Man ‘fail­ing to han­dle di­vorce’ shoots self in head at par­ents house

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Than­deka Moyo

A MAN from Bu­l­awayo shot him­self to death at his par­ents’ home af­ter al­legedly fail­ing to come to terms with di­vorce.

David Bon­net (26) from Ku­malo sub­urb is said to have used his sis­ter’s pis­tol to take his life while his par­ents were sleep­ing.

His mother, a source told body on Satur­day morn­ing.

He was al­legedly still clutch­ing the gun that he is The Chron­i­cle, found his sus­pected to have used to shoot him­self.

The Chron­i­cle vis­ited the fam­ily yes­ter­day and David’s fa­ther dis­missed the crew say­ing he didn’t want any­thing to do with re­porters.

“We don’t want to talk to you, please leave and never come back!”

Sources said David was de­pressed and was fail­ing to cope with di­vorce.

A sui­cide note that he is al­leged to have left ad­vised his par­ents to stop spend­ing money on him.

“Par­ents, the dream is dead. Stop spend­ing money on me... I did show my abil­ity to han­dle re­spon­si­bil­ity, let me be. I don’t want to talk… I don’t want to be in­flu­enced by any­thing,” read the note.

One of the sources who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity said David was on de­pres­sion med­i­ca­tion.

“On Satur­day morn­ing, David’s mother found him dead with a pool of blood in his blan­kets,” said the source.

The body was taken to the United Bu­l­awayo Hos­pi­tals for post mortem.

Bu­l­awayo act­ing po­lice spokesper­son As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Abed­nico Ncube con­firmed the in­ci­dent and raised con­cern over an in­crease in sui­cide cases in the city.

“I can con­firm that we re­ceived a re­port of a man who shot him­self in Khu­malo sub­urb. We are very wor­ried about the rate at which peo­ple are tak­ing their lives caus­ing un­nec­es­sary loss of life,” he said.

“We urge mem­bers of the public to seek coun­selling ser­vices when dis­tressed and to sup­port their loved ones who may be go­ing through tough times. They must help save lives by as­sess­ing un­usual be­hav­iour in their fam­ily mem­bers and be sup­port­ive.”

Asst Insp Ncube said mem­bers of the public must en­gage rel­a­tives and other so­cial sys­tems to help their dis­tressed loved ones.

“They must be able to as­sist fam­ily mem­bers and de­tect unique char­ac­ter­is­tics so that they refer them to pro­fes­sion­als,” he said.— @thamamoe .

Part of the crowd at Heal­ing Je­sus Cam­paign in Vic­to­ria Fal­lls

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