Retired priest commits suicide


A 60-year-old retired Roman Cathoric priest has killed himself by hanging at Zing’anda village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mpando in Ntcheu.

The incident happened at around 1800 hours on Wednesday.

Frank Waziyamba had been suffering from ulcers for a long time and in April he was admitted at Malamulo Mission Hospital.

On this fateful day, most family members left in the morning for maize harvest leaving the man behind with a 12 year old boy.

It was when this caretaker left to play with his friends, that Waziyamba found some space to lock himself inside the house.

Upon return from the field, family members found the door locked from inside a thing that alarmed them.

Having more questions than answers after having no clue of the elder’s whereabouts, the family members resorted to breaking the window to gain entry into the house.

They were terrified to see the man’s body hanging to the roof by the neck.

He no suicide note was left behind to at least ease the burden of thinking as to what actually forced the retired priest to commit suicide.

Postmortem results revealed that death was due to suffocation, secondary to strangulation.

Late Frank Waziyamba hailed from Zing’anda village, Traditional Authority Mpando, in the district.