A 45 year old Adani Mapemba who was a business person at Nsanama trading center in Machinga committed suicide at Mapira Mosque where his body was found hanging on a rope in the mosque’s toilet.
Police in Machinga confirmed the incident through its Public Relations Officer, Amos Tione.
The publicist said postmortem on the deceased revealed that he died due to suffocation.
Mapemba’s body was discovered Wednesday morning around 6 o’clock in a toilet at Mapira mosque at Mchema trading center about Four Kilometers from Nsanama trading center.
The deceased told his wife that he was travelling to Ntaja trading center on his bicycle to buy maize, according to Machinga police.
Tione added that Mapemba’s bicycle was still parked near the toilet until the Wednesday morning when anxious people at Mchema trading center noticed that the bicycle was parked too long than expected.
Mapemba owned Mulungu Sataya Wake grocery shop at Nsanama trading center where he sold assorted grocery items.
Mapemba’s shop was one of the reliable shops around Ntaja trading center, according to sources at Nsanama.
He came from Chitimba village at Sub-chief Nkoola’s area in Machinga.