An upcoming musician’s wife has hanged herself in Mutare after he cheated.

Lionel "Caff" Matanda’s wife, Oreen Sheila Phiri, hanged herself from a roof truss at the couple's Dangamvura Area 3 residence.

The 19-year old left a suicide letter which reads : "Lionel just like I said before . . . I am sorry wandiwana ndisiri mhandara . . . I'm sorry I found out kuti you are dating someone else now if you wanna know why I did this it's becoz handisisna mufaro nevanhu vekwaka Suza you have finally showed me by calling me names. Now I'm asking you kuti mhamha vangu vazotore mwana, that's the only place where our son could be happy and I'm not going to rest until Zane is happy. I will always love you."

The Manica Post reports that Caff denied ever engaging in extra marital affairs. He alleged that his late wife had suicidal tendencies and once attempted to commit suicide three months ago.

"It's sad my brother but I never cheated on her. She had just finished breastfeeding and she asked me to hold the baby. I was shocked to see her body hanging on the roof truss in another room a few minutes later. She was suspecting me of having an extra marital, something which is not true.

''Yes, I untied her thinking that she was still alive. I did not see this coming. I realised she was dead and there was nothing I could do. She had suicidal tendencies and at one time she once consumed some pills accusing me of having extra marital affairs. 'But I would always tell her to verify before accusing me. It's sad it had to end this way," he added.