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Suicide in Lockdown


Popular activist overdoses at home

Terrified at the thought of being stuck in doors for the next 28 days, in the early hours of Thursday 2 April - a day before Botswana was due to go into lockdown – 23-year-old Kutlwano Selaledi took their own life.

Selaledi, who was a gender non-conformist, meaning they did not regard themselves as either male or female, is said to have overdosed on their depression medication at their home in Palapye.

They were buried this Wednesday in a quiet ceremony at their home village of Gabane.

Described by friends and colleagues as a hero and lover of li...

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