9-year-old found hanged at school

2014-02-26 12:04

A nine-year-old boy has hanged himself at a school on Shezi Main Road, Mpumalanga township, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Grade 2 pupils saw Songezo Ntola being whisked away before he was found hanged, eNCA reported today.

His family do not believe he hanged himself.

“He couldn’t even fasten his own shoes and relied on his other siblings,” his aunt Zandile Hadebe told eNCA.

But police don’t suspect foul play.

“Foul play is not suspected at this stage,” Colonel Jay Naicker said.

Police were investigating and an inquest docket had been opened following the boy’s death on Monday.

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