A Zimbabwean man, Pious Sibanda, has killed himself after his girlfriend refused to accept his marriage proposal.
The man hanged himself after he attacked his ex-girlfriend, Immaculate Ncube, with a log when she turned down his marriage proposal and dumped him.
According to NewsDzeZimbabwe, the man hit his girlfriend on the head with a log until she was left unconscious, he later went ahead to hang himself thinking he killed the woman.
The 31-year-old man attacked Ncube on Friday, January 24. It was later gathered that the deceased's body was later found hanging from a tree on the same day.
Ncube said Sibanda became furious after she told him to formally introduce himself to her family if he wanted to marry her. She said: “Pious told me early this month that he wanted to marry me and I told him to approach my family in Lupane. He refused to follow the correct procedure and insisted that I had to move into his home and stay with him and his family without my family’s knowledge."
“I turned down his marriage proposal and asked to be given time to think about the matter. This pissed him off and ever since that day he became violent and abusive as he was constantly beat me up."
She explained that she became tired of her ex-boyfriend’s violent behaviour and dumped him. She told him that they should separate until they resolve their problems but he refused and attacked her at her work place.
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Ncube said: "A week before he attacked me, Pious forced me to move into his home and threatened to kill me and kill himself if I didn’t comply. I complied out of fear but I later moved back to my work place. Pious came to my work place while I was with my two-year-old daughter and ordered me to go with him to his home and I refused as I was sensing danger."
The 26-year-old woman, said her ex-boyfriend pulled her towards the gate and started strangling her with his hands. She said he struck her several times on the head until she lost consciousness.
“I was bleeding profusely and I could hardly see but I made my way to a neighbour’s house and they rushed me to Madlambuzi Clinic where I was referred to Plumtree District Hospital. When I got to the hospital, I could not speak or walk and I was in great pain. I later received news that Pious had hanged himself."
Sibanda's body was found hanging by a wire from a tree by a villager who was herding his cattle.
Na wa oo! Na by force?