BUHERA – Tavengwa Chari, a prominent businessman in Buhera with various shops and grinding mills has died after he drank poison in front of his in-laws.
Chari who owned some shops and grinding mill at Mudanda Business Centre in Buhera committed suicide on Tuesday after an altercation with his wife, Chioniso Tangwena the previous day.
Manicaland Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the incident to The Mirror and said that Chari died at Murambinda Hospital.
Sources said that Chari and Tangwena had some misunderstandings while they were at their home and the former severely assaulted his wife until she started passing urine with blood.
Chari allegedly accused his wife of disrespecting him and making comparisons between him and other men. He also accused Tangwena of harassing him.
After the assault Tangwena reported the matter at Murambinda Police station leading to Chari's arrest.
At some stage Tangwena decided to withdraw the case, opting to get counseling from relatives instead. After withdrawing the case they went to see Tangwena's relatives who stay in Tangwena Village but Chari took his own way and bought two containers of rogor, a poisonous pesticide which he took with him to the in-laws' place.
On arrival, he drank the poison in front of his wife's relatives.
It is said the relatives tried to stop him but it was too late and he was rushed to Murambinda Hospital. He was buried in Shava area, Buhera on Wednesday last week.