Eastern Province Police Commissioner Luckson Sakala confirmed the incident.
Sakala said Brighton Phiri went missing together with his two sons on 23rd July and was only found dead on Tuesday.
“I would like to confirm that Vubwi police received a report of suicide from Solomon Phiri (brother to the deceased) of Nyongani village in chief Pembamoyo. He reported that his elder brother Brighton Phiri 32 and his two children Gabriel aged 8 and Jasman aged 6 were found dead in the bush near the village,” Sakala said.
He said Phiri and his two children went missing on 23rd July 2018 around 06:00 hours after a marital dispute with his wife who had even abandoned him and went to the neighbouring Mozambique where she got married.
“When information reached him that his wife has been married in Mozambique, he got very annoyed and was forced to get some suspected poisonous stuff and took his two children and went to the bush. He made the two children drink the suspected poisonous stuff and later on he took the same stuff. All the three died on the spot. On Tuesday round 16:30 hours his young brother found the dead bodies and reported the matter to police,” Sakala said.
He said police discovered that the bodies were decomposed and advised the bereaved family to bury them.