Suicide at retirement village

Isaac Chikosi


A 77-year-old pensioner took his own life at the Swakopmund Retirement Village on Thursday 18 July. According to police reports the senior shot himself with a pistol.

Manfred Mai was home alone. His wife was out shopping when the incident occurred. When the pensioner’s wife returned home, she was surprised to find the house locked from inside and there was no response to her knocking. The spokesperson for the police in the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu confirmed that the deceased was found in a pool of blood in the bathroom. The pistol was still in his right hand. No suicide note was left.  No foul play suspected.


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