Cape Town – A 21-year-old man who was admitted at a hospital in Mpumalanga, was reportedly found hanging from a tree on Thursday after he allegedly discharged himself.
According to Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, the deceased was found hanging from a tree wearing hospital clothing on June 16.
“According to the information, at around 8am, 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 from a tree, wearing the attire normally worn by patients in hospital,” IOL quoted Brigadier Mohlala as saying.
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A report by The South African revealed that the man, who hasn’t been identified, was initially admitted at the Shongwe Hospital.
“An inquest case is being investigated by the police. 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. He reportedly discharged himself earlier in the morning without permission from the authorities at the hospital.” the report quoted Brigadier Mohlala as saying.
Mpumalanga police commissioner, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela said she was saddened by the death of the young man and pleaded with young people to use social services for their well-being.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe