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Church shrine suicide shock in Bulawayo: Grade 6 pupil hangs self

By Nqobile Tshili

A GRADE Six pupil at Mckeurtan Primary School in Bulawayo allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree using his neck tie at an apostolic church shrine yesterday.

Curious Nketa and Emganwini residents gather at the place where the Grade Six pupil allegedly hanged himself in Bulawayo
Curious Nketa and Emganwini residents gather at the place where the Grade Six pupil allegedly hanged himself in Bulawayo

Msizi Ndlovu from Emganwini suburb was found hanging from a tree at about 10AM near a stream that divides Nketa 8 and Emganwini suburb.

His body was allegedly discovered by traffic police officers who were about to mount a roadblock near an area commonly known as Emagetsini.

Msizi was wearing his grey school uniform but his shoes and a satchel with books were placed near the tree.

The boy’s age could not be established immediately.

Family members said they were not yet ready to comment on the matter as they are yet to meet as a family over the incident.

News about the incident quickly spread, drawing scores of people from both Nketa 8 and Emganwini suburbs to the scene with residents expressing shock at what they had seen.

The residents who comprised parents and some school children patiently waited for the police to arrive at the scene.

A Chronicle news crew saw police removing the body from the tree at about 1:30PM yesterday.

Some of the residents were whispering in disbelief, saying the boy was too young to have committed suicide.

“How can a boy of his age commit suicide? What problems was he facing to make him resort to this unspeakable act? Did he even commit suicide or someone killed and hanged him here to conceal the matter?” asked one of the residents in a hushed tone.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said they were investigating circumstances leading to the boy’s death.

She said police were worried with suicide cases involving children.

Insp Simango urged parents to closely monitor the behaviour of their children.

“Investigations on his death are still in progress but as police we are concerned and worried that a young life has been lost.

“We are calling on parents and guardians to pay close attention to the activities of their children. These days children spend their time using social media among other information communication technology gadgets which can have a negative impact if not monitored,” she said.

Insp Simango said children always provide pointers whenever they are having problems and parents should always be on the look-out for any signs that their children are troubled.

Last month, a Form Two pupil at Townsend High School in Bulawayo committed suicide at her family’s home in Sunninghill suburb after her mother ordered her to do her homework. The Chronicle

  • Was found hanging at around 10am then our very had working police removed his body around 13:30 wow

    • it is highly possible to take such a time frame, mind you these were trafic pollice. sometymes the scene of incident need to be assesed before pple start to interfere eg if there were some other foot prints etc. above all this is a dead person already there is no further pain due to that delay. May his soul rest in peace.

    • Shame rip

    • Kuzamba you must one of those useless and ill trained officers, shame on you for defending such crap

    • Kuzamba anepoint

    • You can’t juss remove the body ..Iwe stupid.. You have to try to gather some evidence …then remove the body..
      Asi Zrp yakakwira mkadzi wako…
      R.I.p.to e boy…….
      Legit boss

    • Evidence ipiko yamunotaura munhu anorwara wofira mumba moenda kunoshevedza police na6am inozouya na2 pm vanenge vachitsvaga evidence yei. Mota chaidzo dzikaroverana kana panga pane police yetraffic they ran away kunotozouya imwe police from the station zvakaitika kudzimba dzenyu muchamama

    • Evidence ipiko yamunotaura munhu anorwara wofira mumba moenda kunoshevedza police na6am inozouya na2 pm vanenge vachitsvaga evidence yei. Mota chaidzo dzikaroverana kana panga pane police yetraffic they ran away kunotozouya imwe police from the station zvakaitika kudzimba dzenyu muchamama

    • Evidence ipiko yamunotaura munhu anorwara wofira mumba moenda kunoshevedza police na6am inozouya na2 pm vanenge vachitsvaga evidence yei. Mota chaidzo dzikaroverana kana panga pane police yetraffic they ran away kunotozouya imwe police from the station zvakaitika kudzimba dzenyu muchamama

    • The procedure before yu must know what you are writing don’t just write please and police will not work according to your plans

    • The procedure before yu must know what you are writing don’t just write please and police will not work according to your plans

    • The procedure before yu must know what you are writing don’t just write please and police will not work according to your plans

    • I think u missed Eddie, that’s sarcasm, he is even suprised at the time taken, if im wrong 10- 13 is long time for an efficient force

    • Idiot! There are procedures to be followed!

    • everyone is entitled to their opinion. I am enjoying the comments. I respect your opinions.

    • Redfan SirReds Kuzamba make sense what you say .. has to be confirmed that it’s suicide or foul play .

    • Munhu akarwara akafira mumba anodaidzirwa police for what iye arwara police is not a funeral service company bro

  • Ummmmmmmm.mapurisa ayaaa

  • Aaaah y suicide, to a young age like tht one. First tym to hear abt that, suspecting a foul play.

  • Shame

  • Loveridge Mateza

  • Aaaah grade6 uhlungiwe eish Satan.

  • Shame

  • Chakabva kupolice nw chaakuvana veschool. Ma1 chaiwo

  • Grade 6?Ah we need to pray sure. Ugrade 6 ukwazela ngaphi ukuthi umuntu uyazibulala njalo kutheni?

  • When the country is messed up by idiots things goes very wrong

  • Edson Maphosa

  • Iis terrible

  • Eesh its so sad I know e mother, he was the only child,dnt know wat happened

  • Bottom line this shithole sch must be investigated cz yearly kids from this sch mostly those bright kids

  • Bottom line this shithole sch must be investigated cz yearly kids from this sch mostly those bright kids

  • Bottom line this shithole sch must be investigated cz yearly kids from this sch mostly those bright kids

  • Mmmmmm pane zvakaitika chete

  • Iiiiiiii zvakaoma veduwe aaaah nyika yaipa iyi tjooooo

  • So LiShona!

  • Very sad indeed !!! Suicide has suddenly become common among our scholars !

  • No pane zvakaitika

  • What a senseless tragedy 😞😢

  • Suspicious ..

  • Uyo anonzi maroto nonsense yemunhu.wakadii wakauya kuzo attenda scene yacho

  • I think the teachings of these churches sometimes misleads these young ones into believing that if they die young they can attain external life

  • U post photos of the child hanging all over social media and then u wonder abantwana bakwazela ngaphi , it’s learned behaviour

  • RIP nhanha

  • Mapostori anoroya

  • so sad