A 59-year-old Harare man has committed suicide this morning after he shot himself once on the head with a gun at his house in Gunhill as suicide cases continue to increase countrywide.
The man has been identified as George Nigel Rennie.
According to reports, Rennie shot himself in his bedroom while his wife Mitchelle Kim Rennie (58) was in the kitchen which is located downstairs.
The incident occurred between 7.15am and 8.30am while the couple was preparing to go out.
Harare provincial police spokesperson Inspector Luckson Chakanza confirmed the incident and said investigations were still in progress.
“We are investigating a case in which a 59-year-old man, George Nigel Rennie, shot himself in the head with a gun inside his bedroom,” he said.
He said they will release more details soon concerning the case.
There are unconfirmed reports that Rennie had been suffering from depression.