Man commits suicide over family wranglers in Monkey-Bay


A 52-year-old man identified as Godfrey Chakoma has committed suicide by hanging after he picked a quarrel with his wife.

The incident happened on July 1, 2022, at around 03:00 hours at Mtira Village, Traditional Authority Nankumba in Mangochi.

Police say the couple quarrelled which resulted in a fight where Chakoma stabbed his wife with a knife in the mouth and left her unconscious.

Following the condition of his wife, Chakoma went inside his bedroom where he hanged himself.

Publicist for Monkeybay Police Station, Alice Sichali, said the widow is receiving treatment at Monkeybay Community Hospital.

Police are advising people to refrain from committing suicide whenever they disagree, rather, they seek counsel from relevant authorities.

Chakoma hailed from Mtira Village, Traditional Authority Nankumba in the District.

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