Foul Play Suspected In Boarding School Suicide…

…As School Authorities Clean Crime Scene Before Police Arrive

The police and the family of 16 year old Ryan Siziba who committed suicide by hanging at Mzingwane1 High School suspect foul play.

The family yesterday said it was disturbed because the school authorities cleaned up the crime scene before police commenced investigations.

Ryan Siziba allegedly hanged himself on Tuesday night on the roof trusses of a disused boiler room behind the school hostels using his belt.

The disused boiler room, which was earlier described as a pig sty, was sparkling clean.

Ryan’s father, Mr Noel Siziba, said they failed to get clear answers from the school.

Mr Siziba said: “I can’t believe my eyes on the clean up and this makes me suspect a great degree of foul play on my son’s alleged suicide. When I arrived at the scene yesterday (Wednesday), the room was full of cigarette and mbanje stubs, indicating that the unused room was where boys performed their shenanigans.

“As an African man, I sought permission to come back the next day to show my family the place where my son died as well as to perform our traditional rituals. It comes as a great shock and disappointment to find the place cleaned up.

“What worries me most is whose children were tasked to clean up a room where someone had allegedly hanged himself.”

Police took the body to the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) for post-mortem.


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