Two seminarians in Dedza district have committed suicide by hanging in separate incidents at Mtendere Seminary, Malawi police say.
The district’s police publicist, sergeant Edward Kabango identified the two as Hollacio Pedro Augusto who was seminarian and Olelio Malamusi who was a student at Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Thyolo.
Kabango said Malamusi was staying at the campus where his father is a lecturer.
The police publicist said Malamusi returned home from school saying he had a school fees balance that needed to be paid.
On April 25, the young man went to a drinking point and came home late. He later started stoning his parents for unknown reason.
The next day, April 26, he was found dead, hanging in the kitchen.
On Pedro’s case, Kabango said the young man was suffering from malaria whilst at the school and was admitted at Mtendere mission hospital.
He said the seminarian was discharged from the hospital on April 26 and on the same day he went to the toilet at the institution where he hanged himself.
Malamusi came from Chiphwanya village in the area of Traditional Authority Tambala in Dedza whilst Pedro came from Mozambique.