According to Blantyre Police Deputy Publicist, Aubrey Singanyama, the two separate incidents occurred on 7 January.
“It is reported that on 7 January, around 13:00 hours Makhalira Lino, 48 took his own life by hanging himself in a Masuku tree at Soche hill forest. Children who were playing nearby saw him and notified the local community police who informed Soche Police,” said Singanyama.
He said the police rushed to the scene and took the body to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH).
“In a separate incident in the same area, Pindani Jack, 40, died after committing suicide by hanging in a Mango tree.
“On January 7 around 18:00 hours the deceased was seen going home from his work at a certain maize mill. The following morning he was found hanging in a mango tree and the matter was reported to Soche police who rushed to the scene and took the body to QECH where death was confirmed,” said Singanyama.
Lino hailed from Chemboma village, in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Somba in Blantyre district while Jack was from Muthere village, in the area of T/A Nkhumba in Phalombe district.