A Form 2 pupil at Maranatha High School in Bulawayo’s Nketa suburb killed himself by hanging on Tuesday after his teachers quizzed him about her aunt’s missing US$100.
Nqobile Lusinga (15) hung from the roof trusses of his bedroom after he used the $100 to buy a cellular phone. The incident was confirmed by Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango. She said:
On October 29, the deceased’s aunt phoned the deceased’s mother after he was found in possession of money and a cell phone.
The deceased’s mother went to school for verification and found out that her son had stolen cash amounting to US$100 and used it to buy a new phone.
While at the school, Nqobile’s mother ordered him to go home and bring the change he was left with and he never returned to school.
When the now deceased’s parents followed home, they found him hanging with an electric cable around his neck.