Bafana Sithole: Student commits suicide over rape allegation

A 17-year-old grade 11 pupil from Kriel High School in Mpumalanga, hanged himself with his tie in a Classroom after a girl accused him of R_aping her.


Bafana Sithole died shortly after writing an exam on Thursday.


After the sad incident, the girl later said that “I was just kidding”.


Bafana wrote a suicide note addressed to his mother;

“Mama I hope this letter finds you. By the time you are reading this, I’ll already be gone. Let me love you and leave you.


“Singihambile mina maye. I have suffered in this world all alone. I was accused by those who are better than me.

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“May she forgive me for what I did to her. Kodwa zanke ngim’hlengue mina. I am not a rapist,” read part of the note.

Bafana Sithole: Student commits suicide over rape allegation
Bafana Sithole: Student commits suicide over rape allegation

Mpumalanga education spokesperson Gerald Sambo says a teacher found the pupil’s body hanging in one of the classrooms.


“The learners are currently writing their exams and they had just finished writing the examination, some other learners had already left to go home and one of the educators went back into the classroom where the learner was found and already, he had hanged himself.

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“They called him the medical practitioners together with the local doctor who came in, they tried to resuscitate the child but unfortunately it was already too late, “says Sambo.

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