A 48 year old primary school teacher who tested positive to Covid-19 has taken her own life. The woman was said to have been complaining about being sent messages that made her feel like she was dying. She also complained about gossip that came from colleagues and friends.
Her husband, a 51-year-old school principal whose name is being withheld to protect their children, had previously told Sowetan newspaper how he battled to save his wife from the flames engulfing her isolation room in their home after the woman set herself ablaze due to trauma and stigma that followed on the fateful day before giving up the ghost on July 16, 2020.
The brokenhearted man yesterday told of how his wife was always looking forward to her big traditional wedding that was put on hold when the national lockdown was announced in March. They had been planning their wedding since last year.
“She was excited to be going to wear her isiSwati wedding gown. We are still going to honour that wish because she will now be buried wearing it, said the school principal with a cracked voice.
Based on the culture and traditions of the Swati people of South Africa, the man was yesterday joined in marriage with his late wife in a symbolic wedding ahead of her burial at the couple’s Crystal Park home in Benoni on the East Rand in South Africa.
May her soul rest in peace.
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