ZIMBABWE – A 14- year-old girl at Mutare Farm Prison killed herself after her parents had scolded her and confiscated her cellphone recently.
Kupakwashe Wakatamaâ€™s body was found hanging from a tree around midday a few hours after her mother had disciplined her and taken away the phone. Her father Ignitious Wakatama told Manica Post:
Kupakwashe got a phone at an early age and was so much excited about it that she would not do any domestic chores.
We suspect that she killed herself because we had temporarily taken her phone in a bid to make her do some chores.
Kupakwashe woke up early last Saturday morning and went to play with her phone without doing any chores at home. At 8 am, we could not locate her. She later came back.
When she came back, her mother disciplined her and took away the cellphone.
Everything appeared normal and she even escorted her mother on her way to Sakubva.
However, she did not return home.
Kupakwasheâ€™s body was later found hanging from a tree at Mutare Farm Prison around midday.
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