The 15-year-old Nyambe Mushapati committed suicide on New Year’s Eve after he admitted to his sister that he failed Grade 9.
It is the second such incident reported since school going children received the results of their academic performance in 2018. The first incident occurred during the third week of December when the17-year-old Julia Nangula Sem committed suicide after the final results released by the education ministry indicated that she has failed Grade 10.
But neighbours of the young girl in the Oshikango location of Oshakati and close relatives said she committed suicide immediately learning that she failed. She was a learner at the Centaurus High School in Windhoek
According to the Crime bulletin of the Namibian Police’s Public Relations Division Mushapati committed suicide by hanging himself from the roof beams of a thatched hut at his parents’ house in Okahandja. Both parents were in Katima Mulilo at the time of the tragedy
The deceased boy’s sister told investigators that he was hiding his school report and that on Saturday two days before he committed suicide, he threw the report at her. She claimed that they did not have an argument about the report.
The incident is still under investigation.
Another such incident was reported last Thursday where the 19-year-old Richard Ronaldo Garoëb committed suicide shortly after he arrived at his parents’ home at Farm Stinkbank in the Usakos District.
According to the crime bulletin the deceased person started eating some food he found in a pot when he got home. An argument erupted between him and his mother about him eating of the food without permission. After the argument he walked away and went to a riverbed near his mother’s house.
His lifeless body was found hanging from a tree in the riverbed by a shepherd a few hours later just a few meters away from his parents’ house.
The investigation into this matter is not yet finalised