A Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier has shot himself to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The soldier Moses Ngwira was from Chilumba Garrison but was in DRC on a peacekeeping mission.
According to reports, the Malawian soldiers were expected to engage rebels today as part of their peacekeeping efforts and Ngwira had told his friends he would be the first to die.
He later shot himself in the head and a rifle was found at the scene of the incident. A suicide note purportedly written by Ngwira claims he was ‘tired of killing innocent people’.
Meanwhile, MDF is yet to comment on the matter and, on the authenticity of his allegations that the peacekeeping mission is taking the lives of innocent people instead of protecting them.
Below is the full note that Malawi24 has not independently verified.
Okondedwa makolo anga ndithokoze kamba kondiphuzitsa sukulu. Koma chisankho changa komwe ndidasankha kukhara msilikali ndichomwe chawononga moyo wanga. Chibwerereni kuno ndikungokhalira kupha anthu osalakwa, kuzuza anthu osalakwa.
Mtima wanga mtendere ndilibe mkana ndaganiza zoti ndikutsazikeni.
Mkazi wanga okondedwa chonde samala mwanayo tidzawonana moyo winawo.
Abale ndi azanga nonse miyoyo yanu pakuti Mulungu sakondwera ndi imfa ya anthu ochimwa.
(Dear my parents, thank you for educating me. But I made a very wrong decision to join the armed forces where my life has been ruined. Ever since coming on this mission in DRC, I have done nothing but robbing the innocent of their lives. I have never found peace with myself in doing such a deplorable act.
To my dear wife, please take good care of our child until we see each other again.
Friends and relatives, God does not approve of the death of the wicked [sic]).