A 29 – year – old man identified as Dumbani Ngwira has hanged himself after being quizzed on the missing of six cattle he was responsible for.
This happened on Sunday at Zatepeta village in Rumphi district.
Ngwira was until his death working as cattle-herder at Zatepeta village.
On Sunday morning, the owner of cattle, Yifwayawo Mtegha went to her kraal and noticed that six of her cattle were missing.
Mtegha immediately asked Ngwira about the missing cattle. However Ngwira promised to bring back the lost cattle, but he never returned.
As time passed, Mtegha informed neighbours about the development and launched a manhunt. Unfortunately, Ngwira was found hanging in a nearby mango tree.
Postmortem results from Rumphi hospital confirmed that Ngwira died due to strangulation.
Ngwira came from Chiwambala village in the area of Paramount chief Chikulamayembe in Rumphi.
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