70 year old British national kills himself in Mangochi over love

“l cannot trust anything that you promised me anymore.”

Love thrills but kills, so they say and this cliche cannot be farther from reality as one man has taken his live over love as he felt romantically neglected.

Love has taken a precious life in the land of the sands and beautiful waters of the African southeast nation of the former British colony.

A 70-year-old British National living Malawi has died after hanging himself with a rope to a roof of his house in the kitchen in the Lake District of Mangochi.

The late David Henry Graves and his wife Jane Rex in happier times.

Police in Mangochi have confirmed.

In an interview with Nyasa Times Mangochi District police deputy publicist Sub-Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi confirming the incident, said:

“The British national, David Henry Graves, 70, killed himself on the wee hours of June 7, 2021 at Michesi Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi.”

The police said they are still investigating the matter in order to come to the the logical tie-ends of the case.

According to the deceased’s wife, Jane Rex, 34, in the afternoon of June 6, 2021, as usual she went out for drinking with friends and left the husband at home.

She came back totally drunk in the wee hours of the next day and went straight to bed, but was awaken by their son in the morning who informed her that he saw his father hanging to the roof of the kitchen.

The wife rushed to the kitchen where she found her husband lifeless.

After checking her phone, she found a suicide message which was sent to her by her husband before taking his own life.

According to the suicide note, the British National was complaining about his wife’s tendency of going out frequently leaving him at home alone and he felt neglected.

“Darling, my true love being out drinking and coming late appears to be more important to you than any promise you made to me, it seems that you respect a bottle of beer more than you respect me.

“l cannot trust anything that you promised me anymore, we won’t be able to discuss this as that’s when sunami jane appears. I can’t just leave this way,” reads part of the suicide note.

The matter was reported at Koche Police Unit who rushed to the scene and took the dead body to Koche Health Centre where suffocation has been indicated as the cause of death.

Meanwhile, arrangements are being made to convey the dead body to Lilongwe area 18 cemetery where burial will take place.

Police are therefore appealing to the public to refrain from taking their own lives whenever they face challenges in life. They should rather seek help or talk to someone about it.

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Atate Wokonda
1 day ago

Anapezana kuti? zinayamba bwanji?

2 days ago

Are we suggesting foul play? Well let the professional deal with it as they are the experts in the field of investigation.

2 days ago

This is very sad indeed….MHSRIEP. On the appeal by Police, its a stupid one because the attention should be directed to the deceased’s wife, she misbehaved and this can truly lead to stressful situations to the hubby. The appeal has to ensure that couples have to ensure that they listen to each other and act or behave accordingly.

2 days ago

Iam not disputing that this could be foul play but what most people are writing is an assumption that since britons speak English then grammatically they know the spellings too, that’s false they are not perfect and you could be better spellers than them. Most of them are actually bad at writing.

Last edited 2 days ago by Moya
2 days ago

Amwaliwo akuyenela kuti apolice achedwepo, Very sad. RIP.

2 days ago

He chose a woman less than half of his age. He was like an antique with little use. She’s young and needed to go out parting. Facts.

2 days ago

Suspect No1. is the woman. She might know something.. Akufuna chuma basi..

2 days ago

Mabungwe a amayi muli kuti kodi izi sinkhanza ka abambo? Mzimayi ndithu leaving her husband for beer what was she looking for? A married woman is not supposed to behave like this uyu ndi kapsala weniweni and has contributed to his death. After all a man aged 70 and she is 34 ndi bambo wake kaya bwenzi akumusamalira bwinobwino kumuwonetsera chikondi chenicheni koma eeee very bad!

2 days ago

This must be a murder investigation. The woman seems to have planned this with someone either a boyfriend or just a killer. Toxicology and proper postmortem must be done.

Secondly, this doesn’t seem like a British guy writing, albeit we know some Malawians can’t spell words in their own language. But let’s investigate his background, what his status was in society and in business.

2 days ago

How are men so gullible? Did he really believe a 32 yr-old was into a 70 yr-old creep? Clearly a money-grabber who was living the high life at his expense

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