Oct 16

Another child died by suicide this weekend

Another child died by suicide this weekend, allegedly after he was accused of deleting the WhatsApp application from his father’s cellphone. The 12-year-old boy is suspected to have ended his own life at Otunganga, a village in the Ohangwena region, on Saturday. The boy was allegedly warned by his father to never use his phone again after he deleted the father’s WhatsApp service on his phone. The boy took his life on communal land, according to a police weekend crime report. We spoke to Johnathan Mvula from the Katutura Intermediate Hospital’s Counselling section.