Man commits suicide: discovered child was not his

A 24-year-old man in Blantyre hanged himself on Monday after he found out that he was not the biological father of his child.

Limbe police spokesperson Widson Nhlane identified the man as Simplex Banda who was staying at Machinjiri in Blantyre.

“The man was on separation with his wife and on the material day he received a phone call from an unknown man suspected to be in a love affair with his wife telling him that the child he has is not his but the lover’s,” he said.

After hearing this, Banda got angry and hanged himself.

Meanwhile, police are investigating the issue but they have advised Malawians to report at any Victim Support Unit for assistance if faced with problems that are making them have suicidal thoughts.

The deceased hailed from Suweni village in Chikhwawa district.