Written by on August 22, 2017

Former Chipata Mayor Jealous Phiri has died following a suspected suicide act.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner Alex Chilufya has told Radio Maria News in a statement today that Mr Phiri, aged 66, was found dead in his car this morning around 05:00 hours at Chipata Primary School grounds by a passer-by who was jogging.
Mr Chilufya says Police officers who rushed to the scene found that foam was coming out of his nostrils and that an empty container of doom pesticide was beside the body.
He says the deceased was facing several cases of obtaining money by false pretences and that he was on Police bond in one of the cases.
Mr Chilufya says the body of the deceased has since been taken to Chipata Central Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem.
The late Phiri was also former MMD Kanjala ward councilor.

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