Zimbabwean man hangs himself after being ignored by girlfriend

TUTUME, BOTSWANA – A Zimbabwean young man hanged himself at McConnell secondary school in Tutume last Tuesday night after he was ignored by his girlfriend who also denied him entry into her employer’s house.\r\n

When the girlfriend who is a maid and her employer refused to open the door for him he allegedly became angry and started threatening to take his own life.

It is reported that the man gave the two a last warning before proving that he was indeed serious. After a few minutes he hanged himself from one of the trees in the yard.

It is not clear what he used to hang himself.

The owner of the house Ntogwa Mbati, a teacher at McConnell who is also the girl’s employer, allegedly told the police and neighbours that the man went berserk after his girl-friend refused to let him into the house. She said that after making death threats they ignored him but later called the police when she saw him climbing one of the trees in front of her house.

When the police arrived at the scene they found the man hanging from the tree.

School head Lebogang Sitilo confirmed the incident which left them in shock.

“I never visited the scene and no one gave me a formal report but I have since learnt that a stranger hanged in the school premises.”

Tutume Police Station Commander, Vusumusi Jorowe confirmed the suicide case and revealed that the man’s body has been repatriated to burial in Zimbabwe.

“My officers received a report about someone threatening to hang himself at around nine o’clock on Tuesday night. They rushed to the scene only to find the man’s body hanging from a tree in front of his girl-friend’s place of work,” Jorowe said. – The Voice