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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

14 year old boy commits suicide over relish food despute

Rural News 14 year old boy commits suicide over relish food despute

A 14 year old boy of Nchelenge district in Luapula province has committed suicide.

Luapula Provincial Commanding Officer (CO) Hudson Namachila said Wisdom Chanda of Kabuta village in Senior Chief Mununga used a neck tie to take his life.

Confirming the incident to ZANIS in a telephone interview today, Mr. Namachila said the juvenile was found hanging in his mother’s house around 07: 30 hours on Monday.

He said the mother to deceased identified as Anna Chisengele had rebuked the juvenile the previous day around 17: 00 hours over missing relish that was reserved for supper.

Mr. Namachila explained that the mother was annoyed when she discovered that someone had eaten the relish that was meant for supper and castigated the juvenile.

He explained that the deceased refused to eat supper that day in resentment and the follow day he defied instructions by the elder sister to sweep the house before he was discovered dead a few minutes later.

Mr. Namachila said the loss of a young life is regrettable but added that police did not suspect any foul play.


  1. Some of you people are so insensitive. It is possible that he was accused falsely and it seems like he was quite a sensitive young man. This is all due to poverty. People should learn to grow even a small garden around the house to supplement meals. Of course that might not be possible for everybody. Suicide is not the answer. Please can some NGO start a suicide prevention programme? We need it asap.

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