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    Saturday, 21 January 2017

    Former Chivhu senior Policeman shoots self



    ELLEN MLAMBO
    CHIVHU BUREAU

    CHIKOMBA – A retired senior Police officer, Godfree Warinda died at the family farm in Marondamashanu in Chivhu on Saturday evening after he shot himself through the head following long-standing disputes with his wife.
    The incident happened near Dzvova Village under chief Nyoka.  Warinda shot himself with a 303 Rifle on the lower part of the chin after a misunderstanding with his wife Mary Warinda.
    Police spokesperson, Assistant inspector Tendai Mwanza said, "I can confirm the incident but I want to appeal with members of the public to desist from acts of suicide. Any misunderstandings must be resolved amicably. Engagement of third parties like elders, church leaders for counselling".
    Sources said Warinda had for long time been having misunderstandings with his wife and several family meetings were held to try and resolve their disputes.
    Warinda was alone at the house when he shot himself. Sources said he made a first gunshot and after a while he produced a second shot which prompted neighbors to rush to Warinda's homestead.
    When neighbors got at the house together with the deceased's wife who had taken a walk some 200 meters away from the house they found the door slightly open and there lay Warinda with his head blown off.
    There are also allegations that Warinda blamed his children for supporting their mother in the quarrels thereby isolating him. It is understood that Warinda also accused his wife of infidelity.
    Allegations are that 30 minutes before he shot himself, Warinda assaulted his wife with logs and a week earlier he shot dead a dog .
    The matter was reported to the Police and the post mortem was carried out on Tuesday in Harare. Warinda was buried on Wednesday (yesterday) in Marondamashanu.
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