Terrence Mawawa|Students and lecturers at the National University of Science and Technology(NUST) have been devastated by the death of a student who committed suicide.
The second year Finance student was found hanging in his hostel at the institution yesterday in a suspected case of suicide.
The decomposing body of the student was discovered after security noticed an unusual
amount of flies on the curtains, windows and a foul smell emanating from his room. The hostel warden assumed the smell was from a blocked sewer pipe.
Nust communications and marketing officer Lindiwe Nyoni confirmed the incident and said the institution was saddened by the suicide case.
“As an institution we are saddened and pained by the unfortunate incident that occurred. We are
grieving with the family of the deceased student.
From our side all was well, he had been attending lectures as usual, we had not recorded any problem only to hear of his death this morning,” Nyoni told Sunday News.
“We are yet to hear from the police investigations on what may have transpired leading to the loss of
such a young life. However, we do have counselling services available on campus that we always encourage students to make use of if they have financial, social or any other problems so that we can