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Girl Accused Of Suicide Drops Note Before Killing Self

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A South African pupil of 16-years of age, Lathitha Nako, has committed suicide after being stigmatized by mates who call her a witch for owning spiritual gifts.
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A South African pupil of 16-years of age, Lathitha Nako, has committed suicide after being stigmatized by mates who call her a witch for owning spiritual gifts.

Report has it that young Lathitha criticized the bullying she was subjected to on social media platforms and how she was considering suicide before summoning the courage to swallowing pesticide, dying on Wednesday 17th November, in the Eastern Cape.

“I want to be done; I feel so empty, I want to die and rest in peace so that I can be free”, the Bhisho High School Grade 10 pupil said in a voice note sent to her friend before she committed the act.

She told her friends she was extremely tired of fighting.

Her confused and embittered family members have requested that bullying be addressed to check similar tragedies in schools.

She wanted to become a Doctor. The family had high hopes on her, though shattered by the tragedy.

Mother Kholeka Nako says, “My heart is sore because l will never see Lathitha again l will only see her in pictures. My heart will remain sore Bisho High School has failed. I struggle to sleep.”

Calls are being made from all quarters to see the issue to a reasonable end.

Khula Community Development Project’s, Petros Majola says a program needs to be developed to stop bullying in schools.

“Let us sit down and develop a program that deals with bullying at schools. We are aware that they do have their own policies but at the same time we are not sure that they are vocal about these policies.”

Circumstances leading to her taking her own life is being investigated by the Provincial Department of Education.

Watch video from a protest ongoing outside the school on Monday, November 22.

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