A female learner committed suicide in a school toilet at St Mary’s Secondary School in Chikanga, Mutare on Tuesday last week after she had just been reprimanded for her wayward behavior by her grandmother.
The late 14-year-old Rumbidzai Chimusasa had been warned against bad behavior by her grandmother, Juliet Mafunga, whom she was staying with.
Mafunga told The Manica Post that she had warned Rumbidzai against coming home late and also advised her to ditch some of her close friends. Said Mafunga:
I am not sure if I was supposed to just remain and watch her coming home late as well as continue playing with friends that I knew would be of bad influence on her.
I took her as my own child. I have six children and I am not married. I am a vendor and the least I expected was to be troubled by kids that I work so hard to feed.