A Zimbabwean police officer who could not exercise enough restraint allegedly set himself ablaze after realising that his wife has three other men aside him with whom she reportedly has sexual relationships.

According to iHarare, the deceased police officer identified as Tinashe Jala worked in the Information and Communication department of the police before his death.

It is reported that he discovered that his wife, Sibongile Shana allegedly has affairs with three other men, after he cloned her WhatsApp account using WhatsApp Web.

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Police officer sets himself ablaze after realising that his wife has 3 illicit lovers
Police officer sets himself ablaze after realising that his wife has 3 illicit lovers

A source close to the bereaved family is reported as saying that the couple had been living happily until they recently had a misunderstanding which was resolved following the involvement of some family members.

“Jala discovered through WhatsApp web that Shana was cheating him with three different men and this did not go well with him and I want to believe this is the end result.

Shana is reported to have been refusing to go for HIV tests and contact numbers of the three alleged men were shared with Jala’s brother,” the source said.

Following the disappointing discovery, Jala reportedly saw Sibongile Shana off to the bus station on the fateful day, and upon return, he locked himself in his room and set the house alight.

The source added that: “Neighbours tried in vain to gain entry into the locked house after they spotted smoke coming out of the house and women took turns to put out the fire. We are still to get to the bottom of the story.”