Malawi College of Accountancy student commits suicide

A Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA) student on Wednesday 15th March, 2017 committed suicide in Ndirande Township, Blantyre.

Suicide by Hanging

The 22-year-old Daniel Munthali was found hanging at around 6 O’clock in the evening.

Blantyre Police Public Relations Officer, Elizabeth Divala said on the material day the deceased was driving a family car registration number SA6814, a Toyota Sprinter Vintage and whilst reversing, he hit a wall and he was afraid to face his parents including his step mother.

“Daniel Munthali committed suicide after damaging a family car instead of apologizing to his parents.

“However, the matter was brought to the police by the deceased father, Griffin Munthali after finding his son dead with a suicide note asking for forgiveness from the father,” said Divala.

According to Divala, results of postmortem conducted on the deceased showed that death was due to suffocation.

The deceased was staying with his parents in Ndirande Township but hailed from Pyolanzimbi Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chikulamayembe in Rumphi district.

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8 thoughts on “Malawi College of Accountancy student commits suicide”

  1. Temwa C Munthali says:

    Firstly you should have gathered more information before posting, am the elder sister and Dan was my baby brother together wit his twin brother, for your information he was not learning at MCA but \at PACT secondly picture inserted is not him he hanged himself kuchipinda not pamtengo. Thirdly my father said it was okay since yawonongeka ndi bumper yokha. if you are here blaming the parents go ahead but if you want the true version thatz it

  2. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    Now this very sad!
    . . . Kodi makolo, what is it you used to do to this child whenever akalakwa to see an even worse punishment than death?
    . . . You see, it all boils down to the kind of punishment we mete out on our kids when they wrong us. Kodi inu . . .
    . . . What other punishment does a typical Malawian parent (or teacher) know of, besides kukwapula?
    . . . How many times have we seen or heard that a child has had both hands burned (by parents) for picking pots?
    . . . Kodi, enafe si aja ankatimana chakudya or kutigonetsa panja aja kalekale because takana kutsuka mbale or kusamba?
    . . . Truth is, this boy must have foreseen the kind of punishment he was to receive (from his parents) for this kind of sin. And in his assessment, it was worse than death by suffocation hence the suicide.
    …………………………………………………………………………….
    Let every parent know: The kind of punishment/discipline you give your child on one crime is often used as a yardstick for pricing the kind of punishments the you would possibly give to your child on all other future crimes.
    . . . Thus, if you burn your child’s hands for picking pots or kuba ndalama, they will anticipate kukazingidwa mu frying pan (ngati ngumbi) if, some day, they commit an even bigger crime. And ngati mmamuthamangitsa pakhomo mwana wanu wamkazi mukamuona ndi chibwenzi, akazatenga mimba azathawa nkumakakhala ku bar (to avoid your anger).
    . . . No matter how grave the crime or how angry we are, we should try therefore, to discipline our children in a manner that will clearly tell, we still love them notwithstanding the wrong they do us.
    . . . Let us show them we would never harm them in any way, shape or form even if they wrong us.
    . . . Simply put, we have no one but ourselves to blame if the child miscalculates our anger and thus overestimates the punishment and therefore decides to act stupid or dangerously, to avoid it; ngati timapanga nkhanza.
    . . . Otherwise, I feel for the parents. This death is very painful!
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  3. Mwakipiki says:

    Action speaks louder than words. And loudest has it spoken here. The lad may have been staying in an environment worse than hail no wonder he chose death rather than facing the parents. Titengelepo phunziro apa makolo.

  4. ellias says:

    Amamuzunza especially the step mother was controlling the father. He wasnt at peace all the time. Amadziwa kuti zikavuta. RIP

  5. Danny boy pathetic says:

    damn! today’s yuthman r weak willed -or rather that step mother of his must b the Diablo of a person for the lad to b tormented in soul not to face her after the accident

  6. Semani says:

    We can say what ever but this part of life, to the parents who cares materials than a human life this is the results.RIP Daniel Munthali.

  7. Kharupa says:

    Mwana amalakwitsa yes ,even wamkulu komano ngati mwana anafika powopa makolo chomcho mmmm something wrong

  8. Makhetha says:

    Kupepela, palinkhani yoziphera apa? Kupusa uku

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