Bulawayo police are investigating a case of sudden death where a 29-year-old man from Mahatshula North died at his girlfriend’s residential flat in the Central Business Centre.
The deceased has been identified as Winford Nyoni.
Bulawayo Police Spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube confirmed the incident, which occurred on September 20, 2023, and said Nyoni had a history of epilepsy.
“On the 20th of September 2023 at around 4 pm, the now deceased arrived at his girlfriend’s, a female adult aged 25 years residential place, house in Bulawayo CBD for a sleepover and appeared drunk. His girlfriend prepared supper and after eating she spread the blankets on the floor where she slept with the now deceased,” said Inspector Ncube.
He said at around 9 a.m. on September 21, 2023, the girlfriend went to work, leaving Nyoni still in the blankets playing games on his cellphone.
“Whilst she was at work, the girlfriend phoned the now deceased several times, but he was neither answering his phone nor replying to the text messages. She then went back home at around 3pm and found the door of her bedroom partially closed and when she got inside, she found the now deceased still lying on the floor facing downwards.”
Inspector Ncube said she tried to wake him up but realised that his body was lifeless.
“A police report was then made. The now-deceased had no visible injuries. Information obtained was that the now deceased had a history of being attacked by epilepsy but had never been attended to by a medical doctor.”
He said Nyoni’s body was conveyed to the United Bulawayo Hospital mortuary for postmortem.
Inspector Ncube urged members of the public to seek medical attention if they are not feeling well.