33-year-old primary school teacher Thomas Chaponda takes own life in Ntchisi

By Chisomo Phiri

A 33-year-old Teacher at Mbomba Primary School in Ntchisi identified as Thomas Chaponda has committed suicide.

According to Public Relations Officer(PRO) for Ntchisi Police Station, Sub Inspector Salomy Zgambo the deceased, who was staying alone, was upgrading his studies at Domasi College in Zomba and on May 27, 2024, he reported for duties at his school.

She adds that on the evening of the above mentioned date,Chaponda was seen very intoxicated before he went to sleep.

“The following morning he was heard crying and his neighbour went to check what was happening. Surprisingly Thomas never responded when the neighbour tried to enquire from him.

“The same day in the afternoon, the school authorities also visited him at his house where he was found crying uncontrollably but he did not explain anything tangible and the team left him alone after Thomas responded that they should not raise his temper again.

“A few hours later, he was discovered hanging lifeless at the door of his house by people who were passing by,” says Zgambo.