Malawi man commits suicide by hanging after testing HIV positive

A 42-year-old man in Chileka, Blantyre has committed a suicide by hanging himself after testing HIV positive, police have confirmed.

Isaac Masangano who hailed from Kampala village, T/A Kapeni in Blantyre hung himself in his bedroom on Wednesday when he discovered he was HIV/Aids positive.

National police deputy Public Relations Officer, Nicholas Gondwa while commenting on the issue said the law-enforcers were worried with the increase of suicide cases in the country.

”Just within a day (30th September 2015), four people have died in suicide by hanging themselves for reasons that could have been solved had it been they shared their issues with other people,” explained Gondwa.

Another suicide case was recorded in Lilongwe where a 27-year-old Zebedeyo Moffat of Kauma location hung himself to the roof of his house.

Similar incident happened at Linthipe where a 60-year-old mother, Kundeule Afraki hung herself to the roof of a veranda of her house after picking a  mere quarrel with her children.

”The fourth one happened in Mbonani village, Sub T/ A Chanthunya in Balaka where a 20-year-old Frank Leonard killed himself in his bedroom,” said Gondwa.

Leonard, according to police, killed himself while his wife was away fetching water.

”This one (Leonard) was a well-known chamba smoker and had been seen shouting and speaking to himself. As police we are saddened with such alarming but avoidable deaths of this kind.

”We believe there are institutions both government and private that assist people who are aggrieved, rights violated or traumatized and need counselling,” added Gondwa.

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The unexpected news was to huge to handle.It takes strong people to handle such news.He lost the will to live and probably he had worst counsellor.Ali akulu pano wanu ndiwomangamanga forgetting kuti nayenso ndi munthu akutakata kumbali uku.Doctors and nurses are also the worst culprit ku nkhani yotakata koma nthawi zina akafuna kuyang’ana patient amakhala ngati iwowo ali holier.

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Ndimbambade basi. # feels gud to be back in love!

Uncle Ken

Imeneyo Ndi Mbuzi Yeniyeni Kuzipha Zoona Ma Arv Mmene Akuthandiziramu Kukamwa Kwako


Hahaha guyz musamasewele nd stress

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why u hanging u don t wait my president told me i must wait up to 2030 noAids so u people stop killing your self RIP

Thako Lambeta
Thats the grieving process of which one has to go thru, DABDA stages i.e. D-enial, A-anger, B-argaing, D-epression and A-cceptance. So dont just blame the medical practitioner kuti counselling yawo sinali bwino because sangakakamize munthu to pass thru the stages if one is stuck at one stage. These stages dont bappen in a chronological order they can start anywhere. Nde it might happen kuti uyu denial kapena. anger inakamupezera kunyumba kwa yekha thts y he kled himself koma mwina ndi ma side effects a one of the components in the ARVs if he was put on treatment that is. Malawians… Read more »

Ine imfa za mtundu umenewu sindimalira or pang’ono ngakhale kupitako.


Mpaka kudziduwitsa, ma ARV arimbweee, aurere, aaa, zakumac,,,,,,, Pita U wir meet FUMU t0 Grev00 azak0 tiri miaa, rivi,,, P0STIVE wit, AIDS,

Backilie "Nsalu ya Makatani" Buluzi

Mbuzi. Mankhwala alipowa he could have survived another 20 years. Wathawa umphawi wa Peter Muthalika ameneyu.

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