A man aged 24 of Mpika has committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree when his mother allegedly reprimanded him for wanting to marry his 19-year-old cousin.

Muchinga Province commissioner of police Godwin Phiri said Benjamin Muyunda hanged himself using a rope in the bush.

“He left home angry on Sunday around 22:00 hours after his mother castigated him for proposing love to his female first cousin “, said a family source.

The two cousins have been having s*x for over two years and it was now that they decided to get married.

The love between the two started when they were staying together in 2014 and the girl was chased after it was discovered that she was having s*x with her first cousin.

Mr Muyunda has since been put to rest and his female cousin is said to be crying uncontrollably.

Relatives fear she might as well commit sucide because the two were really in deep s*xual love.


  1. This issue of suicide is increasing in our societies. Last week two’ people did the same from our area. The devil is at work let’s all pray that people may have good reasoning power.


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