HWANGE Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) boss, Connellus Moyo (63) committed suicide on Monday at his home in Baobab suburb in unclear circumstances.
Matabeleland North police spokesperson Spiwe Makonese was unavailable for comment to confirm the matter.
However, sources close to the issue said Moyo killed himself on Monday at around 10am.
“It’s true he committed suicide yesterday (Monday) at his home,” the informant said.
“He woke up in the morning with the intention of going to his workplace and told his wife that he was not feeling well.”
The source said Moyo went to the bathroom to brush his teeth and came back to his bedroom.
“After that he went back to the bathroom to bathe so that he could go to work, while inside the bathroom, he hanged himself,” said the source.
“On realising that he was taking long, his wife went to the bathroom to check on him and discovered his body dangling from a curtain rail.
“He had hanged himself using his neck tie.”
The source said the wife alerted their maid and they made a police report.
“He didn’t leave a suicide note and at the moment no one is aware of the reason why he decided to take his life in such a manner,” the source continued.
“He was an elderly person and we don’t know what was bothering him.”
The source said after the police attended the scene, they took the body to the morgue and opened a sudden death docket.
“Burial arrangements are still to be finalised, but the family is in deep shock,” the source said.
Another source said Moyo recently lost his son in an accident in the mining town and that could have been stressing him.
“I think he was stressed by the loss of his son,” the source said.
“Since the passing on of his son he looked worried, but could not openly show it. That could have been worrying him and he decided to end his life this way.”
He said mourners are gathered at 19 Sunset Close in Baobab surbub.