A former Zimbabwean boxer ‘committed suicide’ to avoid facing deportation from London, International Business Times reported on Thursday.
Bhekitshe Moyo, 42, had been living in the United Kingdom for 15 years but was recently notified that he would have to leave the country.
His family got concerned after the former boxer posted a farewell note on his Facebook: “I shed a tear as I write this because I will not be there when a new and just work is built. I have to sleep now. I love you all. Now be good to one another. Peace.”
The deceased was found near Mitchman Common early the next morning.
After recovering his body, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “At approximately 00:40hrs on Tuesday, March 7, officers carrying out enquiries in relation to a man who had been reported missing on the evening of Monday, March 6, discovered the body of a deceased man close to Mitcham Common.”
“The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious. Enquiries continue.”
A letter he apparently wrote for the UK immigration office went viral on Facebook wherein he informed them about his decision to end his life.
“When I am gone, could you please use a bit of the taxes that I have paid over the years, if that would not make me a scrounger, to cremate my body and release the ashes somewhere in the wild. Maybe I will have peace in death,” he wrote.