50-year-old woman commits suicide in Mzimba


A 50-year-old woman has committed suicide by throwing herself in South Rukuru River in Mzimba.

She has been identified as Rose Tembo from William Ngwenya Village in Traditional Authority Mmbelwa in Mzimba District.

It is reported that Tembo was staying with her husband in Edingeni area in the district and on Monday August 22, 2022, her husband left home for farming at the nearby garden at around 06:00 hours leaving the wife (now deceased) behind.

The time the husband reported back from the garden, he discovered that his wife is not around. He started searching for her.

Tembo was found in South Rukuru River about 3 kilometers from home, floating in the water at around 11:00 hours.

Postmortem conducted by Edingeni medical personnel revealed that death was due to suffocation secondary to drowning.

Police in the district is advising members of the general public to sought better solutions to relevant authorities whenever they have inner conflict to avoid such incidents.

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