Sunday, March 21, 2010

Man hangs over HIV status

A BULAWAYO man from Mahatshula suburb early this week committed suicide by hanging after discovering that he was HIV positive.

One of the man’s neighbours said the 23-year-old had hanged himself from the door-frame of a house under construction.

“He was suffering from malaria and he then went to hospital for medical attention. It is there that he found out that he was HIV positive,” the neighbour said.

The man’s body was discovered by his girlfriend at the house where the two were living together on Tuesday at about 12pm.

Police spokesperson for Bulawayo Province Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo said investigations had since been launched to ascertain the circumstances under which the man committed suicide.
“We are handling a case of a man who was found hanging from the door-frame of a house that is under construction where he was living in Mahatshula.
“Investigations are under way to ascertain the circumstances of his death,” said Inspector Moyo.