Suicides rise among Phikwe women

From having no suicides among women in recent years, the police in Selebi-Phikwe this year have recorded three, including the latest in which a Mmadinare woman was discovered hanging on a tree in the bush last Wednesday.

The town’s station commander, Victor Nlebesi, said police were yet to establish the reasons behind the troubling upsurge this year.

In the latest incident, the woman from Phase 2, in her late 50s disappeared last Tuesday, only for her lifeless body to be discovered hanging from a tree in the bush near the village. “She did not leave a suicide note and investigations are ongoing into the causes behind the suicide. We cannot speculate on the causes at this point,” he said. Nlebesi said the copper and nickel-mining town had never had problems with suicides among women, but this had changed this year.

Editor's Comment
Shame on BotswanaPost, like-minded employers

Just recently, the Manual Workers Union successfully interdicted BotswanaPost from implementing new terms and conditions of employment for its members without the union’s knowledge.The union then took the BotswanaPost to court seeking to stop the postal parastatal from implementing terms and conditions of the workers who fall under their membership without being involved on their behalf.In his ruling, Justice Isaac Bahuma of the Gaborone...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up