A 23 year old man in Soweto slums in Githurai yesterday committed suicide over what neighbours term as depression.
The boy who is known as Masha hung himself at around 2 pm outside the gate of their rented plot.
A neighbor who spoke to Ghetto Radio News said that Masha has had consisted fights with the wife that reportedly drove him to depression.
“They have been having problems with the wife, quarreling all the time. Before he committed suicide, the man had started drinking, a habit he did not have before,” said a neighbour and a close friend.
According to the neighbours, the wife had gone out to a funeral at the time of the murder.
“The wife is currently devastated, not knowing what to do because she was away at the time of the incident,” he said.
The neighbours are currently trying to raise funds for a postmortem exercise scheduled for Friday next week.
The deceased’s body has been transferred to the mortuary.