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The late Rick Rick paid a visit to Somizi

The passing of Riky Rick, who had lived a full life, shocked everyone and served as a trigger for many. One of the people who was profoundly affected by his passing away was Somizi Mhlongo, who discussed her feelings on the subject in the most recent episode of “Living the Dream with Somizi.”

On July 6, Living The Dream completed its fifth season with a handful of episodes that were mostly forgettable. The viewers were under the impression that the primary focus of the season was on his failed marriage to Mohale Motaung, but they are unsure how they feel about the season as a whole.

The late Rick Rick paid a visit to Somizi

Despite this, we were given the opportunity to hear Somizi’s side of the story. The manner in which Somizi responded to the news of Riky Rick’s passing was another thing that caught our attention.

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Somizi mentioned in his conversation with Vusi Nova, who described how stunned he was when he learned about his suicide, that he had a dream about the late Boss Zonke. Vusi Nova revealed how shocked he was when he found out about his suicide.

The late Rick Rick paid a visit to Somizi

The biggest surprise of my life. My initial reaction was, “No way, they can’t be telling the truth.” Vusi began his statement by saying, “Like I ever tried to call his number, I called his cousin Bandile and them.”

Somizi continued by saying, “Then I had a dream that Riky was tweeting me… “Stop spreading false information about me,” he instructed. Somizi continued by saying that he was ecstatic about this, stating, “I woke up all excited.”

He claimed to have an understanding of how those feelings are because he had previously entertained the idea of ending his own life.

“The passing of Ricky has really brought up a lot of feelings for me because I always take it personally when someone says things like, ‘people who commit suicide, they’re being cowards,’ and other things along those lines. Personally, I have been very close to taking my own life on multiple occasions. I have an approximation, perhaps fifty percent, of what it is like to be in that darkness. So, it triggered me,” said Somizi.

In Riky’s final tweet, he stated that he will come back a better and stronger man.

Cassper Nyovest is another person who has spoken out about Riky, and he revealed that he thinks about Boss Zonke on a daily basis.

Every single day, I reflect on my time spent with Riky Rick. It’s impossible for a day to go by without my mind wandering to him,” he wrote in the letter. Even more than that, he went on and on about how handsome a man he was.

Riky was also mentioned in the media after the politician Julius Malema made some comments about him, stating that he does not attend the funerals of people who have committed suicide.

In spite of the fact that the lack of support for artists in South Africa is a significant issue, I cannot condone the actions of those who choose to end their own lives. Even funerals of people who have committed suicide are not something I go to.

“If we are going to degrade ourselves to that level, then our children will no longer speak to either one of us. We just got up this morning to find out that they have taken their own lives. “In my own life, I have been through a lot, but the idea of ending it all by killing myself has never crossed my mind,” he said.

After that, Julius continued by saying, “We need to encourage our people to speak.” During that time, people will make fun of you, but don’t worry; there is always a way out of any problem. There is no issue that cannot be resolved, and it is especially important for men to learn how to seek assistance when they are stuck. He came to the conclusion that the only way for you to receive assistance would be if you asked for it.

According to study males in South Africa have a higher rate of suicide than females does not exaggerate the situation.

According to a graphic that was published on Facebook on September 15, 2021, it is claimed that the rate of suicide deaths among men in South Africa is significantly higher than among women.

A bar graph with the title “Suicide Rates Around the World: Estimated rates of suicide per 100,000 population in selected countries in 2019” is displayed in the graphic.

The bar graph looks like it was taken from a screenshot, but any information that might have revealed where it was initially published has been cropped out. It says in the caption: “It is obvious that men in South Africa are suffering in silence. What could be the reason for this?”

On the graph are 15 different countries, including the United States of America, Russia, and South Africa. The rates of suicide are highest in Russia and South Africa out of all the countries on the list.

When further broken down by gender, the suicide rates reveal that men died by suicide at much higher rates than women in all of the countries included in this study.

The suicide rate for men in South Africa is approximately 37 per 100,000 population, while the rate for women is just below 10 per 100,000.

Over 94,600 people have checked out this post since it was first published. The fact-checking system on Facebook identified it as having a high probability of being false.

In September 2021, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group issued a warning about the high rates of suicide in South Africa. Since January, they reported receiving more than 75,000 calls from people in South Africa who were considering suicide.

But did almost four times as many men in South Africa take their own lives in 2019 as women did? We checked.

Comparisons of nations’ suicide rates are inappropriate and should be avoided.

The veracity of the graph can be verified through a search on Google. On the 10th of September 2021, in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, the article was first published on the global data forum Statista.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is cited as the origin of the data in the bottom left-hand corner of the chart.

However, the World Health Organization warns against making comparisons between different nations. This is due to the fact that in some countries, factors such as the financial and legal implications, as well as the social stigma, may lead to the suicide rate being underestimated.

Gretchen Stevens, a statistician with the WHO, has stated in the past that suicide estimates may provide “useful context of how other countries with similar incomes or in the same region are doing.” Africa Check.

However, due to the issues with the data, the organization does not provide any international rankings.

Global suicide estimates

On June 16, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) released their Global Health Estimates Suicide worldwide in 2019 report. A breakdown of suicide rates for each nation is provided in the report.

According to the findings of the report, there were 13,774 reported cases of suicide in South Africa in 2019. Men accounted for 10,861 of these deaths, while women were responsible for 2,913 of them. This translates to death rates of 37.6 for every 100,000 men and 9.8 for every 100,000 women.

With 23.5 suicides recorded for every 100,000 people, South Africa had the third-highest suicide rate of any country in Africa that was analyzed for this report.

The graphic is, sadly, correct on the basis of the most recent data.

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