Candlex boss accused of causing accident after drink driving

General Manager of Candlex Malawi Limited, Fredrick Changaya has been accused  of reckless driving by Malawi police for causing a road accident which has seen 18 people injured.

Changaya: Accused of drink driving

Changaya: Accused of drink driving

Changaya on Saturday morning driving Toyota Land Cruiser registration BS 3181, collided with a minibus Toyota Hiace registration BQ 1046 which had passengers on board.

The accident occurred along Magalasi road near Blantyre Girls School, some meters way from Nyambadwe Puma Filling Station, in Blantyre City.

Blantyre police Public Relations Officer, Elizabeth Divala told Nyasa Times that five of the passengers sustained serious injuries while 13 others sustained minor injuries.

“We are currently waiting for medical reports on the injured passengers, but Mr. Changaya will be charged of a traffic offence for causing the accident,’ explained Divala.

Divala said Changaya, 43, would be charged in accordance to Road Traffic Act (RTA) for causing the accident after he failed to keep his lane.

He hit the minibus driven by Ian Dimba which was coming from Magalasi old Chileka road going towards Blantyre town.

“Upon arrival at Blantyre Girls School, a vehicle coming from opposite direction which was being driven by Mr. Fredrick Changaya who failed to keep nearside of the road and hit a mini bus from opposite direction,” added Divala.

Reports indicate that Changaya who hails from Wimbe village in Kasungu district, was drunk at the time of the accident and was in a company of a female colleague.

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14 thoughts on “Candlex boss accused of causing accident after drink driving”

  1. GRM says:

    Mmm. What is now happening to the born again? Kodi mwabwerera Moyo wamisla wa pa poly uja mbale? This guy was turning out to be a great success compared to his past. But alas? The real Changaya is back? I can see him in his dirty kabudula and tshirt. Eeee kufaka mpweya?

  2. Mapwevupwevu says:

    Zautsiru eti! Ma tradi mumawadziwa inu? Zatha izi!

  3. Achiphwisi says:

    Amangidwe ameneyu ine anandimanga nditapanga ngati zomwezo..ngati sammanga ndipanga apilo

  4. kenzo says:

    that’s not an issue it’s an accident. yemwe sidzinamuchikirepo or sanapunthwepo akuyenda pansi atole mwala amugende

  5. karibuni says:

    Fredrick Changaya has been commiting alot of serious offences but our MOST CORRUPT POLICE always set him free. You will see this case……it will die a natural death.
    He is cruel to casual lebourers at Candle. LET’S WAIT AND SEE.

  6. Tiko says:

    M’bale changaya, kodi ukanathilabe bibida ngati padeans party? M’bale wathu Zeze ndi mzake Chembe alipo kodi? U r our most intelligent drankurd ever.

  7. justice Is says:

    If he couldn’t keep to his lane, would he have put on a condom and kept it on?

  8. Chapo Nija says:

    Nyaenso timuthyole miyendo basi

  9. Kampupu Baloyi Jnr. says:

    What time did the accident happen? Morning as in wee hours of Saturday? Abwana anali kunja nthawi yimeneyo in the company of a female colleague or wife? Surely not drunk, hee!!!

  10. Dpp_supprter says:

    It was an accident, why arrest the fellow. Noone died also

  11. Gas Machine Head says:

    Maurice Nkawihe. Please revise your intro. You must have done some journalism training I guess bit one is only found guilty by the court of law. Has this case gone to court yet? I do not think so.

  12. kamano says:

    nsompano pompa timva kuti watuluka .olemera sagona kundende koma akanakhala kuti olakwa ndi driver wa minibus yo bwenzi atafela kundende komko. Zausiru basi.

  13. Kokota says:


  14. Ze Roberto says:

    Nyasatimes let’s follow this case to its conclusion.

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