Luanshya man commits suicide on Church premises


A hammer mill operator at St. Antony of Padua Catholic Church in Luanshya committed suicide this week within the church premises.

Robert Mateyo a hammer mill operator at the parish was found hanging in a hammer mill house owned by the Catholic Church at around 18:00 hours in Mikomfwa township.

Mr Mateyo’s body was picked around 19:00 hours and his body is lying in Thompson hospital mortuary.

St. Anthony of Padua parish priest Father Clifford Matalayi confirmed the development to ZANIS.

And Father Matalayi said it was shocking that the deceased decided to commit suicide within the church premises.

Police in Luanshya have also confirmed the incident and have since instituted investigations in the matter.

Meanwhile, the 39 year old man of Mpatamato Township who was axed to death by his father on Sunday has been put to rest.

Luanshya acting district commissioner Mwalo Kasemuka who attended the burial of Henry Chirwa at Mpatamato cemetery in Luanshya regretted the incident.

Ms Mwalo further proceeded to visit the father of the deceased, Jaston Chirwa who is still in police custody and will soon appear in court.