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DJ Ankletap gets real about his failed suicide attempt

DJ Ankletap talked about going through periods of suicide ideation. The former morning host for YFM disclosed that he had attempted suicide before and had sought assistance.

YouFM host DJ Ankletap talked about his struggle with depression that drove him into a downward spiral during Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month.

Malume Pompo came clean about having suicide thoughts after his marriage and relationship failed when he joined the Podcast and Chill Live Nation Tour.

He disclosed that he tried to hang himself in his garage, but he tore the door off by mistake, which caused him to fall behind by R11K:

“At that moment, I sat and cried for three or four hours. I sat on that floor with my broken garage around me and sobbed. I realised in that moment that I needed help.”

He told the Chillers about losing close friends like late rappers, HHP and Riky Rick to suicide. Ankletap later addressed J Molley’s suicide attempt, saying he was glad the rapper found help despite people’s perception of him:

Mzansi reacts to DJ Ankletap’s revelations

Netizens showed love to Ankletap and admired his honesty:

XoliN said:

"Ankletap is one of the most open and genuine guests. So grateful for his vulnerability, so glad he is in a better space now."

godfrednqabankumane4794 wrote:

"The conversation around depression was really good. What was also good is that we're watching this during Men's Mental Health Awareness Month. Shout to Ankeltap, this might save someone out there."


"Ankletap, the depression segment almost brought me to tears because he was emotional about it. I’m glad he didn’t succeed in taking his life."


"The most open and transparent guest you can ever get."

The_Vuka_Experience posted:

"Pompo is one of the most honest guests in a while."

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