A TWENTY three year-old woman of Livingstone in Southern Province has allegedly committed suicide by throwing herself into the mighty Victoria Falls.
Carol Kanyembo of 172 Dambwa North Extension allegedly committed suicide on Friday evening on grounds that she was a disappointment to her parents over her school progresses.
A few days before Ms Kanyembo took her life, she sent text messages to her close friends which read that she would “Take my life” on grounds that she was a disappointment to her parents.
Southern Province deputy police chief Milner Muyambango, who confirmed the incidence in an interview yesterday, said the deceased was last seen at Victoria Falls premises on Friday around 18:00 hours.
“She was last seen on April 25, this year, at the Victoria Falls at around 18:00hours and it is believed that she threw herself into the Victoria Falls,” Mr Muyambango said.
He said the suicide suspicion arose from the fact that she earlier wrote some short message services (SMS) to her friends indicating that she would take her life because she felt being a disappointment to the efforts by her parents who tried their best to ensure she progresses in school.
Mr Muyambango said the deceased’s parents were believed to have been paying for their daughter’s school tuition fees at a tertiary institution in Botswana but she dropped out.
He said that Ms Kanyembo was also sent to another learning institution in the neighbouring Namibia where was reported to have dropped out again.
“According to her friends, this situation mentally tortured her and she could have decided to take her own life,” Mr Muyambango said.
He said police in Livingstone were making efforts to search for the body of the girl.
Mr Muyambango, however, appealed to members of the public to alert police on possible whereabouts of the deceased.