Malawi Police have confirmed that two people have committed suicide in the capital city Lilongwe.
Lilongwe Police Station spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula identified the deceased Jimmy Mmera, 33, and Stenala Matiya, 89.
He said Mmera from Kamungwe village Traditional Authority (TA) Chilowamatambe in Kasungu committed suicide by hanging himself in the bathroom at Kamuzu Central hospital residence (Area 33) on February 25, 2018.
“The sister received a call from her brother (deceased)on Sunday inviting her to go to his house to discuss some family issues.
“Upon arrival at his house she did not find anyone at home but the key was at the main door inside so she managed to go inside the house. After entering the house she saw her brother hanging died in his bedroom,’’he explained.
The deceased was working at CHSU as a monitoring and evaluation officer.
Danadaula said Matiya from Mpanje village, Traditional Authority Chiwere in Dowa district committed suicide at Mpingu Trading Centre in Lilongwe.
He said the head teacher for Lowe LEA School at Mpingu reported the matter to Lilongwe police that his father – the deceased – hanged himself in his bedroom.
Dandaula has urged the public to share their problems with friends, chuchrch counselors and the police victim support unit for advice instead of committing suicide.