Catholic brother commits suicide in Bangwe


A 39-year-old catholic brother has committed suicide by hanging himself to the roof of his parents’ house at Masala village in Bangwe township.

Limbe Police Deputy Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Widson Nhlane said the incident happened on Thursday.

Nhlane said the man, Stainslao Finye, was a Catholic brother under FIC Brothers and was staying at Mzedi Catholic community centre.

On Wednesday, Finye left the centre without informing fellow brothers and went to his parents’ house at Masala village in Bangwe township.

“On the following day, family members were surprised to see him hanging in the bedroom. Finye used a mosquito net to hang himself,” he explained.

Later, police officers from Bangwe visited the scene and took the dead body to College of Medicine mortuary for postmortem where results showed that he died due to asphyxia (lack of oxygen).

Meanwhile, police are still investigating to establish the motive of incident.

The police have reminded people that whenever they have problems it is not good to eliminate their lives but rather to seek guidance from religious leaders and chiefs in their society as well as visiting victim support unit at any nearest police formation.

Finye hailed from Matale village in Traditional Authority Phambala in Ntcheu District.