Limpopo cops investigate 2 suicides

2013-12-10 21:50
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Moutse West - Marble Hall police are investigating two separate incidents in which a girl and a young man were found hanged in their rooms.

The first incident happened at Driefontein village near Moutse West in Limpopo on 4 December, and the other incident happened on the same day in Malebitsa village.

"We are investigating two inquest dockets where two people were found hanged inside their rooms at their parents' houses," said Marble Hall police spokesperson Lethunya Mmuroa on Tuesday.

Johanna Marota Aphane 13, was found hanged in her room at about 03:30 by her mother.

In another incident, Thabang Shai 21, was also found hanged in his room at about 09:00.

"Both deceased's body were discovered by their mothers and the motive for the suicides is not known," said Mmuroa.

He said suicide cases are common in this area.

"We are experiencing a high rate of people hanging themselves in their houses at Moutse West," he said.

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