Botswana rapper/comedian Penene Ponono sent social media into a frenzy after he allegedly attempted to commit suicide during a Facebook live video.
In the video, Ponono could be seen climbing a tree with a rope in his hand. He wrote on his Facebook live video post;
People won’t understand what you going through until you act stupid… I am sorry I love you all.
It is not clear if it was a prank or not.
Ponono’s “suicide attempt” comes just a couple of days after South African rapper, producer and songwriter, Ricky Rick committed suicide.
Riky Rick, real name Rikhado Muziwendlovu Chifaro Makhado, died on Wednesday after allegedly committing suicide. He was 34-years-old.
Riky Rick was found hanging by his friends at his estate home in north Joburg. His friends managed to rescue him and immediately rushed him to the hospital. Unfortunately, it was too late, and he did not make it.
Riky Rick suffered from severe depression and previously made a video in which he talked about his mental condition.
Before he shockingly took his own life, Riky Rick spent his last moments penning heartfelt letters to his wife Bianca Naidoo and his two children Maik and Jordan.
In his suicide note, Riky Rick revealed he was struggling with depression and he couldn’t go on. He pleaded with his wife Bianca Naidoo and his two children to forgive him for giving up.