A young man identified as Mpanjilwa Mulwanda committed suicide by hanging himself on July 24, just days after talking about it on Facebook.
The young Zambia hinted at his death after updating his cover photo with a pic that said, ‘dead inside but still horny’.
In the comment section, Mulwanda said that he was going to take his life that same day.
The post was made on his Facebook page on July 21, but no one took him seriously.
Mulwanda also posted a photo with a rope tied around his neck and his tongue out as he posed for a selfie. But that also came across as a joke to his Facebook friends.
That is, until his lifeless body was pictured hanging from a tree.
Reacting to his death, a concerned Zambian, Simon Freeman, wrote:
“I never knew Mpanjilwa Mulwanda personally but after learning what transpired, seemed he mentioned taking his life to his friends who took it as a joke & probably never talked him out as much as they should have.
I know how friendship is but anyway, one thing this has personally taught me is we should learn to encourage love amongst ourselves.
“You never know what people are going through & just a few encouraging words from you could be what would stop someone from doing something unimaginable, we really need more wise & encouraging people for a better tomorrow.
It’s so unfortunate the brother is gone & nothing can be done about that but we can definitely avoid more incidents like this by loving one another more than expressing hate all in trying to seem like a star. R.I.P Mpanjilwa”
Another Zambian Facebook user, Joseph Kamfwa called on the police to arrest those friends who encouraged him to take his his life.
“ZAMBIA POLICE, Do people a favor- arrest and question all those kids who were pushing their friend to commit suicide.
They are as guilty as someone charged with 2nd degree murder. It’s high time Zambians learned limits to conversation”
Mulwanda’s final post on Facebook, reads ‘FIN’, a french word for ‘END’.
Some of the deceased friends have taken to Facebook to express their shock at the young singer’s suicide.
A friend, who fondly called him Jilwa relieved happy times they spent together. See the post below: