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Alick Macheso sound engineer in suicide bid

A sound engineer working for sungura star Alick Macheso is reported to be battling for his life at South Medical Hospital after trying to commit suicide on Wednesday.

Gift Macheso (pictured) a nephew to Macheso allegedly drank rat poison after a heated argument with his wife Tendai Chinhoyi. Reports say the two were together in a car before an enraged Gift pushed his wife out while the car was in motion.

A source who spoke to local tabloid H Metro said ‘his wife fell on the tarmac on her back and sustained serious injuries. Fearing that he had killed his wife, Gift decided to take away his life by downing rat poison.’

While Gift is in a serious condition, the wife is thought to have stabilised and is doing okay having sustained serious wounds on her back and a fractured leg.

Orchestra Mberikwazvo assistant manager Jethro Machanja confirmed the attempted suicide. “I am coming from my rural home in Masvingo but I can confirm that Gift attempted to commit suicide yesterday afternoon.

On Wednesday, Macheso was forced to abandon the Big 4 in Concert pre-gig dinner at the Meikles Hotel to attend to Gift and his wife.