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Man hangs himself at JM Nkomo Airport on way to Johannesburg

A man hanged himself at the Joshua Mqabuko International Airport on Thursday after booking onto a flight to Johannesburg.

Details of the incident were unclear, however a passenger on the early evening FastJet trip to South Africa reported that the man was assigned seat 15A on flight FN8663.

He arrived at the airport and checked in. For whatever reason, he walked to the male restroom and hanged himself. “He appears to have had a rope,” the traveller told ZimLive.

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According to an airport source, cops found a diary “full of suicide notes.”

“The young man had a lot which was happening in his life,” the person added.

Airport officials declined to comment. Airports Company of Zimbabwe CEO Tawanda Gusha referred questions to the officer in charge at the airport Assistant Inspector Patience Ndlovu, who too declined to comment.

Bulawayo police spokesman Abednico Ncube said he was unaware of the incident and asked for more time to verify.

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