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Man commits suicide over girlfriend’s refusal to elope with him

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A Zimbabwean man , Shupikai Chikuvira , 29 , committed suicide after his girlfriend refused to run away with him .Chikuvira’ s body was discovered hanging near a footpath in Mutawatawa , Zimbabwe by villagers , who called the police to the scene , reports Bulawayo 24 .

Mashonaland East acting provincial police spokesperson , Inspector Tendai Mwanza , confirmed the incident on Tuesday . He said , “ We are investigating the case of a man who hanged himself in Mutawatawa on August 4 after he allegedly had a misunderstanding with his lover . We urge people to exercise restraint and solve their misunderstandings amicably . It is , therefore , regrettable that a life was lost , ” he said .

According to the police , Chikuvira visited his girlfriend , who was panning for gold along Mazowe River on August 4 , and proposed that she elopes with him .

She , however , turned down the proposal , saying her parents had not approved of their relationship .

In a fit of rage , Chikuvira left the scene threatening to commit suicide and was later found hanging from a tree along a pathway leading to Chitsungo business centre .

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