Teen commits suicide at school

A young man hanged himself from the Rundu Secondary School's netball pavilion yesterday.

01 August 2019 | Crime

An 18-year-old teenager committed suicide at Rundu yesterday morning. Bertho Johannes Hoflin's body was found hanging from the Rundu Secondary School netball court pavilion - the same spot where a 24-year-old man committed suicide earlier this year.

Hoflin is from Rundu's Kehemu location. Police spokesperson Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi confirmed the incident.

Shikwambi said the deceased hanged himself with a nylon rope from the netball pavilion, which is situated outside the school premises.

The victim's next of kin have been informed.

No suicide note was found at the scene and police investigations continue. On 27 February, 24-year-old Aiyambo Stefanus Nekaro, a resident of Donkerhoek, also committed suicide by hanging himself at the same spot.

No suicide note was found and no foul play was suspected at the time.

Surprisingly, both incidents took place on a Wednesday.

KENYA KAMBOWE

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