A 45-year-old security guard at CBZ Bindura shot himself while talking on the phone with his wife’s sister after asking her to tell his wife that he was sorry for accruing enormous debts without her knowledge.
Leopard Kamuzonde shot himself on Sunday at around 6am at CBZ bank premises in Bindura.
Mashonaland Central police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe said Kamuzonde was employed by Guard Alert.
Inspector Mundembe said on February 4, this year Kamuzonde’s wife Nyasha Makumbe (27) approached her sister Sibongile Bukuta complaining of social problems with her husband.
Inspector Mundembe said after counselling the couple the sister left them.
“Unbeknown that the deceased had financial and social problems, on January 6 this year he commenced duty at CBZ bank at 6am,” said Insp Mundembe.
“He was armed with a service revolver which had five rounds of ammunition. He phoned Bukuta telling her to forgive him for deciding to end his life.
“He asked her to tell his wife that he was sorry for accruing enormous debts without involving her.
“While on the phone Bukuta heard a gunshot. She rushed to the bank premises and saw the body lying in a pool of blood.”
The police were notified and the body was taken to Bindura Hospital.