TARYN RICHMOND

On Thursday 31 January, a previous Jasmyn HK and public administration student took her life by hanging herself.

According to fellow Jasmyn residents, Simphiwe “Simmy” Sibanyoni embodied everything that House Jasmyn stood for. She was dedicated and involved in all residence activities and her death came as a huge shock to many that knew her.

She was part of the House Committee in 2012 and ran the portfolios of Clothing, Secretary, Ienkmelodienk and Socials.

Jasmyn Primaria Hlamulo Mlangeni describes Sibanyoni as “a helping hand, a friend and most of all, a sister to all those who knew her. With a smile that could illuminate the darkest of rooms, a laughter that echoed hours after she’d left, an irreplaceable soul gone too soon.” She added on behalf of Jasmyn that she would like to extend her gratitude to everyone who has offered support and words of comfort through this time.

This incident follows the death of an Inca resident who jumped out of her tenth-floor window last year just before the December holidays.

The university, as previously reported, appeals to all students who are facing emotional difficulties or hardships to make use of the Student Affairs Office. The university urges all students to make use of this free and confidential support service. Students can also contact the 24-hour toll-free crisis number in the case of an emergency on 0800 00 6428.

Photo: @simmyThetank (Twitter)

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