A Form Two pupil at Maranatha High School in Bulawayo’s Nketa suburb was found hanging at his home in Nketa 7 on Tuesday in a suspected case of suicide.
Nqobile Lusinga (15) allegedly hanged himself from the roof trusses of his bedroom after his teachers quizzed him about money and a cellphone that he had in his possession.
According to sources Nqobile stole US$100 from his aunt whom he stays with and used it to buy a phone.
Nqobile allegedly confessed that he had stolen money from his aunt when he was cornered.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious Simango confirmed the suspected suicide case.“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,” she said.
“Deceased’s mother ordered the now deceased to go home and bring the change he was left with and he never returned to school.”
When his parents who live in Cowdray Park followed him home they found him hanging in his bedroom with an electric cable around his neck.
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