A 23-year-old law graduate identified as Kutlwano Selaledi has committed suicide after being terrified at the thought of being stuck indoors for the next 28 days. Selaledi committed suicide on Thursday, April 2, a day before Botswana was due to go into lockdown over coronavirus, The Voice reports.
Selaledi was buried on Wednesday, April 15, in a quiet ceremony at their village of Gabane. The deceased was described by friends and colleagues as a hero and lover of life. Selaledi was an unemployed graduate from the University of Botswana, and the 23-year-old was said to have been battling with depression for some time It appeared that their fragile mental state could not handle the thought of four weeks of extreme social distancing and the loneliness that would come with it An insider said: “They overdosed on their depression pills.
Selaledi had been suffering from depression but did not show any signs of wanting to take their life prior to the incident. They were as bubbly as their name.”
An insider said: “They overdosed on their depression pills. Selaledi had been suffering from depression but did not show any signs of wanting to take their life prior to the incident. They were as bubbly as their name.” The same day they died, the deceased had posted on their Facebook page: “Much as I try to deny it, suicidal thoughts have been lingering in my head so much lately. I thought going back on my meds would be helpful but even with numbed emotions, I still stay in my head. Trust that the isolation isn’t helping because yes that just means ample time for me to be in my head and it sucks coz my support system isn’t as strong as I’d wish it would be.”
Six hours later, Selaledi’s last message simply read: “I’m sorry.” The law graduate died soon after.