Sad News: 13-year-old girl kills self after collecting Grade 7 results


The Chitungwiza community has been left in a state of shock after a 13-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide, amid suspicions she did so after failing her Grade 7 examinations.

The death of the Chitungwiza teenager has left residents with more questions than answers with many yet to come to terms with the reality of the incident.

While the cause of the death is yet to be confirmed neighbours believe that the girl committed suicide as a result of a suspected preg_nancy case while the other theory is that she had failed her grade seven examinations.

The family is also not yet prepared to comment on the issue, choosing to make it private.

Neighbours were only open to speak about the incident off camera.

“We are shocked about this tragedy and the circumstances which led to her death are not clear, we are still trying to figure out what really transpired,” a neighbour said.

Police are yet to confirm the incident, with the girl’s body having been taken for a post mortem.

For whatever reason, life is precious and no matter the circumstances, investigations still need to be carried out to reveal what pushed this young life to make such a drastic decision.

— Zimbabwe Voice

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