CHIVI – A female student, only identified as Paida at Mudadisi High School in Chivi has committed suicide after her stepmother questioned her about coming home late everyday.
The incident happened on Monday evening.
Masvingo Police spokesperson Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed the incident.
"The girl was questioned by her stepmother for repeatedly coming home late and that is when she committed suicide in the bush by drinking poison," said Mazula.
A source from Chivi said the girl took some pesticide secretly from the house and disappeared into the bush in the evening and was seen by a man who works at their homestead as she was running while holding a small bottle.
This prompted the family to start searching for her but her body was only found the following day in the bush.