The late Dr Ndabezinhle Ncube (Left) and Evon Ncube

Prominent academic and Lupane State University Centre for Continuing Education director Dr Ndabezinhle Ncube sprinted from court proceedings before committing suicide, new details have emerged.

Dr Ncube who committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Manningdale suburb in Bulawayo on Friday last week appeared before Magistrate Racheal Mukanga before sneaking out to commit suicide.

According to B metro, Dr Ncube couldn’t fathom the idea that his wife Evon Ncube had dragged him to the Bulawayo Civil Court seeking a protection order against him, also claiming that he was cheating on her with several women.

Apparently, fearing the humiliation of a trial, Ncube sneaked out of the court leading the presiding magistrate Racheal Mukanga to grant an order in his absence compelling him not to verbally, physically and emotionally abuse his wife or threaten her in any way.

A bottle of Kontakil poison which was bought on the day in question was also found next to his lifeless body. Dr Ncube is also alleged to have left three suicide notes in which he was accusing his wife of cheating on him.