GWERU – A 19-year-old Form 4 student at Progress College in Mkoba, Gweru, committed suicide by hanging using an electric cable, police said.
The macabre discovery of Mkoba 13 dweller Charlene Marobana dangling lifelessly from a roof truss of her residence was made by her little sister on June 14, who then rushed to alert their aunt.
Midlands provincial police spokesman Emmanuel Mahoko said no foul play was suspected, suggesting the teenager had known personal issues.
“It is believed the teenager might have decided to take her life as a result of problems she failed to handle,” Mahoko told ZimLive.
To avoid such tragedies, the police spokesman counseled members of the public to “learn to share problems and solicit help from others. It is said problem shared is a problem solved.”
The body of the deceased was taken to Gweru Provincial Hospital Mortuary for post-mortem.
Elsewhere, police in Harare have booked a homeless man, 18, for attempted murder after pelting his victim with stones under as yet unclear circumstances.
Police spokesman Paul Nyathi said they were investigating a “case involving suspected street children which occurred on June 17 along Cardiff Street in Belvedere.”