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