RENCO MINE – In an unprecedented incident that left the community here tongue tied, a cattle herder took his own life by hanging himself to a tree after his employer had allegedly delayed to give him his salary.
Tinashe Nhamo's lifeless body was found hanging on a tree at the Manyewe homestead in Changa Village under chief Nyajena on Tuesday.
Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Charity Mazula could not confirm the incident saying she was yet to receive the report.
However, sources privy to the incident said the boy had been drinking beer with his employer's son but had a heated argument with his employer when he got home accusing him of not paying him in time.
"He was drinking beer in the evening but they had a quarrel with his employer whom he accused of failing to pay him in time.
"The argument died down and everyone went to sleep but the unfortunate happened," said a sources who refused to be named.
It is believed that the employer, Manyewe, woke up the following morning and made a trip to Masvingo only to called back after people had discovered the body of Nhamo.local