CIO Operative Who Tormented Archbishop Pius Ncube Commits Suicide
8 June 2021

A former Central Intelligence Officer (CIO) who led the sting operation against the former head of the Roman Catholic Church in Bulawayo, Archbishop Pius Ncube, in 2007, has died.

According to respected journalist Kholwani Nyathi, Earnest Tekere, who was a central figure during Gukurahundi, hanged himself on Monday after two previous attempts.

Tekere, managing director of Home Guard Security Services, a Bulawayo-based private investigations company, committed suicide by hanging himself at his offices situated at Josiah Tongogara and 13th Avenue in the city centre shortly before 3 PM.- Chronicle