Two 25 year-old men have killed themselves by hanging in separate incidents over the weekend for having problems, sources claim.
Police have identified the two as Brian Nahawa who hanged himself to death in Thyolo distrcit and Fanuel Masiye who killed himself in Dedza district.
Deputy public relations officer for Limbe police Pedzesai Zembeneko said on 5 August Nahawa went to a drinking place at Bvumbwe Trading Centre together with his friends. The group drank beer at the place the whole night.
“Nahawa left his friends at the drinking place around 4am for Muloza boarder,” he explained
Zembeneko however said Nahawa was later found hanging in a forest at Nkwenengwe village in Bvumbwe. Post-mortem results showed that he died due to suffocation.
He was from Sumbuleta village in the area of Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre.
In the other incident, Masiye who hails from Chinyamula village in the area of Traditional Authority Kamenyagwaza in Dedza hanged himself to death in his own house.
Post-mortem results conducted by Dedza district hospital personnel showed that death was due to strangulation.
Meanwhile, Dedza police deputy publicist Cassim Manda has called on the general public to report any concern to the police rather than choosing suicide.
“We have victim support units in all our police stations in Malawi that gives counselling, if you have psychological problems, do not commit suicide, just come to police and your problems will be solved,” said constable Manda.