Businessman drowns in Lake Malawi during friend’s birthday

Tragedy struck on Tuesday  as a businessman drowned in the Lake Malawi on Chikale Beach in Nkhatabay during the celebration of his friend’s birthday.

Nkhatabay Police Public Relations Officer, Ignatius Esau identified the deceased as McDonald Chawinga.

According to Esau, Chawinga’s friend Vitumbiko Mhango had a birthday on 4 September 2016 as such they organised a party in Mzuzu.

Later, the friends decided to extend their celebrations to Chikale beach in Nkhatabay.

Chawinga who was a businessman in Mzuzu went into the water to swim while drunk and he drowned.

By the time he was being taken out of the water Chawinga was already dead.

The body was taken to Nkhatabay district hospital where post-mortem that was conducted confirmed that death was due to suffocation.

Meanwhile, the body is still at Nkhatabay district hospital’s mortuary since relatives to the deceased are yet to be identified.

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5 thoughts on “Businessman drowns in Lake Malawi during friend’s birthday”

  1. Chris says:

    The man drowns and then you say by the time he was taken out of the water he was already dead!! Okay, so, one can drown and remain alive? And then the relatives are yet to be identified; so was he a friend to the birthday celebrant or a gate crusher?/

  2. Patience says:

    what do you mean when you say relatives to the deceased are yet to be identified? nzakeyo makolo a womwalirayo samawadziwa?

  3. opportunist says:


  4. Chindele says:

    Nzofuna.This dealth could have been avoided

  5. ULUMBA BOY says:

    Beer retards ones judgement. He was hunting for death and death has really caught him. OKY
    R I P

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