Why? Threatening to commit suicide after being expelled from school

EagleHeadline | Jun. 21, 2017

A 2nd-year student nurse expelled from Gweru Provincial Hospital in Zimbabwe along with three of her colleagues for a series of misdemeanours, has allegedly threatened to commit suicide, claiming she had been unfairly dismissed.

Miss Elain Madonho allegedly posted a suicide note on a WhatsApp chat group on Sunday claiming that she had been dismissed unfairly from the institution’s nursing school.

She is one of the four student nurses who include Miss Sharon Ndiva, Miss Ingrid Wombasha and Miss Shumirai Mandiga who were expelled from the hospital’s nursing school on May 26 after appearing before a board that was set up by the Provincial Medical Director Dr Simon Nyandundu.

The four student nurses were allegedly facing charges that include forging the signature of a supervisor at a clinic where they were attached, incompetence and insubordination after refusing to write a report.

Following their expulsion, Miss Madonho on Sunday took to social media to pour out her heart, saying she was taking her life.

The woman was subsequently not reachable to her friends and efforts to contact her yesterday were not successful, but hospital authorities got in touch with her mother who lives in Harare and she allegedly said her daughter was at home.

It could not be established immediately if the student was dissuaded by someone from committing suicide, had faked the planned suicide or just changed her mind.

In her post which has gone viral, Ms Madonho said the expulsion had destroyed her life, adding that the hospital’s Medical Superintendent Dr Fabian Mashingaidze failed to give her a second chance.

Ms Madonho accused the nursing school of protecting other students while expelling others for trivial crimes.

“From what I heard years before I started attending ur (your) institution, all I heard were praises. Why couldn’t you hear me if what I heard was true?? I gave u my voice and u shut ur (your) ears. Why did u let people over ride you and yet you could have decided on ur (your) own?? Where my grades not good enough to prove to you that I was serious with nursing?? 1 mistake and u have taken away my life? You allowed Christabel to continue even after falling pregnant and giving birth because she is the matron’s daughter, Mupoperi was involved in so many school fights but she has qualified,” Ms Madanho allegedly wrote.

“Exactly wat have u seen in me that u felt it fit to steal my life away. Students only complete their competencies when results are out but I wasn’t given that chance. The whole class was given 2 weeks but I hardly got 2 days. What did I do that I was not given e (the) chance to correct my mistake like e rest of e class?? Anyways I forgive u and hope u find the Lord’s mercy because u really need it. You can explain to my daughter where her mother is.”

Dr Mashingaidze confirmed that the four students were expelled from the nursing school last week. He said they heard that one of the students had committed suicide but when they checked with the mother, they were told that she was home.

“Yes there are four girls who were expelled from school after they were found guilty on some charges that were laid against them. It’s too early to comment on the matter because they still have two weeks to appeal against the judgment. I don’t know of any student that has committed suicide as the hospital hasn’t been availed with such information,” he said, adding that there was no room for crooks or incompetence in the medical field.

Comment below to tell us what you think. Was the nurse student treated unfairly?

Hot Comments
2017-06-07 07:36:20 Guinea
You need to get serious
2017-06-07 06:27:36 Indonesia
Please she has even given examples of those given a second chance. After her through apology, the medical school should not be supernatural. It should give her a second chance. We have seen people dieng in hospitals, why can't you take care of her life. We reap what we sow. So forgivines even in the medical world.
2017-06-07 05:46:16 France
Shoud be given another chance.
2017-06-09 07:03:49 South Africa
That school has no good heart to his people ithing the board of director could have given then the second chance surely .
2017-06-07 10:42:33 Burkina Faso
The student have made a serious mistaken by forging her supervisor signature. You can forgive her but you have to be cautious with this type students.
2017-06-07 05:47:32 Burkina Faso
Pls give all of them a second chance, from the look ? of things thy have passion for her potential profession.
2017-06-07 05:32:48 Netherlands
Surely she need a second chance because a mistake led to correction so please let her get the second chance and she will learn from her mistake.
2017-06-07 05:29:00 Mali
Hmmmmmm I think what they did wasnt the best but there is always a second chance. The question is those that she mentioned for committing other crimes which is against the rules of the school, where they punished? If yes what type of offence Was The ( major or minor) pleas let's not give away those who have the love for the job and keep the once who follow money in the job GIVE THERM THE SECOUND CHANCE
2017-06-07 16:09:59 Ukraine
Give the four students a fair trial and consequence punishment accordingly,pls.
2017-06-07 14:52:14 Zimbabwe
Please give them a second Chance
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