Catholic priest Thomas Muhosha, who was serving a 30-year-jail term for transacting in human tissue in the Macdonald Masambuka case has died.
He died at the age of 50 and was receiving medical treatment at Zomba Central Hospital.
Malawi Prisons Service Spokesperson Chimwemwe Shaba could not divulge more on the cause of his death but hinted that depression rendered him to mental illness.
A week ago, Muhosha was reported to have been on treatment for mental disorder and was transferred to Zomba Central Prison, from Blantyre Prison.
“He was also not eating due to depression. We will be ready with more details from the hospital officials sooner,” Shaba said.
In a statement, the Episcopal Conference of Malawi also confirmed about the death of Muhosha, whose laicization process by the ECM was announced a week before his sentencing on June 27, 2022.
In a statement signed by the Secretary General Reverend Father Henry Saindi, the Catholic Church says Muhosha was not in full communion with the church.
Muhosha together with 11 others were given different sentences by Judge Dorothy Nyakaunda Kamanga, with some served life sentences.