Kovsie commits suicide at hospital

2014-09-15 16:16
(Nielen Bottomley, News24)

(Nielen Bottomley, News24)

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Bloemfontein – A 19-year-old Bloemfontein man, who jumped to his death from the seventh floor of Medi-Clinic Bloemfontein on Monday morning, has been identified as a Kovsies student, according to reports.

OFM News identified the teen as 19-year-old Morné van der Westhuizen, who jumped to his death was at the hospital visiting his girlfriend, Chrisna Botha, who was allegedly declared brain dead after falling from her horse.

Hospital spokesperson Amanda Appelgryn confirmed the incident to OFM News, but could not confirm Botha’s status. Botha remains in ICU.

News site Morela reported that witnesses and family members were receiving trauma counselling.

Police spokesperson Chaka Marope told Morela that information around the incident was scarce, and police were still investigating.

Over a year ago shocked onlookers witnessed a similar incident when Sanli Botha, 46, jumped to her death at Medi-Clinic Bloemfontein in April 2013.

At the time Volksblad reported that Botha apparently landed on the tiled floor and hit her head on the side of the fountain, dying on the scene.

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