Malawi: Ex-deputy speaker shoots himself dead in parliament

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Clement Chiwaya , a former deputy speaker in Malawi shot himself dead inside parliament on Thursday .

Chiwaya, who moved in a wheelchair, had gone to the building on Thursday to discuss vehicle benefits entitled to him when he left office two years ago.

Parliament “regrets to inform the public that the former deputy speaker … committed suicide at the parliament building,” it said in a statement.

“The incident is in relation to frustration with the implementation of his conditions of service.”

A former deputy speaker in Malawi has shot himself dead inside parliament in the capital, Lilongwe, authorities said.

Clement Chiwaya, who moved in a wheelchair, had gone to the building on Thursday to discuss vehicle benefits entitled to him when he left office two years ago.

Parliament “regrets to inform the public that the former deputy speaker … committed suicide at the parliament building,” it said in a statement.

“The incident is in relation to frustration with the implementation of his conditions of service.”

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