Man commits suicide after being reported to police for impregnating 14-yr-old girlfriend

A 22-yr-old Zimbabwean man resorted to suicide after he was reported to the police for impregnating underage girlfriend.

The deceased, Phathisa Dlamini

The 22-year-old Zimbabwean man was reportedly found dead at his home at Maphisa growth point on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, after he was reported for sleeping with and impregnating a minor, The Chronicle reports.

The acting provincial police spokesperson for Matabeleland South, Assistant Inspector Nkosilathi Sibanda, confirmed the incident, adding that investigations are currently underway.

"We received a report of sudden death. A man was found hanging in his house on Tuesday morning. A colleague discovered the body. He was last seen the previous night with his housemate at their house. Investigations are underway," said Asst Insp Sibanda.

The spokesman advised members of the public to desist from choosing suicide when faced with problems, but rather, share and seek advice from friends, relatives, the police or the church.

"We are calling on people to desist from taking their own lives even when they’re having problems. It’s important to engage other people who can assist," He said.

The Chronicles reports that Dlamini had a relationship with the teenager who was a form two student but all hell broke loose after the teenager's parents discovered that their underage daughter was pregnant, and her mother confronted the deceased, threatening to involve the police.

A source who was not identified, told The Chronicles,

"The following day, Dlamini was picked up by police for questioning. We suspect that he was probably frustrated and stressed and resorted to suicide," said the source.

May the soul of the departed rest in peace.

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