19 September 2018

Malawi: Man Hangs Himself in Balaka

Balaka — Barely a month after a man identified as Nolesi Frank, 22, from Manjanja Village in Traditional Authority Chanthunya in Balaka committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree, Madalo Muhekwe, 25, was also been found hanging to a tree lifeless during the early hours of Monday.

Balaka Police Public Relations Officer, Precious Makuta told Malawi News Agency that the deceased used to patronize drinking joints on a regular basis and could at times insult fellow imbibers whenever he was intoxicated.

"As usual, on the evening of September 16, 2018 at around 19:00hrs, the deceased arrived home from a drinking spree while totally drunk," Makuta said. "It is reported that he swore that everybody in the village was stupid and later disappeared."

"He was later found hanging to a tree dead the following morning by some passers-by," he added.

According to Makuta, postmortem conducted at Balaka District Hospital established that death was due to strangulation.

Meanwhile, police in the district has advised people not to resort to taking away their lives whenever a problem arises and instead should seek counselling from relevant authorities.

"We have since embarked on a district wide sensitization on the dangers of committing suicide given the magnitude of the problem," the police publicist said.


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