Malawi tobacco farmer commits suicide over poor sales

A 30-year old tobacco farmer  in Dowa has commited suicide for not making profits in the leaf sales.

Police spokesman at Dowa , Richard Kaponda, confirmed the man, identified as Mandaachepa Kandikana Kachipere,  of Kauma village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Msakambewa hanged himself on Saturday 23 Juky..

Kaponda said Kachipere went to Kasungu in 2015 Kasungu where he was cultivating tobacco.

“When he took his bales of Tobacco to the auction for sales he did not come out with profits due to low prices,” Kaponda said.

The deceased later thought of returning home in Dowa at Kauma village.

When he arrived home, he told his relatives about the losses and his elder brother told him to sleep in his house.

“The following morning in the wee hours of Sunday 24th July, 2016 he was found dangling from the roof of his brother’s house after he hanged himself by using a rope.” Kaponda said.

Postmortem conducted revealed that death was due to surffocation, the doctors did not suspect any foul play.

 

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Mapwevupwevu
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Mapwevupwevu
2 months 14 hours ago

Rest in peace kumandako Mr Mandaachepa Kachipere Kandikana!

Lazaro
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Lazaro
2 months 1 day ago

Dear TNM ,
Netiweki yanu ya chi malawi a rubbish advert i have ever seen in my life ndiye ikakhala ya chimalawi ndiye chani?Do we have to go for that chi malawi not quality of services improve your services not za chimalawizo why are we an importing country not otherwise because we know that we are way behind in quality.Remember we are in a global village……

Yours faithfullly,

Lazaro

Scotland Yard
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2 months 2 days ago

I beg to differ here!!! The brother knows something in connection with his death. Why did he compel him to sleep in his house???what was he planning for him???This guy had brought some money which the brother had stolen during the night and staged suicide.

farmer
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farmer
2 months 2 days ago

Sad how these so called buyers are abusing farmers in the name of contract farming.unfortunately those in authority are not doing enough to protect the small holder farmer

The Analyst
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The Analyst
2 months 2 days ago
O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O This story is very sad. . . . Not just because of the losses the farmer made, but also the way he reacted to his misfortune. Nanga inu, do we overcome the pain (from losses) by taking more losses? Noo! . . . and what has this man done (by killing himself) if not to take more losses? He’s lost everything now! . . . sadly, the losses are so big that his relations, wife or wives, kids, friends have to help bear them, as they mourn him. ……………………………………………………………………….. Dont we have people we can look up to and… Read more »
mike
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mike
2 months 2 days ago

Nzopwetekadi ngati cash ikutivuta ife odalira kulandila pa mwezi what more with a farmer after a year of sweating and yielded nothing. RIP

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