Man commits suicide, found hanging from a tree in a park


A man from Bulawayo committed suicide allegedly after a row with his employer, police confirmed yesterday.

A passersby discovered the body of Tyson Nkomo (24) in Nketa 6 suburb yesterday morning.

He is suspected to have hanged himself from a tree in a park in the suburb on Monday night.

Police remove body.

Nkomo was found wearing a red tracksuit with a thin piece of wire tied around his neck.

His sister, Ms Sibuthiwe Nkomo (39), said the family was shocked to hear Tyson had been found dead.

“We’re shocked and puzzled. We doubt he really committed suicide. He could have been hanged onto the branch which is too low for him to even stand upright. The scene looks suspicious for suicide. We suspect foul play.

“He was having problems with his employer who he was illegally selling fuel for. Last night, he stormed out of the house with a weapon. He wanted to fight his employer over unpaid commission but our brother, Thulani, followed him and stopped him. Thulani approached the man who had only employed him last week and he gave him Tyson’s part payment (figure not mentioned),” she said.

Later that night, Ms Nkomo said, Tyson stormed out of the house and never returned.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango confirmed the incident.