106-Year-Old African Woman Wants to Commit Suicide, Says Death has Forgotten Her, Video Wows Many

106-Year-Old African Woman Wants to Commit Suicide, Says Death has Forgotten Her, Video Wows Many

  • Euphrasie Mukanyundo has expressed her desire to be swept away by death, stressing that she is tired of living
  • The 106-year-old great grandmother has only one surviving child from the 10 children she gave birth
  • Her 72-year-old son agreed with his mum that she has lived for long but said he feels hurt that she wants to die

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An old Rwanda woman identified as Euphrasie Mukanyundo has stated that she is tired of living on earth and desires to die.

Euphrasie who was born in 1916, according to her ID card that was showcased, gave birth to 10 kids, with the last born being the only one still alive.

Euphrasie Mukanyundo, Rwanda, aged woman wants to die, 106-year-old woman says death forgot her
Euphrasie Mukanyundo desires to die. Photo Credit: YouTube/Afrimax
Source: UGC

Why Euphrasie wishes to die

For the 106-year-old great grandmother, she has seen it all and lacks the motivation to live any longer.

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On why she wants to die, the old woman told Afrimax that she is fed up of being treated like a toddler due to the fact that she is weak, owing to her old age. She said:

"I want to die because I am tired and weak.
"Others are working. All I do is sleep all day, yet I want to eat."

Euphrasie's family however disagrees with her

72-year-old Fidele, her only surviving son told the aforementioned media that it hurts him that his mum wishes to die.

The last born of 10 kids revealed how they always move ropes out of her reach as his mum attempted suicide.

While admitting that she had lived longer, he said they still want her around.

"My mother was born in 1916, but she says she was born in 1913 on her first ID.

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"She says she wants to die more often.
"What hurts me is that she wishes to die, yet we need her the most.
"Though she has lived for long, we still need her.
"She always thinks of committing suicide. Always requesting for a rope. but we can't allow our mother do that,'' he said.

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Netizens react

Z said:

"She is so beautiful, she reminds me of my own mother who died, who i miss so much so it breaks my heart hearing her wanting to leave her family. I pray there is a change in her life that makes her want to live and enjoy her life and great grandchildren.
"Are there not any old women groups she could get involved with that could occupy her mind? old people has so much knowledge to pass onto the younger generation. She needs a electric wheelchair that would ease the strain on her body too."

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A Njeri said:

"She looks amazing. I would appreciate to live this long. The gift of old age. I hope those around taps to her wisdom before she leaves. The right wisdom. It is sad her living condition is this way???"

Bernice Garvin said:

"GOD has blessed her to live out many yrs, but there is a big difference in being alive, and just existing. I truly believe this how she feels. No judgement here. Peace & light to this Woman."

Aged man with dried skin forgotten by death goes viral

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that an old man with dried skin forgotten by death had become an internet sensation.

The old man named Luang Pho Yai achieved celebrity status on social media platform TikTok after his granddaughter began posting videos of him around November 2021

Owing to his thinned skin and visible skeleton frame look, netizens have tried to guess his age with some making jokes about how he must have been around during Queen Elizabeth's birth and Bible times.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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