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Police urge Malawi to seek professional counseling services when in stress


Police in Zomba have urged Malawians to always seek professional counselling services when they are distressed instead of resorting to suicide.

The police made the sentiments at the funeral of a 14year secondary school learner who hanged himself in his uncle’s house at Chizaro Village in the area of TA Chikowi in the district.

It is reported that the deceased boy, Kelvin Malata, on march 7,2023, stole an unknown amount of cash, which he bought an itel cellphone at K70,000.

He then went missing after being questioned about the missing money only to be discovered hanging from the room of his uncle’s house on March 8, 2023.

The postmortem examination revealed that the death was due to suffocation.

The incident happened barely a day after a University of Malawi student also took his life at Chikanda Village.


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