Thyolo leads in suicide cases, says Malawi Police

Thyolo has been singled out by the police as the leading district in suicide cases in southern region and law enforcers are attributing this to rising marital problems in the tea growing district.

Southern region police spokesman James Kadadzera said the commercial city of Blantyre is closely trailing Thyolo in suicide cases.

“Suicide notes we recover show that marital problems are the leading cause of suicides in Thyolo. We urge people to consult marriage councillors, traditional leaders, church leaders or the police whenever they are faced with these problems.

“We have fully fledged departments at each police station to deal with such issues,” said Kadadzera.

He second the second cause of one’s hanging himself or herself are diseases, saying some people do not want to face prolonged sickness and decide to terminate life before it gets harder and tougher.

Police spokesman said this was misconception as some people have managed to recover and are key to the country’s development.

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The one who says all thyolo pipo are stupid is stupid himself.


I disagree! Most suicides happen in Mzimba and Rumphi!

Ife atumbuka palibe chimene alhomwe angatipose!

The last nyini

Viwanthu vokonda nyekhunyeku!!!! Kuchindana too much alomwe


People who resort to suicide when dealing with any kind of life challenge are generally those who never value their life on set and most of all cowardice.

musayiwale Mzimba. or is it murder for Mzimba? Marital issues have been there in these tea estates areas. Before, people used to divorce freely and remarry casually. Of course there was a burden on grand parents of the care for the children as they often ended up staying with the grandmothers as the moms and dads separated, got married to new partners; and the cycle continued. Blame it on poverty and food insecurity and making divorce a tedious affair. If it does not work, let the couples separate on fair terms. Divorce is the relief if the marriage does not… Read more »
Adini Chiwa

They are doing fine to reduce population in the district smoothly and systematicaly,
However they should expect punichment in the day of resurrection by the creator of the entire universe.


Dnt care about them. Oh de thyolo pipos are stupt, wy thy like to judge themselves ????


This is a preliminary report by the police. What is the relationship between tea growing and marital related suicides in the district? Second, HIV, Diabetes, Hypertension and malignancies are some of the examples of diseases that are almost incurable,which one? And why Thyolo?

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