Harare Ximex Mall dealer, Tafadzwa Murengwa, alias Boss Pangolin, last week committed suicide after shooting and killing his girlfriend along Simon Mazorodze Road after accusing her of cheating him with a married man.
On Wednesday, a Harare bouncer, Takudzwa Mutaguta (22), allegedly committed suicide by consuming cyanide at a local hotel along Samora Machel Avenue following claims that he was having marital problems with his wife.
Mutaguta’s father confirmed receiving a suicidal WhatsApp message on August 1 at 7.23 pm.