28 April 2017, MUTARE – A 12-year-old year old boy from Chisuko Village under Chief Nyashanu in Buhera was last week found hanging on a tree in a suspected case of suicide.
Samuel Masuka was found dead on the tree branch some 100 metres away from his homestead.
Manicaland Police spokesman Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa said investigations were underway to reveal what really transpired on the day.
“We received a report following the death of Samuel Masuka who reportedly hanged himself on a tree. Investigations are underway,” said Inspector Kakohwa.
Inspector Kakohwa said that around noon on the fateful day, the boy and his eight-year-old brother went to the cattle pan to milk the cattle.
“Samuel then instructed his brother to drive away the cattle which were grazing close to a maize field but when he returned later on, he found Samuel hanging on a tree branch. He rushed home and informed their grandmother Mavis Vurayayi and she found Samuel dead,” said Inspector Kakohwa.
A police report was made to Muzokomba Police Station and the body of the deceased was taken to Mutare Provincial Hospital for a post mortem.
No foul play is suspected in the case.local