The younger brother of the recently arrested “skeleton thief” committed suicide some days after going into hiding in the mountains upon learning that his sibling had been apprehended.

The skeleton thief, Norman Chagwiza, made waves when it was revealed that he had been arrested while robbing people. Chagwiza is alleged to have terrorised people in Gutu by robbing them while clad in a skeleton costume. Since Chagwiza carried out his crimes at night, most of his victims were terrified by his costume, thinking that he was a ghost or a reanimated skeleton.

After three days of hiding in the mountains, Gondoro committed suicide by hanging himself on Monday. His body was removed by the authorities on Tuesday morning. Before his death, Gondoro is reported to have instructed his wife not to reveal how they acquired some of their household property.

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