Man hangs himself after discovering he was adopted

05 Jan 2014 14:20pm
MARIENTAL, 05 JAN (NAMPA) – Upon discovering that the woman he has known as his mother for the past 33 years was not his biological parent, a resident of Gibeon in the Hardap Region allegedly took a rope and hung himself to death on a tree.
Elvis Henry Swartbooi, 33, was found hanging by the neck on a tree on Wednesday at !Nanseb Section of Gibeon village, some 60 kilometres south of Mariental.
Detective Inspector Riegert van der Westhuizen of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Mariental said the deceased did not leave a suicide note, but family members had informed the Police that he had trouble accepting the truth about his mother.
“Although the deceased did not leave a suicide note, it was reported that he had trouble accepting that the woman whom he knew to be his mother was not his biological mother,” said the detective.
In an unrelated incident at Klein-Aub near Rehoboth, Police reported that a 26-year-old woman was raped by four unknown men in her room on the night of 28 December 2013.
Van der Westhuizen said there is still no lead on the suspects and police investigations will continue.
“She said she was sleeping drunk when the incident took place, that’s why she can’t remember who did it to her. However, the doctors have proved that she was indeed raped that night,” he said.