Man commits suicide over debts in Rumphi


A 28- year old man Success Msiska has committed suicide by hanging at Golodi hills bend number 4 in Rumphi after failing to settle his debts.

Msiska got a loan amounting to one million six hundred and seventy eight thousand Kwacha from a microfinance organization called LISAP and from other individuals.

After missing the deadline of paying back the money, Msiska left his house on Sunday, January 1st 2023 to unknown destination.

A search was conducted and he was found hanging dead today January 4, 2022 at Golodi bend number 4.

Medical officers from Livingstonia David Gordon Mission Hospital confirmed that death was due to suffocation following hanging.

Police in the district are hence urging members of the community to manage their finances by refraining from over borrowing. Furthermore, people should always seek advice from relevant authorities and to avoid taking own lives.

Success Msiska was coming from Mwabanga village in the area of Traditional Authority Kachulu in Rumphi.

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