In a sad incident, a National University of Science and Technology (Nust) second year Actuarial Science student was found hanging at home in Nketa suburb on Friday in a suspected case of suicide.

Misheck Siwela (21) allegedly hanged himself from the roof trusses of the dining room.

Siwela’s aunt, Ms Locardia Vutete said before locking himself in the house to commit suicide, Siwela took his clothes out for washing and destroyed his cell phone.

She said Siwela did not leave any note except a piece of paper with his friend’s mobile number in his pocket.

“When we dialed the number, the friend came immediately. We hear the friend is one of the colleagues he participated with, in school politics as they contested posts in the student representative council (SRC). Maybe the friend has an idea of what could have led him to commit suicide” she said.

Ms Vutete said Siwela’s body was taken to the United Bulawayo Hospitals for post-mortem. She said they are not yet sure about burial arrangements as they need to organise with the family.

Siwela’s aunt said Nust officials visited the family and assisted with some money for funeral expenses.

NUST communications and marketing officer Mrs Lindiwe Nyoni said the institution was saddened by the student’s death.

“We are deeply saddened as we lost one of our students at a time the students are preparing for end of semester examinations. There is no doubt he had a bright future given that he was pursuing one of the high rated degrees at our institution. We are together with his family during this difficult period,” she said.