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Ms Brenda Chinguwo, who reportedly threw herself to her death from the 13th floor at the council-owned Trafalgar Court in Harare on Monday after an altercation with her husband, was buried in an emotional send-off in Harare yesterday. Ms Chinguwo (25), who allegedly had a dispute with her husband, Mr Dyvon Takawira Masona (40) at the flat over clothes she bought for him, was buried at Warren Hills Cemetery at around 2pm.

The funeral was attended by employees from her hair salon in Mbare, relatives, friends and neighbours.

In his graveside speech, Ms Chinguwo’s uncle Mr Vivian Takawira Chinguwo said Mr Masona should tell the truth on what exactly transpired on the fateful day.

“Dyvon, Brenda and God only know what happened since we were not there when it happened,” he said. “If there is anything other than what has been told, he should be free to say it than hide it.”

Ms Chinguwo’s father Mr Tichaona Svinurai said the family demanded US$10 000 before the burial, which Mr Masona failed to provide.

“He paid nothing despite staying with my child for more than seven years and this whole incident,” he said.

“We resolved not to torment him and decided to bury her, but as a family we have been left with a void which will be difficult to fill.

“They still want to talk to us, but there is nothing to talk about.

“He does not want to give us her cellphone and we do not understand why he is doing that.

“Young people should take a lesson from this and in the event of family squabbles, people should separate and not end their lives in such a way.

“Traditionally, we distribute clothes on the day after burial.

“We demanded US$10 000 because we knew they would want the amount to be lowered, but they gave us nothing,” the deceased’s father said.

Ms Chinguwo is survived by her husband Mr Dyvon Masona and daughter Haillie (6).

Source : The Herald