Pupil commits suicide over school fees

(By Isaac Zulu in Kapiri Mposhi)

AN 18-year-old grade seven pupil at Mafwasa Basic School in Kapiri Mposhi district has committed suicide after being chased from class for not paying school fees.

Kapiri Mposhi Police officer commanding Munembo Mubita, who identified the deceased as Benson Mwitwa, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday.

Mubita said the deceased took his life last weekend around 14:30 hours by drinking a pesticide known as doom.

“The report was brought to police by the grandfather of the deceased by the name of Jacob Kalela to the effect that his grandson had drunk a pesticide after he was chased from school for not paying school fees…,” Mubita said.

The Police Officer Commanding said the deceased was rushed to Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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