Tobacco farmer commits suicide after making losses

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A 30 year-old farmer in Dowa district on Saturday committed suicide after failing to recoup the money he spent when growing his tobacco.

Dowa Police Public Relations Officer Richard Kaponda has identified the man as Mandaachepa Kandikana Kachipere.

Kaponda said Kachipere went to Kasungu in 2015 Kasungu where he was cultivating tobacco.

“When he took his bales of Tobacco to the auction for sales he did not come out with profits due to low prices,” Kaponda said.

Death hangingThe deceased later thought of returning home in Dowa at Kauma village.

When he arrived home, he told his relatives about the losses and his elder brother told him to sleep in his house.

“The following morning in the wee hours of Sunday 24th July, 2016 he was found dangling from the roof of his brother’s house after he hanged himself by using a rope.” Kaponda said.

Postmortem conducted revealed that death was due to suffocation and medical workers did not suspect any foul play.

Kachipere came from Kauma Village, Traditional Authority Msakambewa in Dowa District.

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  2. Yes he made a wrong decision koma ntchio IJA ndiyopweteka kwambiri.kulima chaka chonse osapindula.pamenepo amafuna alipile ma tenants ,ndi ngongole zona but he end up getting nothing.mmmmm its painful

  3. Ooo! no good at all.we all know that,the problems are there!But with permaculture there many solutions than this.venture into permaculture my fellow Malawians

  4. Ooo! no good at all.we all know that,the problems are there!But with permaculture there many solutions than this.venture into permaculture my fellow Malawians

  5. Inde Man!!! Ogula fodya ndinu mbava zotheratu!! MSB…bwanji mkaoneso ma scale awo…..anthu amenewa kaya ndinyanga….sitikuziwa! Zoona fodya mpaka pano simunatigule, alangizi nawo akufuna tiwapaseso ndalama……nanga tithawira kut ife!!!!

  6. Inde Man!!! Ogula fodya ndinu mbava zotheratu!! MSB…bwanji mkaoneso ma scale awo…..anthu amenewa kaya ndinyanga….sitikuziwa! Zoona fodya mpaka pano simunatigule, alangizi nawo akufuna tiwapaseso ndalama……nanga tithawira kut ife!!!!

  7. Akulumwe waaaa koma pinangopi ungapiva kuphesa nsolo.Kuzipheranji thangwi yakuti pidakufambire tayu.adachite pywadidibi asiya mkazi na ana panyatwa.Ngamala pikhaziphepyo adakuva kupha tayu?Mzimu wache usause mumtenderebi

  8. Chonchi ndiye muziti mufuna mupite kumudzi mukalime… Nanunso mukamusatila mzanuyu Amili Saidi Manzy Phiri Allie Daya Trabo Phiri Rashird Robert M

    • the simplest way to calculate profit is to set off cost with proceeds.if cost is higher than proceeds then,u’ve made a loss.this government is making the cost of producing increase with its useless policies.so its ridiculous to say what u’ve jxt said

    • Mmmmm i doubt coz there is alot happening in a country, the person could hv devised abetter way to solve it than that,e.g find another crop to grow the next season remember the govnt was tellin farmers not to rely on tobbacco only, as for me no pity for the man #nu_me

  9. Vuto ndilakuti chilichonse chomwe amagwiritsa ntchito anthu amenewa polima chimakhala cha ngongole. Ndiye kumawagulaso mowabera aaaaaaa!!

  10. madness thats madness how can you take your life over useless materialy things were as you can find them in future mhsrip