Suicide note blames unfaithful girlfriend

2012-02-13 14:39

Mbombela - A Zimbabwean man is believed to have committed suicide on Sunday because his girlfriend was allegedly unfaithful.

Wellington Bota, 21, was found dead after drinking poison in his room at Toitskraal farm near Marble Hall.

"When police arrived on the scene they found a cup with a mixture of water and poison next to his body. There was also a container of poison called Crop Protection," said Marble Hall police spokesperson Constable Lethunya Mmuroa on Monday.

He said police also found a suicide note in which Bota's girlfriend was accused of having affairs with other men.

Mmuroa said police opened an inquest docket to investigate the matter.

  • yolie.Landa - 2012-02-13 14:54

    At least he didnt drag anyone to the graveyard.

  • Tammy - 2012-02-13 14:55

    what a stupid thing to do.

      Silver - 2012-02-13 15:48

      I agree. It's not like South Africa doesn't have other woman.

  • rofras - 2012-02-13 14:57

    the idiot just didnt know that he is doing the girlfriend a favour by killing himself..

  • Chaapo - 2012-02-13 15:02

    You never judge the stressors that afflict a peson till you walk in their shoes. Any loss of life should be mourned because it indicates again that we are lacking in intervention methods that present alternatives. However, just observing a big difference - a Zimbabwean will most likely kill himself whereas a South African will kill the girlfriend and possibly others as well. I wonder why.

      phangolicious - 2012-02-13 15:39

      Chaapo U're truely Xenophobic, Stupid, Domkop & Lack intellectual depth

      Elle-Black - 2012-02-13 15:51

      @ Chaapo Actually he probably killed himself because he couldnt find the girlfriend,you know zimbos are violent so dont even start that

      Joseph - 2012-02-13 16:30

      i think i agree with uChaapo...SA men are some of the most violent species on earth. we read daily of men who kill their spouse, the kids end then turn the gun on themselves. don't even try to deny it people.

  • Donald - 2012-02-13 15:05

    Fail! You read the instructions incorrectly: you're supposed to give your cheating partner the poison

      Marlon - 2012-02-13 15:58

      hahahahahhahahahaha good one

  • Mouldy - 2012-02-13 15:10


  • Thoka - 2012-02-13 15:12

    What??????? SA women loves foreigners because their pockets are overflowing and there you go taking your own life. Jerr man I even thought of changing my rsa accent to ZIM or Nigerian accent. too much bold and beautiful

      Tshiamo - 2012-02-13 15:33

      .....And the foreigners target the SA citizenship!

  • owamin1 - 2012-02-13 15:35

    Poor thing - someone should have told him early in life that this thing called life is full of dissapointments. All you need do is get up and start all over again. It's what makes life worth living. And that at the age of 21 you think you have found the love of your life, until you meet someone else - and it just keeps getting better with time.

      Christina - 2012-02-13 15:45

      totaly agree with you at 21 its only the begining of life, you'll have strings of heart breaks. i guess youth this days cant take a heart break, not sure whether to call it weak or corward.

  • Tlhoka - 2012-02-13 15:36

    What a tragedy!

  • Antionette Oberholzer - 2012-02-13 15:49

    By posting this article you've opened up the door for another suicide. The girlfriend is already going to blame herself, there is no need to make it public as to why he did it. If she committs suicide the blame is on News24. I agree that what she did was wrong but shame on News24 for stooping so low.

      Ashley - 2012-02-13 15:51

      i don't think she'll commit suicide, she has other men.

      Antionette Oberholzer - 2012-02-13 15:53

      We've had 5 suicides in our family and believe me, suicide follows suicide

  • lthamane - 2012-02-13 15:54

    This is crazy

  • Desiree - 2012-02-13 15:57

    Breaking news?

      Dumakazi Mapatwana - 2012-02-13 16:38

      I ask myself the same question. News 24 has clearly run out of stories to tell

  • Tammy - 2012-02-13 16:00

    To the girlfriend: it was his choice to kill himself - please do not blame yourself.

  • cosmos.ndebele - 2012-02-13 16:11

    Most likely he lost his viginity to this girl, Cheating with multiple people is wrong no wonder AIDS is savaging S.A, imagine being in this guy s shoes & knowing this country has 5million HIV infected people forsure u might take yr own life in fear if you ar not couragious enough to have a medical check up.

      Mtizozo - 2012-02-13 16:41

      there may be problerms in life, but to take your life,,,,,,,,,

  • Jacqueline - 2012-02-13 16:21

    This often happens. You will find that a certain type of personality is prone to suicide. He must have been a loner and rejected by society, probably experienced rejection from a very early age. This type of person doesn’t fall in love easily but when they do it’s for keeps. Can you imagine his pain caused by this unfaithful partner? His whole world must have collapsed, crumbled, stopped in one single breath. Walk a day in a person’s shoes before condemning their action.

  • Joseph - 2012-02-13 16:34

    i think i agree with uChaapo...SA men are some of the most violent species on earth. we read daily of men who kill their spouse, the kids end then turn the gun on themselves. don't even try to deny it people.

  • Patrick - 2012-02-13 17:38

    black woman give their boyfriend kobobela( a black magic) to love them back. that is why only black men kill their spouse.

  • Parlo J Mkatazo - 2012-02-14 11:01

    There's plenty of fish in the river if not, try in the sea but undaground

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