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Bishop Commits Suicide Over Debts


A bishop in Tanzania ministering with the Methodist Church has taken his life over too many debts which were on his neck. According to reports, Bishop joseph Bundala took his life in Dodoma from his office using a telephone wire.
The incident is said to have occurred on Thursday 16, 2024 at around 1pm in the rest room of his office located within the Methodist Church, Meriwa Ward in the Tanzanian administrative Capital of Dodoma.
Speaking about the incident, Dodoma Acting Regional Police Commander (RPC), Alchelaus Mutalemwa would later on Friday tell media that police is actively investing the incident to establish how it exactly unfolded.
“Investigations at the scene revealed a note with a message indicating that debts, along with a dispute over the operation of private schools, were the reasons for the suicide”-Mutalemwa revealed
Gervas Lugunyale, the Meriwa Ward Chairperson said on the fateful day at 1pm, he received a call from one of the pastors seeking assistance after Bishop Bundala, 55 years old was found hanging in his office.TrendingKlopp Says Liverpool Were Denied “100% Penalty” In City Draw
“I sought the assistance of the police immediately upon arriving at the scene, when i entered office, I discovered, to my great sorrow, that Bishop Bundala had already taken matters into his own hands. His lifeless body was hanging”-he said
Furthermore, Mr Lugunyale said on the Bishop’s desk there was a document summarizing the debts he owned and those owed to him. Police retrieved the body and took it to the mortuary for postmortem but no total amount of money was indicated on the suicide note
The LC1 Chairman of Zone Number 11, Meriwa Ward, Ipagala district Mr. Jonathan Mpando, said they have been hurt by Bishop Bundala’s demise because he was helpful to the citizens in the area.
“He was a leader we relied on for advice. We often turned to him in times of distress”-he said.
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Bishop Commits Suicide Over Debts

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