Lilongwe teenager kills himself after breaking up with girlfriend

A 19-year-old  Raphael Davison  a resident of Area 23, Lilongwe has killed himself because he was unable to cope with his girlfriend breaking up with him, Malawi Police have confirmed.

Teenager died after self f pesticide poisoning

Lilongwe police spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula said the teenboy took rat poison on Saturday  after splitting with his girlfriend, of whom he was said to be “very fond.”

He was informed the love affair has ended through a phone text.

“When he heard about this he was not happy as a result he called the girlfriend to meet him in person. When they met he produced a panga knife and hacked her on the head and both arms,” said Dandaula.

He added that immediately after that he went to his home where he took rat poison which he mixed with beer to kill himself thinking that his girlfriend had died.

People found him to be giving off toxic fumes as tried to save his life. They took him to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) where he died upon receiving treatment. Postmortem conducted by medial officers at the KCH showed that death was due to poisoning.

The girl is being treated as an outpatient due to her condition.

Raphael Davison hailed from Mpande Village in the area of Traditional Authority Khombeza in Salima district

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He is a coward, I have no sympathy for him. By the way why does a 19 year need a girlfriend for instead of concentrating on his studies? The adolescents of today need to be told in no uncertain terms – do one thing at a time. They want to have lovers, drink beer, smoke and succeed in school at once? It can not happen. He has just embarrassed his parents/guardians. May the Lord have mercy on his soul.


There are many reasons why a boy of 19 may want a girlfriend, one of which is obvious I don’t have to mention it here. Secondly girlfriends are good at comforting boys in cases of financial difficulties, thirdly, man everybody needs one in today’s life. However, I deplore his behaviour of hacking her and then committing suicide thats foolish and anacceptable.




Mwana wakwathu chanchene nchani chinavuta kuti ufike saizi imeneyi!! Infact its Mpanje village!!!Zikavuta timauzako ena kuti akuthandize maganizo not terminating ur life so prematurely!! So handsome guy ndipo sikukanavuta kupeza lina buthu!!Zandivetsa chisoni kwambiri



woyiwonera Patali

What a young lovely young man doing such an evil act. Its the work of the devil. I feel pity for him. Dying is not a problem but where you go after life.


Very Powerful comment Uncle Patali!!!


Too bad


So ashamed


Fruits of life without purpose. SHAME


That’s is why you need to have two or three to cover up in times like these. Sorry. RIP boy.


Very true man…akanakhala nawo awiri atatu zikanamuthandiza kwambiri..

Koma vuto mkumukhulupilira mkazi amene wangokana naye mutakula kaleso



If we could see the girl because the boy look handsom, and at 19 he must have been still at school
May his soul rest in peace

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