A somber mood swallowed up Luwinga area residents in Mzuzu in Malawi’s northern region city when they saw a man believed to have been a Mzuzu central hospital watchman sagging in a tree on Thursday.
A co-worker of the deceased told Malawi24 reporter that he suspected the man to have hanged himself due to some family problems he has been failing to settle for some time now.
“He kept complaining about poverty which to him brought more atrocities in his family thus I suggest that he decided to take away his life to have a relief,” said the co-worker.
He added that his colleague is suspected to have hanged himself when coming from his duty at the hospital. He then described him as a person who was courageous, very sociable and hardworking.
Despite some people claiming the man left a detailed cause of his decision in a suicide note, this publication’s frequent attempts to access it proved futile.
When contacted for comment, senior officials at Mzuzu central hospital asked for more time since at that time they had little information on the tragedy.