A 19-year-old South African girl, Christina Fokona, has had enough of the shame, hounding, bullying and name calling and decided to end it all by taking her life after she overdosed on her mother’s medication for high blood pressure, Times Live reports.
The deceased has been haunted by a leaked tape where she and two boys were been intimate on their school grounds in 2010 when she was 15 and the boys were 14 and 16 respectively.
The two boys were both charged initially with ‘molestation’ but she had admitted that the intimacy was consensual.
All three were then charged with ‘consensual intimacy penetration’ under the 2007 Criminal Law, which made consensual intimate acts between children aged 12 and 15 a crime. The charges were later dropped after the teenagers joined a diversion programme.
After the video scandal, Christina moved to two different schools because children made fun of her.
For Christina, the trauma of the incident and the criminal case was too much to bear, coupled with the way she was being treated afterwards and she ended it all last week.
Christina’s sister, Bridgette Nzama, said that her family thought she was fine until she committed suicide.
Her mother, Mandisa, was the last person to see her alive.
The last SMS Christina sent to her sister was:
“Thank you my sister for everything you have done for me.”
Nzama had supported her sister during the court case, which was ‘very stressful.’
“I ended up leaving my job so that I could go to court with her and support her. There were journalists everywhere and she didn’t want to talk.
She didn’t want to go outside or go anywhere.”