See Shocking Reason 15-Year-old Girl Committed Suicide
In yet another tragic twist of events, a form 1 pupil at Pumula High School in Bulawayo allegedly committed suicide by hanging on Wednesday.
Brightness Thebe (15) from Magwegwe West suburb had reportedly not been attending lessons prior to her hanging.
Bulawayo Metropolitan Provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Precious Simango confirmed the incident.
“We received a case of sudden death by hanging of a 15-year-old female. She had a misunderstanding with her mother following her refusal to attend school leading to the mother beating her up,” said Insp Simango.
“The body was discovered by a tenant hanging from a mango tree in their yard, said Insp Simango.
Ms Zenzele Dlamini, an employee at Hillside Teachers College, said her daughter had been refusing to attend school since last term and prior to her suicide she had bunked lessons for 8 days. She stated that on Tuesday she had once again persuaded her daughter to attend school and she thought everything was fine.
“This morning I actually woke her up as usual to lock the doors as I left for work. At around 8AM, I received a phone call informing me that Brightness was dead. She had hanged herself.”
This term alone has seen 3 students committing suicide in Bulawayo. It was only two weeks ago when a Form 4 pupil at Mzingwane High School in Matabeleland South allegedly hanged himself, fearing disciplinary action over alleged theft.