As Malawi awaits official results of the general elections held on Tuesday, Godfrey Kamanya, the outgoing Deputy Local Government Minister has committed suicide.
Police sources disclosed that the minister shot himself in his home in Lilongwe. He shot himself in the chest.
Though official results have not been announced, some have linked Kamanya’s death to the apparent anticipation of the loss of his parliamentary seat. Until his death, he was the parliamentarian representing Lilongwe Msodzi North.
In his suicide note, the Minister asked President Joyce Banda to take care of his daughter, Thoko and provide for her education. He also stated how his wealth should be distributed.
Malawian police have commenced investigation into the matter.