A Young man found hanging from a tree outside a hospital

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A young man who was admitted in hospital was surprisingly found hanging from a tree. The incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, 16 June 2022 at Schoemansdal in Nkomazi.

Mpumalanga Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said according to the information, at around 08h00 am police and the paramedics received information from members of the public about a lifeless body of a man in the bushes.

“Upon arrival at the scene, the young man was found hanging on a tree whilst wearing the attire normally worn by patients in a hospital. He was unfortunately certified dead by the medical personnel. An inquest case is being investigated by the police”.

Mohlala said the preliminary investigation has since revealed that the 21-year-old man who has not yet been identified by his family, was earlier admitted as a patient at Shongwe Hospital but then reportedly discharged himself earlier in the morning without permission from the authorities at the hospital”.

Mpumalanga Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela is calling upon young people to make use of social services for their well-being whenever they are troubled with life issues.” We urge young people to seek professional help whenever they are faced with life challenges”.

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