Malawi: Man Commits Suicide Over Lack of Transport Money

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Machinga — A 23 year old man identified as Christopher Piyo hanged himself to death in Liwonde Township after failing to raise money for transport to travel back to his base in Blantyre.

Machinga Police Public Relations Officer Constable Davie Sulumba said the deceased, who hailed from Blantyre married a woman at Mangochi turnoff and went there to visit her.

"The man failed to go back to his home in Blantyre due to financial problems and decided to hang himself to run away from the bondage of poverty," said Sulumba.

According to a businessman at Mangochi turnoff, Jonathan Dinesi, the deceased Christopher Piyo, committed suicide by hanging himself using his T-shirt.

Piyo was spotted hanging dead under a roof of uncompleted house near Mpaweni Motel on October 15, 2018 and the matter was reported to Liwonde Police who visited the scene.

Upon searching his pockets, they found a National Registration Identity Card, a driver's license bearing his names and a suicide note written in vernacular language.

The note read, "Ine kwathu ndi ku Blantyre, kuno ndabwelera akazi anga Transport yopitira kwathu ku Blantyre ndilibe, kuno anthu sakundimvetsa," he finished by asking his son Dan "kuti aphunzire kukhala olimba mtima."

The body of the deceased was taken to Machinga District Hospital and postmortem results proved that death was due to suffocation and he was positively identified by his relatives.

Christopher Piyo hailed from Chiswe Village in the area of Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre.

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