Malawian found dead in UK: Suicide

A Malawian man, Chimwemwe Moto, son to former Malawi High Commissioner to the UK Dr. Francis Moto has been found dead by police in Norfolk, United Kingdom after killing himself, Nyasa Times has learnt.

It is believed that Moto, the son to the former academician and former University of Malawi’s Chancellor College principal, committed suicide after he had issues with depression.

British police are still investigating the matter to ascertain what led him  take his life.

A wife told Nyasa Times that the late Chimwemwe, 38, drove for over two hours from his base in Essex to Norfork before he reportedly took his own life back to the creator.

Chimwemwe Moto: Found dead

The wife said the deceased was depressed with “financial problems.”

After (Chimwemwe) Moto went missing from his home in Saffron Walden, he was reported as a missing person to police in Essex.

After conducting a search in Essex the police appealed for help from the public to help find him over the weekend but the search yielded no results and Moto’s body was found on Monday alongside his car in Nofork.

Essex police released a press statement, saying: “A body believed to be that of a missing man from Saffron Walden has been found.”

Moto was last seen alive at his home at 5 Brooke Avenue on Saturday according to Essex police. He was last seen at his house in Brooke Avenue Saturday morning before he went missing. Moto has never gone missing before or had issues with depression.

A police spokesman said: “Police in Essex searching for missing man Chimwemwe Moto from Saffron Walden have been informed by police officers in Norfolk that his car has been located and that a body had been found.

“Formal identification will take place on Wednesday and the deceased’s family have been informed,” reads in part the police statement.

Meanwhile, Malawi Association UK deputy chairperson Getrude Chirambo said Malawians and well-wishers are gathered at Moto’s  house on 5 Brooke Avenue, Saffron Walden, Essex, mourning with his wife.

Nyasa Times understands that there is a plan to repatriate Chimwemwe Moto’s remains back to Malawi for burial after the police are through with their investigations and when the body is released to the family.

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