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"I Failed My Family", Technician (37) States In Suicide Note

Police in Bulawayo have urged members of the public to share their problems with others so that they can find help rather than resort to taking their own lives.

This comes after a 37-year-old laboratory technician from Entumbane suburb committed suicide by hanging on Monday.

The now-deceased, Kelvin Magenende, left a note saying that he had failed his family.

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson in Bulawayo Province, Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident to Chronicle on Thursday. He said:

Police in Bulawayo are investigating a case of sudden death by hanging which occurred in Entumbane Suburb, Bulawayo on the 27th of June.

The deceased is a male adult aged 37 of Entumbane who was employed as a laboratory technician by the Ministry of Health and Child Care at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH).

On the 27th of June 2022 in the afternoon, a nine-year-old male juvenile who is the son of the now-deceased came back from school and found his father hanging from the roof truss.

The juvenile ran to a neighbour whom he told what he had seen. The neighbour advised the boy to go to the police.

The boy then made a police report. At the scene, police found a suicide note in which the man said he loved his wife and she should take care of their two children since he had failed to cope with the situation. Added Ins Ncube:

Preliminary investigations revealed that the now deceased had domestic disputes with his wife. The body was taken to UBH for post-mortem.

According to last year’s World Health Organisation data on suicide, Zimbabwe has a suicide rate of 14 deaths per 100 000 people.

The report showed that Zimbabwean men are more prone to taking their own lives compared to women.

Zimbabwe was ranked 34th on a list of 182 countries, and the fifth in Africa, behind Lesotho, Eswatini, South Africa and Botswana.

The country has experienced economic challenges over the past two decades characterised by high rates of unemployment, rising inflation, shortages of fuel, medicines, and running water, among other basics, as well as a repressive political system.

This could be a contributory factor to depression, despair and hopelessness which may push people t commit suicide.

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38 Comments

Gerry 1 month ago

Chiiko changa chanyanyorema veduwe.Lets share problems kana taremerwa.Its better to share with a stranger kana zvaremesa


gwanda loose 1 month ago

kkkkkkkkk pano panonzi pano

dd 1 month ago

kkkk ko iwe usabududire munhu musaga hindaa so

🤨🤨 1 month ago

Wangotevedzera zviri munyaya ka iwe nyora zvako

The Adjudicator 1 month ago

🔨 Rest in peace boy!


Men 1 month ago

topera varume woti kushushwa nemukadz ukuwo economy ichikusaiza ukadakuratidzira kuti mari ishoma wokandirwa tear gas nekurohwa 😥😥😥


User 1 month ago

Waiting for some Pindula Political Analyst to point fingers at my President


😓 1 month ago

@User. yes we will point fingers vele it was a matter of socio economic problems that leads to that , 😓

Pablo 1 month ago

We have nothing to do with your ZUZE president who came all the way fro Zambia to enrich himself.

🌶️🌶️🌶️ 1 month ago

😂😂😂He has already been pointed, apo panzi, Economy, tear gas, nekurohwa.

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

RIP Kelvin
Varume, we should normalise kutaura zvinotinetsa nehama neshamwari pane kuzvichengeta mumoyo
#Taura Zvinokunetsa✊


.. 1 month ago

@ pizza bla bla ko wanetswa neyi nhai. chidzidzira kunyora zviperengo zvakanaka nekugadzirisa magrammatical errors. thank you. sit down...

pizza bla bla 1 month ago

u jus repeats whats in tharticle think on your own plajarism at its best learn to explore in your own way

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Therapist 1 month ago

He have suicidal thoughts anyway


Jorijo 1 month ago

Totaurira Ani zvoonetsa asingazivi,,,,regai ripere Hama nadzo kutambura Basi koavo vano stroker ke,,,Sarai mugarike vagoni zvavo


So Sad 1 month ago

We're living in a generation ine vanhu vanongo typer, they never speak out vanongoti pakaipa


Question 1 month ago

Ko pindula murikuisep ma comments edu


Anonymous 1 month ago

Haa if a technician is commiting suicide guys imagine isuwo ma vendor ane zvima banana zvisiri kutengwa todiiwo


Swagger 1 month ago

Ummm vanhu ra**** zviripo don't put yourself on pressure zvinhu zvakaomera munhu wese, salary haisi kukwana zvatinoda.


Isaac 1 month ago

Pane vanositukana vachiti $#@£ R A M A I — V A K O

Swagger 1 month ago

PINDULA maisire tuma star itwo 👆 Kutuka here kuti r a r a m a i zviripo?

gogodera 1 month ago

zvinhu zvacho zvaoma


@### 1 month ago

zvinhu zvacho ma1 ,apa ndanga nda hodha salt yematombo hanzi ine dhiri kuMt Darwin apa ndasvika kuchinaya ya nyungudika yese


gwanda loose 1 month ago

hahahaha

poorvhio 1 month ago

Kkkkkk Wandiuraya nekuseka. Sure kuseka nhamo serugare. Sorry hako imboyedza kunodhira ne Ice Cream, ku Binga, hanzi ine mari sitereki

Bhuru 1 month ago

Kkkkkkkk


Tollie Tunu 1 month ago

Mmmm they was nothing in his bank account this why he took his life ,,this Rtgs can make you to runaway from sadza🤦


Anonymous 1 month ago

Zitambo riri pa picture iro riri attractive, you can commit suicide just by looking at it. Ukariwana uriwega first thing chopinda mumusoro wako kungozvisungirira


BUOY 1 month ago

siya mbanje wangu!

Sca 1 month ago

Vote CCC for real change like l always say with my brother Chawabvunza


ana nonny mas 1 month ago

filthy joke


Jojola@07 1 month ago

I salute women ...they are very strong when dealing with depression compared to men.In my life i saw about 5 people who took their lives but there was not a single woman amongst them.


Cable Guy 1 month ago

So so sad eishhh Rip


ed 1 month ago

todya zhizha pamberii mberi nekutonga akadaro zvake apedza kutaura mukuru webasa nenyika


jola 1 month ago

jojola vakadzi zvakaoma anokechwa ko murume anowanepi sugar mama kkkkk


manuwere kindinga 1 month ago

@ jojola vakadzi havafi because ndovanoko zeresa kufa kwemachinda mazhinji besides suicide chero ukaenda kuzvipatara varume vapera kufa because of the stress caused by women,all the organizations vanomiririra vakadzi varume havanei nesu ukandoreporter DV uri murume unosekwa


Tkt 1 month ago

Can somebody find me contact details for the remaining widow please
Ndimu batsire kuchengeta vana vaviri avo



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