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Thyolo Crime Down by 10%, Suicide Up 89%

Sub Inspector Amos Tione Sub Inspector Amos Tione

Thyolo police has registered a 10 percent crime decline, with suicide cases up by 89 percent from January to July 2022.

Spokesperson for the district police Amos Tione, has told Zodiak Online on Thursday that the crime decrease is due to intensified interventions such as patrols and community sensitisations.

However, Tione indicated this period, they have captured 11 homicide cases up from 6 cases recorded last year.

"Although we have recorded a general decrease, but we have an increase in homicide cases. For example, we have registered 11 cases this year which is way higher than 6 of last year same period representing 89 percent," Tione said.

He has attributed this to marital problems, excessive beer drinking and lack of interest to seek advice by the communities when facing difficult situations.

"We have seen that marriage problems and excessive beer drinking are some contributing factors to suicide in the district," he added.

This comes after 59-year-old Luka Sipoko has also committed suicide in the district for unknown reasons.

Tione, says, the deceased went missing on Friday July, 15, 2022 and only to be discovered yesterday hanging in the bush at Kaipsya village, Traditional Authority Khwethemule.

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Last modified on Thursday, 21/07/2022

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