SUICIDE OVER BICYCLE
A 21-YEAR-OLD Zimre Park man on Friday reportedly killed himself after being accused of stealing a bicycle.
The man, Nelson Dube, was employed as a nurse aide and on the fateful day he called his employers advising them to come home urgently.
He was looking after an elderly man who suffers from dementia.
Close relatives declined to comment on the matter and said they are still in shock.
“We cannot comment on this issue as we are still in shock on why he would kill himself.”
A friend said Nelson might have reacted to being accused of stealing a bicycle.
“There is a guy who came looking for a house to rent and they became friends.
“This guy then later got a room from where he is reported to have stolen a bicycle but people suspected Nelson.
“Nelson gave his girlfriend some money and she assumed that he could have stolen the bicycle and sold it.
“She posted on her WhatsApp status talking about stealing, kuti kuba shuwa here,” she said.
Added the friend:
“The girlfriend sarcastically started to accuse him of stealing the bicycle but the actual culprit is there.
“From their chats, they were not in good books.
“He was working as a nurse aide and he called his employer to come home urgently,” added the friend.
Neighbours said: “He was a good guy and he was looking after sekuru here who suffers from dementia.
“He was a good caregiver, we are in shock,” said a neighbor.
Another source said: “He was not involved in the theft of the bicycle.
“Prior to the suicide he advised his employers that they would get house-keys from his pockets.
“He locked his patient in the house and hung himself.”
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