Headmaster Commits Suicide, Leaves "School System Failed Me" Note
The headmaster of Tennyson Hlabangana High School in Bulawayo reportedly committed suicide by hanging at his brother’s house in Magwegwe suburb.
Lwelizwe Edson Bhebhe (42) of Lobengula Extension suburb was on Monday night found lying lifeless on the ground with a rope around his neck.
Bhebhe reportedly killed himself after saying that he had “failed the school system and the school system had failed him”.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson in Bulawayo Province confirmed the headmaster’s suspected suicide. He said:
Police in Bulawayo are investigating a case of sudden death by hanging which occurred in Magwegwe suburb, Bulawayo on the 30th of May; the deceased is Lwelizwe Edson Bhebhe, a male adult aged 42 of Lobengula Extension who is a headmaster at Tennyson Hlabangana High school.
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The now-deceased visited his brother in Magwegwe on the 28th of May 2022 and could not find anyone at the house but he stayed.
On the 30th of May 2022 at around 1900hrs, the brother of the now-deceased came back home and found the deceased’s body lying on the ground with a rope around his neck. Another piece of the rope was tied to the roof truss.
The deceased left a suicide note that stated that he has failed the school system and the system has failed him.
The informant made a report at ZRP Magwegwe and the body was conveyed to the mortuary.
Inspector Ncube urged members of the public to seek counselling rather than resort to suicide.