Man kills himself after HIV test

2010-10-25 14:36

Mbombela - A 36-year-old man from Mpumalanga is thought to have committed suicide after he and his 33-year-old wife tested positive for HIV/Aids.

The police in Matsulu, near Mbombela, said the man was found hanging from a tree in his yard on Sunday morning.

“We suspect that he couldn't cope with the fact the he was HIV positive. His wife said he was tested three weeks ago after she fell pregnant and discovered that she was HIV positive.

"She said he had been showing signs of depression ever since,” said Matsulu police spokesperson Constable Edith Khumalo.

An inquest docket has been opened.