In a tragic incident, an 18-year-old student, Onthatile Makgale, from Orkney near Klerksdorp in the North West, took her own life after failing her matric exams. Onthatile was a student at Vaal Technical High School. The news of her untimely demise has left her family and friends in a state of shock and sorrow.
Onthatile’s parents are grappling with the harsh reality of their daughter’s passing. They expressed their deep sadness and disbelief at the turn of events. They firmly believe that Onthatile had the potential to overcome this setback. They wished she had chosen to return to school and give her matric another try.The incident has cast a gloomy shadow over the community. It has also sparked a conversation about the immense pressure students face during their academic journey, especially during crucial examinations like the matric. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the need for mental health support and counseling for students.
The story is being closely followed by Refiloe Seboko, a correspondent for #Newzroom405. More details about the incident and its aftermath will be shared as they become available. As the community mourns the loss of a young life, it also hopes that this tragic incident will lead to increased awareness and action towards mental health issues among students.