A Zimbabwean police officer has committed suicide after a lady he sponsored in school jilted him, a decision many have described as “dying for love.”
The deceased, identified as Constable Marapira committed suicide after his hitherto girlfriend dumped him for another man.
According to reports, the body of the officer who is married with children was discovered hanging on a tree after he sent a message via Whatsapp to the lady, Clarice Sagiya, directing her where to find his body.
The officer who reportedly served at the Masvingo Rural Police Station allegedly sponsored the lady at the Morgenster Teacher’s College but after graduating, she told him she was in love with another man and all entreaties by Marapira to change her mind fell on deaf ears.
An officer close to Marpira disclosed to newsmen that: “The misunderstanding followed Clarice’s decision to dump him (Marapira) on claims that she couldn’t be with a police officer anymore as he wouldn’t afford her upkeep.”
The alleged suicide message that Marapira sent to Sagiya read:
“Don’t bother yourselves looking for my body. When you get to Mvuma, turn towards Gweru. Less than a kilometer away, there is a car by the roadside to the left.
Ndafira Clarice Sagiya (I die because of Clarice Sagiya).”
The lady took the phone with the messages to a police station, leading to the location of the body.