A 76-YEAR-OLD Kuwadzana man committed suicide by hanging himself over alleged neglect by his younger wife and children.
Noah Masawu, 76, was found hanging at his house in Kuwadzana Extension by his wife Martha Shoko, 30.
“My husband had differences with his children because they always argued over why he married me when I was 22 years old.
“All his children are older than me and I know that’s where all the problems began because they would say baba matinyadzisa kutora mwana mudiki.
“They didn’t send any money for upkeep and we had nothing to eat or feed our children.
“That’s when I said to my husband, it’s better I take the children with me and go back to my parents since he was not able to fend for the family.
“Maybe that’s what has led to him committing suicide because his children had also abandoned him.
“He was talking about hanging himself with a rope and today he took the rope and I just thought it was a joke.
“I even told one of the relatives about it, but they ignored me.
“At around 2pm, that’s when I called a neighbour because I was scared to open the door,” Shoko said.