A 15year old pupil committed suicide on Monday afternoon after she was suspended from school over lesbian allegations. Gugu Xakani was pronounced dead on admission at Embhuleni Hospital. She is believed to have consumed a 100ml bottle of rat poison.
Although the details were still sketchy by last night, sources said she was suspended from school over her alleged involvement in le_sbian cases.
A teacher who spoke on condition of anonymity had this to say:
“The only position I have so far is that she was yesterday (Monday) suspended from school by the authorities over her behaviour. This was after the father(a local Pastor) was summoned to the school and was present when the decision was made,” he said.
He said her father left her after she had boarded a taxi which was headed home. It is reported that as soon as she got home, she collapsed on the veranda and started vomiting. Her grandmother noticed it and rushed to assist.
Ambulance services who attended to her said she smelt the rat poison from Gugu and tried to give her some milk so that she would vomit but to no avail. The grandmother also discovered a 100ml empty bottle of the poison.
Gugu was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her body was taken to a private funeral parlour.
One of the close relatives yesterday said they were not in a position to comment on the matter as they were still waiting for Gugu’s parents to arrive.