"I feel so empty " - Heartbreaking last words from 16-year-old South African girl who committed suicide after being bullied and accused of witchcraft by classmates

"I feel so empty " - Heartbreaking last words from 16-year-old South African girl who committed suicide after being bullied and accused of witchcraft by classmates



"I want to be done; I feel so empty, I want to die and rest in peace so that I can be free.” These were the sobering last words of 16-year-old South African school pupil, Lathitha Nako who took her own life.



The Bhisho High School Grade 10 pupil committed suicide after being subjected to bullying by classmates for having spiritual gift.



According to report, Lathitha swallowed pesticide and died in hospital on Wednesday, November 17 in the Eastern Cape.







Before her death, she spoke openly about the bullying she endured on social media platforms and how she was contemplating suicide.



In a voice note to her friend and a message to her cousin obtained by local media, Lathitha relayed her agony of being ridiculed in front of classmates after she failed a test and being accused of witchcraft by other pupils.



She then tells the friend that she was tired of fighting.





Her devastated family is demanding that bullying at schools must be addressed to prevent similar tragedies.



Nathitha wanted to become a doctor. Her family had high hopes, but it was dashed by this tragedy.



Mother Kholeka Nako says, “My heart is sore because l will never see Lathitha again l will only see her in pictures. My heart will remain sore Bisho High School has failed. I struggle to sleep.”Latest Post
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