Malawians in UK and all over woke up to the news that they dreaded most , Greater Glasgow Police had identified the body of missing student Timothy Chiwaula. Chiwaula , a Malawian living in Glasgow went missing over a week ago.
Around 4am on Friday 22 October police were called after the body of a man was discovered in the water next to Glasgow Green.
The deceased has been formally identified as Timothy Chiwaula, 23, who had been reported missing from the Glasgow area, and was last seen in the city’s Old Shettleston Road around 8.45pm on Monday 11 October. His family has been informed about the discovery.
The Police report no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, though the reasons for his disappearance are still unknown and under investigation. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Timothy was a BA Acting student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). The RCS tweeted a statement from its principal, Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, which reads: “Within our community, Tim was known as a young man of warmth and great potential. He will be missed very much. This is a close-knit community and our focus now is ensuring our students and staff are supported as we all come to terms with this terrible news.”
People took to social media to pay tribute to the young talented Timothy whose death has shocked many . Member of Parliament for Glasgow NE Anne McLaughlin tweeted “Heartbreaking. Thanks to everyone who shared and willed him to be safe and well. His mum flew from Malawi to find him but sadly it was not to be”
Joyce Juma-Phiri said of Timothy, originally from Malawi; “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the Association of Malawians in Scotland informs you all that our young man Timothy Chiwaula was found dead today.
“We tried to look for you son and now we leave it in God’s hands. We thank God for your beautiful life.”
Timothy was also a footballer playing for Glasgow Saints FC . His teammates at Glasgow Saints FC. They took to Facebook on Saturday to say he was one of the ‘warmest, funniest and most charismatic people to grace the club’.
Their moving tribute reads: “All at Glasgow Saints F.C. are devastated to hear the tragic news of the passing of our dear friend and player, Timothy “Timo” Chiwaula.
“Timo was one of the warmest, funniest and most charismatic people to grace our club & the impact of this loss leaves us lost for words.