Unable to stomach the humiliation of being caught while sodomising a six-year-old boy, a suspected homosexual man committed suicide last Saturday.
Police confirmed the death of 20-Year-Old Hapanashe Machemedze from Zimbabwe. He was found hanging from a tree branch after the juvenile's mother had reported the matter to the police.
Police spokesman said Hapanashe left his home on January 4 on a quest to find a new job.
On his way back, it was raining and he sought refuge at the juvenile’s (name withheld) mother's home. He requested to sleep over and the juvenile's mother allowed him to sleep with her six-year-old son in the same room.
The juvenile's mother went to Hapanashe's parents to report what had happened and possibly resolve the matter. They returned home and proceeded to report the matter to the police the following day. Hapanashe suddenly disappeared and was found by his mother, Sphiwe hanging from a tree branch," said Insp Chishiri.
He urged people to face the consequences of their actions rather than committing suicide.