Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Boy 15, commits suicide


A 15 year old boy of Ngangula area in Sesheke District, has committed suicide by electrocuting himself at a 66 kilovolt ZESCO pylon.

Oscar Wakumelo committed suicide by climbing the 66 kilovolt ZESCO pylon which is transmitting power from Livingstone to Mongu.

His body has since been retrieved from the pylon and deposited at Yeta district hospital mortuary.

Oscar was in grade eight at Nakatindi secondary school and the reasons for his actions remain unknown.

Meanwhile, Sesheke District Commissioner, Alex Namenda has received the death of the young man with great shock.

The visibly saddened DC has since wished the bereaved family God’s comfort and strength.


  1. Alot of young men are ending their own lives prematurely. Most of these cases go undiagnosed. Research from our funders has found many of them struggle with coming to terms with their LGBT sexuality due to fear of being persecuted under colonial laws. We cry for recognition of gay rights

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