Jilted man commits suicide

Christinah Motlhabane
INSET: Supt. Ngada

Police in Tonota have confirmed the death of a man who committed suicide following a break up with his girlfriend who is also the mother of his child.

The Zimbabwean illegal immigrant couple whose toxic relationship turned violent last year, resulting in a police case, were deported only to return separately early this year and stayed at Tonota’s Tholo ward.

Tonota police Station Commander, Superintendent Oteng Ngada confirmed that the 27-year-old woman turned down her 32-year-old ex-boyfriend’s repeated attempts for reconciliation and that on the fateful day he had asked her to go and collect her belongings from his rented house.

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“When the woman phoned him on Wednesday morning on his cellphone so she could go and collect her belongings, the phone rang answered and she phoned the neighbours to check him for her. That was when he was found hanging from the rafters of his one roomed house.

“He left a suicide note stating that he decided to kill himself because of their fights and that the woman reported him to the police last year,” explained the police boss.

Supt. Ngada advised the public to desist from resolving to suicide whenever they have any social problems, but to instead seek help.

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