THE father of a 15-year-old boy in Ndola who committed suicide on Wednesday has said he is shocked at the death of his son because he did not know why he killed himself.
Boniface Chimbala said in an interview yesterday that the family was still searching for answers to why his young son decided to take his life.
“He was too young to live with unbearable burdens. I am the father who should have burdens too hard to carry, not a 15-year-old boy,” Mr Chimbala said.
Peter Chimbala, of 1321 Kapata Road in Kawama Township, who was a Grade Seven pupil at Intulo Primary School, hanged himself to a mango tree with a nylon rope around 09:00 hours.
Mr Chimbala said before the incident happened, he had a warm conversation with his son in the morning.
He said he even saw his son talking normally to his friends on the roadside.
Mr Chimbala said even his younger siblings said he behaved normally.
Peter was found by his mother hanging from the tree.
Mr Chimbala said he was shocked to be told that his son had committed suicide when he was on his way to Kitwe.
Burial for Peter, who was the sixth child out of 10, is scheduled for today at Kawama Cemetery.