According to Mzimba police spokesperson Botha Peter, Damiano Banda who is aged 32 of Kayera village, T/A Chakhadza in Dowa district, terminated his life by taking pesticides (cyclemetic poison) around 19:00 hours at Dimi area in Embangweni, Mzimba, on January 8 2018.
“The deceased on particular date at around 14: 00 hours went to see his girlfriend Lucy Chunga within Embangweni and after a chat he wanted to have carnal knowledge with her but she refused. Then the girlfriend told the deceased to bring cash first before they can have sex, a demand the man failed to meet.
“He then proceeded to Embangweni trading centre, where he bought the pesticide and went back to his girlfriend at around 19: 00 hours, after taking it he went to the bush,” explained Peter.
The girlfriend reported the matter to deceased's boss who by the help of community policing members mounted a search. The deceased was found at around 23: 000 hours lying down in the bush with foam in the mouth and nose.
“He died while receiving treatment at Embangweni hospital,” he added.