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Man commits suicide over beer


A 20-year-old man of Senior Chief Sikufele area in Kabompo district of North-western province has committed suicide after quarrelling with his mother over his beer-drinking habits.

North-Western Province Deputy Commissioner of Police, Fred Mulenga confirmed the incident in a statement today and identified the deceased as Kasanga Zangata of Miyutu village in Kabompo district.

Dr Mulenga said that the incident happened on April 5, 2022, around 16:30 hours.

” We received a report from the father of the deceased, Paul Zangata aged 47 years that his son Kasanga Zangata aged 20 of chief Sikufele in Miyutu village in Kabompo district committed suicide by way of hanging himself to a wooden beam in the house using a tree fibre”, he said.

Dr Mulenga said police visited the scene of crime and found the body still hanging in the house.

He said on inspection of the body no physical injuries were found and therefore, no foul play is suspected.

Dr Mulenga said a brought in dead form has since been issued and body was deposited at Kabompo district hospital awaiting burial.


  1. The high cost of living under upnd means that people are stressed and taking it out on substance such as alcohol and drugs. This then creates problems in households which are already struggling. Why have we seen the highest suicide rates in history under this govt?

  2. Like seriously……tough life New Dawn fake government with its Demagogue President…the youths are depressed

  3. Very soon @Kaizar Zulu and @Saulosi will commit their own perfect suicide because of self-stupidity.

  4. Really comical if only there was no loss of life is involved. It must be hard on these parents who were only trying the best for him but he saw it differently.

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