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A Harare woman reportedly threw herself to her death from the 13th floor at the council-owned Trafalgar Court in Harare yesterday following a dispute with her husband over clothes she had bought for him.

Ms Brenda Chinguwo (25) allegedly had an altercation with her husband, Mr Dyvon Takawira Masona (40), at around 11am after demanding back clothes she bought for him when she went to South Africa for shopping.

Witnesses said Ms Chinguwo shut the door at the flat before jumping onto a wall and diving to her death.

When The Herald arrived at the scene, scores of people were milling around within the enclosure where her body was lying covered with a blanket.

According to a neighbour identified as Basil, Ms Chinguwo and Mr Masona had separated before he hooked up with another woman.

“When they were staying together they would fight most of the times,” he said. “She moved out and started renting a house in Mbare, but would come very often when the other woman was not around.

“They came together from Mbare where he is a vendor and went into the room and I understand she wanted clothes she bought for him when she went to South Africa.

“They quarrelled for a few minutes and the next thing I heard was her screaming and a thud following the impact on the ground.”

Mr Masona said he was finding it difficult to come to terms with what had happened.

“She is my wife, we have a daughter together and we would have altercations, but I did not know it would end like this,” he said.

Harare provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tadius Chibanda said investigations were underway to establish the cause of the tragedy.

“We are deeply concerned with the number of people who die under such circumstances,” he said. “We urge people to solve disputes by consulting community leaders, church elders or resolve their cases through the courts.”

Source : The Herald