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Two men die by suicide in separate incidents in Blantyre

Two men have died after committing suicide in separate incidents, at Soche location in Blantyre.

According to Blantyre Police deputy spokesperson Aubrey Singanyama,  Makhalira Lino,48, took his own life by hanging himself in a Masuku tree, at Soche Hill Forest on January 7.

“Children who were playing nearby saw the deceased hanging in the said tree about half a kilometer from Soche Quarry market.

“The local community policing chairman was notified right away by the kids, who also informed Soche Police of the incident.

“We rushed to the scene and took the body to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival,” said Singanyama.

Meanwhile, the dead body is being kept at the medical facility pending postmortem.

Makhalira Lino hailed from Chemboma village in the area of Traditional Authority Somba in Blantyre District.

In a separate but similar incident in the same area, Pindani Jack, 40, of Muthere village in the area of Traditional Authority Nkhumba in Phalombe District died after committing suicide by hanging in a Mango Tree.

“Reports indicate that, on January 7, 2023 at around 1800hours the deceased was seen going home from his work  at a certain maize mill.

“Then the following morning on January 8,2023, Pindani Jack was found hanging in a Mango tree,” police further said.

The matter was reported to Soche Police who took the body to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where death was confirmed as a result of strangulation.

Meanwhile, Police in Blantyre are strongly condemning acts of suicide and are therefore, advising people to find and approach relevant authorities and subjects for assistance in times of need.

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