Chirundu man commits suicide
Siavonga, May 22, ZANIS —– A 28 – years – old man of Gabon compound in Chirundu district has committed suicide.
Chirundu District Commissioner Maxwell Siamalimba confirmed the development to ZANIS in an interview this morning.
Mr Siamalimba who named the deceased as Peter Kapasha said the incident happened on Saturday morning last week adding that the reason for him committing suicide is not yet known.
The District Commissioner said Peter was allegedly to have thrown himself in the Zambezi River.
Meanwhile the brother to the deceased Sergeant Mweewa Kapasha based at Chirundu police station said that his brother whom he has been staying with, was recently discharged from Mtendere Mission Hospital after a long illness.
Mweewa stated Peter disappeared from home on Saturday just after he came back from the medical review.
He further stated that his young brother used to talk about his intentions to committing suicide due to his ill health which he used to say he better dies than continue suffering.
Mweewa said that on Sunday he went to search for him and later found his shoes on the rock on the bank of the Zambezi River.
He added that from that moment he informed the authority at Chirundu police station and a combined team of officers was dispatched to go and retrieve the body using a catholic boat.
Mweewa added that the team searched for the body the whole day but to no avail until the following day (Monday) when the body was discovered and retrieved and later taken to Mtendere Mission Hospital Mortuary awaiting for post mortem and burial.
And Former Chirundu MMD Area Councillor Gift Chanda expressed sadness over the sadden death of Peter and described him as a vibrant young man.
He said that his death is shocking especially to his fellow choir members at Roman Catholic Church and to the clearing agents.
He said that suicide cases on Zambezi River in Chirundu are increasing, hence the need for government to fully consider equipping Chirundu Police Station with a marine boat and trained marine officers.
Chanda stated that there is need for the church to pray for the community so that the spirit of suicide in the area can be broken.
Peter was a Roman Catholic Choir member at Chirundu Parish and he was also working for Mwaka Freight, a clearing company.