A cheated cop has hanged himself after his wife rumbled his affair. The Chronicle reports that Ernest Vivian Mahoko (28) of ZRP Lupane Camp Quarters had a misunderstanding with his wife, Ms Heather Dambaza (27) after she discovered through WhatsApp that he was having an affair with a local bar lady.

“In the messages, Mahoko had communicated with his alleged girlfriend telling her that his wife was going to her rural home and promised her that they would have some nice time alone. There was a misunderstanding when the wife discovered the WhatsApp message,” a source said.

Ms Dambaza stormed out of the house claiming that she was going to her parents’ home.

“While at an undisclosed destination, Dambaza allegedly received a message from her husband, wishing her a safe journey. In the message, he also allegedly informed her of his intention to commit suicide,” said the source.

The source said Mahoko allegedly took a belt and hanged himself from the roof truss.

Matabeleland North police spokesperson Inspector Siphiwe Makonese confirmed the incident.

“I can confirm we received a case of sudden death by hanging of a member of the police force following an alleged domestic dispute. Investigations are under way,” she said.