War vet found hang­ing in bed­room

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A WAR vet­eran from Bu­l­awayo’s Pu­mula South suburb re­cently com­mit­ted sui­cide by hang­ing in his bed­room.

Cde Joe Moyo’s fam­ily is at a loss as to why he took his own life on Fri­day last week at about 1PM.

The war vet­eran, (63) is ex­pected to be buried to­day at the Bu­l­awayo Provin­cial He­roes Acre in Nku­lumane suburb.

His brother and the fam­ily’s spokesper­son Mr Moses Ny­oni said Cde Moyo’s death came as a shock as he never showed any signs of dis­tress.

“It hap­pened on Fri­day last week. We don’t know what led him to hang him­self as he didn’t seem trou­bled. Noth­ing was un­usual with him; at least that’s what we be­lieved. He didn’t leave any sui­cide note,” said Mr Ny­oni.

“He en­tered his bed­room and locked the door un­der the pre­text that he was tak­ing a bath. After 30 min­utes his fam­ily be­came wor­ried after he did not come out from the bed­room. They had to break the door to gain en­try and found him hang­ing from the roof trusses,” he said.

Cde Moyo joined the lib­er­a­tion strug­gle in 1976 and did his mil­i­tary train­ing at Nam­pundu Tran­sit Camp be­fore be­ing trans­ferred to Mem­besi Train­ing Camp in Zam­bia.

He is sur­vived by wife Otilia, four chil­dren and seven grand­chil­dren.

Mourn­ers are gath­ered at house num­ber 13811 Pu­mula South.

Mean­while, Act­ing Bu­l­awayo po­lice spokesper­son As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Abed­nico Ncube urged mem­bers of the public to seek coun­selling when they are fac­ing any prob­lems.

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