A 39 year-old man from Kameza village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Machinjiri on Tuesday committed suicide by shooting himself with pump gun at his house in Chigumula, Blantyre.
Limbe Police identified the deceased as Lumbani Namba, who was working with the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA).
He left a suicide note of which the law enforcers declined to detail its contents.
But sources told Nyasa Times that he had been quarrelling with his wife over marital issues for the past two weeks.
“He was one of the senior officers at the Domestic Tax section. It’s not true that he was being investigated at MRA. But his neighbours told us that he has been quarrelling with his wife and other relations over marital problems and could quarrel up to midnight.
“It’s unfortunate that people are saying this and that. He is gone and nobody can provide answers or explain why he committed suicide other than himself; so people will continue speculating,” said one of the sources, also working with MRA.
It was earlier speculated that he started quarrelling with the wife following revelation that he was not the biological father of the three children he was made to believe were his when was reportedly impotent.
Namba will be laid to rest on Wednesday, December 9 2015 at Kameza.