Cop fails at sui­cide

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Walter Mswazie

A PO­LICE of­fi­cer in Masvingo al­legedly took an over­dose of an­tibi­otic pills in a sui­cide at­tempt fol­low­ing a dis­pute with her mar­ried boyfriend. The of­fi­cer, only iden­ti­fied as Con­sta­ble Mpofu, al­legedly fell out with Archi­bold Chidziva Chi­dara or Uche af­ter she al­legedly dou­ble-crossed him with a po­lice­man from Bu­l­awayo. Chi­dara was not reach­able on his cell­phone. “Some­time last week on a Satur­day Con­sta­ble Mpofu sta­tioned at Masvingo Cen­tral Po­lice had a mis­un­der­stand­ing with her mar­ried boyfriend. Af­ter an ex­change of harsh words the three sep­a­rated leav­ing Mpofu at her house in Run­yararo West,” said a source who asked not to be named. She was res­cued by her land­lord. Sources said Mpofu was rushed to Zimuto Po­lice Camp Clinic and the nurs­ing staff saved her life when they in­duced vom­it­ing.

Mpofu al­legedly left a sui­cide note — which was seen by The Chron­i­cle — in a hand sink at her lodg­ings.

Her land­lord, sources said, forced open her room and found Mpofu groan­ing in pain and froth­ing from the mouth

In the sui­cide note, Mpofu in­di­cated that her al­leged boyfriend, Chi­dara, knew why she had de­cided to com­mit sui­cide.

“I com­mit­ted sui­cide, no­body killed me be­cause of rea­sons known by Archi­bold Ku­dak­washe Chi­dara (sic) though you have to spare him be­cause he has no hand in this. My body is in­side the room,” reads part of the sui­cide note.

Mpofu listed cell phone num­bers for her mother Estern­re­vada Kagore and Chi­dara who is also re­ferred to in the note as Uche.

Her mother con­firmed the in­ci­dent say­ing her daugh­ter has re­cov­ered from the sui­cide bid.

“I can con­firm the sui­cide at­tempt in­volv­ing my daugh­ter which oc­curred last week. I was phoned when it hap­pened but she has re­cov­ered and was here all along. She has gone back to­day to Masvingo af­ter she was given off days at her work­place.

“It is to do with a love re­la­tion­ship that she had with a cer­tain man in Masvingo which ac­cord­ing to her had gone sour. Do you want to pub­lish the story?” said Ms Kagore on Sun­day. — @wal­terbm­swazie2

Con­sta­ble Mpofu

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