A Catholic priest has reportedly taken his own life after receiving a strange phone call.
The priest identified as Fr Kenan Chibawe committed suicide after in Southern Province, Zambia.
According to Zambian Observer, the reverend father who was 51-year-old allegedly shot himself, acting Southern Province police commanding officer Alfred Nawa confirmed.
“At around 11:00 hours police in Namwala received information that at Catholic Parish house in Namwala in which a male Patrick Kambombi aged 41 of Namwala Catholic Parish and also a Father at Namwala Catholic Parish, reported that male Kenan Chibawe Musende aged 51 a Catholic priest of Namwala parish shot himself using a shotgun and died on the spot.This occurred today on 21st April 2022 at 10:20 hours at Namwala Catholic parish house.”
“Brief facts of the matter are that the reporter held a meeting with the deceased Kenan Chibawe Musende and four others to review how the Easter holiday which was held. During the meeting the deceased received a phone call from unknown source of which he excused himself to his room within the building.Then after 20 minutes the reporter heard a gun shot and when they rushed to the room they found the deceased lying in a pool of blood along side a shot gun.”
Nawa said police visited the scene and confirmed that the deceased pointed the gun on the chin and the entire head was blown.
“A shotgun Brendah Bresecia by make was retrieved about a metre from the deceased body. The said body is lying at Namwala Hospital mortuary awaiting further dealings.“