“I will have a recollection on my life since I was born up to now, therefore, I will not pay attention to some of the things coz it will be my God and I…,” wrote Yobe Mfune in a recent Facebook status before turning up dead in his room.
When 23-year-old Mfune disappeared from Bunda College of Agriculture on May 6 2013, everybody thought he had probably gone out of campus to town and did not want to pick up his phone.
Nobody suspected that he was dead, hanging in the wardrobe in his room.
Mfune, who friends described as a charming person in the final year of his Degree in Environmental Resources Management studies, has left many wondering as to why he killed himself.
National Police spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo on Saturday confirmed Mfune’s death.
She said a post-mortem established that the cause of death was self-strangulation.
“His name was Yobe Mfune, 23, of Mphangala Village, T/A Chikulamayembe in Rumphi. He was living with his relations who work at the university who are currently away. When he went missing on the 6th of May, the maid and a girl who shared the house reported the matter to university authorities.
“They reported that his room was shut. On Friday, a crew of maintenance officials took the door down and smelled stench of a rotting body, but could not see anything. They opened the wardrobe and there he was hanging. He had hanged himself using ropes from a travelling bag,” said Manjolo.
Some friends told Nation on Sunday that Mfune once withdrew from the college on health grounds.
Director of social welfare in the students union, Gladys Kantukule, said Mfune’s body was due to be buried in Rumphi on Saturday.