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Former Malawian Minister commits suicide after losing election

A former Deputy Minister of Local Government, Godfrey Kamanya (pictured above) reportedly committed suicide today May 22nd, barely a day after the Malawi elections results started filtering in showing that he’d lost the parliamentary seat he was competing for in the 2014 Tripartite elections.

According to local news report, Mr Kamanya shot himself around 3:30 this morning at his house in Area 10, Lilongwe after losing the Lilongwe Msodzi North Parliamentary elections this week.

 “We had to break the door to his kitchen where he had locked himself up,” Kamanya’s friend also a member of Banda’s People’s Party – told Zodiak broadcasting.

In the suicide note, the former minister reportedly said he took his life because of misunderstandings related to politics and outlined how his wealth should be distributed to beneficiaries. Police are currently investigating the incident.

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