Malawi soldier shoots himself dead in DRC peace-keeping mission

Malawian soldier who was on peace-keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) shot dead himself using a K2 rifle in the wee hours of Saturday, June 20, 2015, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

Corporal Lyson Manda who was working at Kamuzu Barracks, is understood to have discharged his own weapon  on the chest while in his bed.

Military officials are investigating the circumstances of the accident.

Spokesman for Malawi Defence Force (MDF) , Lieutenant Chimphwanya said “ it is with deep regret that the Malawi Defence Force has to confirm the death of Corporal Lyson Manda who shot himself dead in DRC.”

He said the army will come up with a statement regarding the death of Corporal Manda.

“ The cause of his action will be known by the yet-to-be instituted investigation which will be available to the public soon”, said Chimphwanya.

He said Manda’s death is “a tragic blow” to everyone in the military and offered most sincere condolences, to the other soldiers and to his family .

The deceased, Manda, 35 years old hailed from Kayuni village, Traditional Authority Kyungu in the northern district of Karonga.

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45 thoughts on “Malawi soldier shoots himself dead in DRC peace-keeping mission”

  1. misonzi says:

    Che Jali can’t even spell the word ’blunder’ amvekere ’brander’ Hahahaaaa where did you attend your primary school? Ndikati secondary nde kuti ndakudutsani pa mutu coz nzachidziwikire kuti school a Che Jali ndi ZERO

  2. amfana says:

    SILIKALI WINA MKADZI WAKE NDICHIBWENZI CHANGA.WANDIUZA KUTI NDIMUKWATILE.KUNENA ZOONA CHILI BO!

  3. gogoda says:

    The reason is that the deceased’s wife was having sex with his boss

  4. Joseph Moyo says:

    koma mcp tizingomva stolen govt basi nde mudawaona akuba dpp kungowasya bas?ndye mutikwane utengene upresident yo mulamulatu tikuoneran ngat zizalongosoke mukuona ngat nkuphunzisa wana kut amangomera?kadukabwanj?

  5. kenneth malikita says:

    So painful, soldiers b strong in every situation LMANDA R.I.P

  6. Wow.!!! inna lillah wainna lillah wrajeeghuun…rest in peac my brother..

  7. vendort says:

    Something doesnt add up here. Somebody can shoot himself in the chedt whilst sleeping in bed. Tamafufuzani kaye nkhani chonde.

  8. Alfred Mkangala says:

    Muziphadi chaka chino simunati…Azikazi anu amangonyengetsa mukapita ku peace keeping kwanuko…

    Wina Msilikali nzanu wa ku Senga bay Mkazi wake akungokweredwa mu Gulliver mu ndi ma minibus driver mpaka mimba….choncho akamva mwati saziphanso ameneyo?

    Zitsiru za anthu.

  9. William says:

    We want to know the reason RIP

  10. Yes u have to investegate , to tell us the truth for what happen to shoot himself

  11. RIP,yes u have to investigate y he shoot himself?

  12. GIFT SAMU says:

    It happenz only mode of understud RIP

  13. misonzi says:

    Che Jali, this is the most absurd comment I have ever heard from a human being. Nobody has any idea why this Malawian solder committed suicide and all you can say is ’atumbuka this atumbuka that’? Where are your morals ? Apa nde mwaonetsa uchitsiru ndi kupusa komansokuyipa mtima kwanu konse. Mwati amponye mmadzi ng’ona zidye? Iiii Kani Inu ndamene munali a pioneer a Kamuzu Banda aja munkakaponya anthu amoyo mu Shire River for crocodiles to feed on?

    Mulibe manyazi mwaonekera poyera a chitsiru Inu Che Jali. Some people kill themselves ku nkhondo coz they have witnessed too many killings and sufferings that it affects them psychologically and mentally that they feel they themselves don’t deserve to live. Shame on you Che Jali. May you live a very short life.

    Musiyeni Manda nkazi wake ndi abale ake amulire popanda ma rubbish ochokera nkamwa modya manyi ngati mwa Che Jali.

  14. Nyekhu wa nyekhulani says:

    oyenda ndilupanga azafa ndilupanga, munapha sapota lero mwaya kuzipha nokha

  15. isaac nkhata says:

    Iwe chejali nadi ungati tawatumbuka ndisembuzi ha? Pamanyuma pako

  16. patrick namagowa says:

    dont say that atumbuka ndi mbuzi,coz we r all malawians! Zachitika basi b human plz!!

  17. Chonde a Mlahkho tisatsankhane MTundu pa za zii. No connection here

  18. nsamu says:

    Ths is so unproffessional, how can the Army, the Ministry of defence issue such a staTEMENT wihtout invetigating the cirumstances of the dead.

    this will make people loose trust, especially families and wives, im not even gonna try to explain how technically difficult it is to shot oneself in the chest with a rilfe, let alone whilst sleeping.

    Also 100 000 american troops were working in afghanstan plus 10 000 brotish troops and 6000 other allied troops, never did a soldier shot himself with a rifle

    Next time , just announce the sudden loss then launch an enquiry, a full on, not the one which will publish results as 2 days

    to a fool , would assume that if the deceased dies holding a rifle and has bullet wounds then he shot himself, but smart people done conclude or assume

  19. Mbewe says:

    Its family. His wife is cause mark my word

  20. Malawian says:

    What motivated him to kill himself? Wise-up malawians!!

  21. CHEJALI says:

    Atumbuka kwenikweni ndichiyani please atumbukatu mukuwonjeza ma brander ameneyo mponyeni mmadzi ng’ona zidye atumbuka ndi mbuzi za anthu izi

  22. nkhula ng,ona says:

    Atumbuka alibe pabwino, kumupepetula munthu kungomva kuti wapita kunja. Asilikali musamasazike popita kumeneko tizingoziwa mukamabwelako basi .

  23. Alfred Power says:

    Shame! Koma What Is The Problem? Can We Say Dat He Had The Psychrogical Problem? Or Who To Blame His Officials Or Malawi As A Country? RIP!!!!!

  24. SHAVERIE says:

    IIII INE NDE NDIKUMWA TEA WA MKAKA

  25. chiipanthenga says:

    ok makobidi akowo tigawana.ena tikagula nyama kumalilo nyani iwe wakhuta moyo eti?

  26. TOY B wakungodzi JAMES says:

    RIP wachini owe?Jah in the heaven will never accept the suicide death of hypocrecy.He was mature enough to be soldier.

  27. cbk says:

    napepe wawa.

  28. Tell us the truth pliz

    1. Ine says:

      Tell us the truth urself

  29. bus dem shut says:

    democracy, zimene walemba sizikumveka. what are you trying to say? mwina ulembe mu chichewa.

    anyway, facebook malawi breaking news inatulutsa nkhani iyi last week and it was said that he left a suicide note

  30. manda says:

    Kodi siyemweyu akuti kalata yodziphera iwerengedwe pa tsiku la maliro ake. My take is that all the nonsense that he wrote cannot be made in public. Uyu, akayankha yekha kwa Mulungu.

  31. opportunist says:

    RIP

  32. Kingsly Makwinja says:

    Point of collection to the author; Malawi Defence Force soldiers they are not in Congo for peace-keeping, ask millitary officials they will tell you why they are there… The money they are received after the mission its too small coz they are indeed risking their lives……

  33. shaaaa! says:

    koma azimayi pa tauni,sakuimva podelera azibambo,munthu wa mayi amafuna mwamuna omwa gondolosi,mkwapukwapu,nkhondo ku bedi,mvunguti etsemula mkulowe.mwaphetsatu mwamuna chifukwa cha uhule wanu.abwana atomangidwa bwasi

  34. Zinjathropus says:

    Wawani masoja,koma ndiye mukumenya masikando chaka chinochi.

  35. CHONCHOBE says:

    R.I.P SOLDIER…

  36. william says:

    Koma anthu ena guys. chodziphera ndi chani, ndalama akulandira koma mtendere osaupeza, nde bola akanangopita pamene pachema nkhondo amuphe adani than that way. sadzapulumuka kaya

  37. shaaaa! says:

    mwina ndinu munapha supporter uja,bwinotu bwino.napepe uledowu ndi umodzi koma manyamukidwe kusiyana.

  38. DEMOCRACY says:

    Rumours are that he secured the place there so that his wife could be clobbered by his boss. Whilst there, the wife challenged him that indeed he was in love with his boss and she had been wasting wasting with him. The boss seemed to be more manly in bed

    1. bus dem shut says:

      democracy, zimene walemba sizikumveka. what are you trying to say? mwina ulembe mu chichewa.

      anyway, facebook malawi breaking news inatulutsa nkhani iyi last week and it was said that he left a suicide note

  39. VIYAZI TEMBO says:

    R.I.P

  40. Saiton Phiri says:

    R.I.P soldier you were just young to leave

  41. puludzu says:

    I thought it was reported that he left a suicide note? Isn’t a suicide note enough a clue as to the motive behind the suicide?

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