Angry villagers in Karonga burnt to ashes a Toyota Vitz registration number NU 675 after the driver hit to death a cyclist due to reckless driving.
The car has been identified as property belonging to Anderson Kaweche, Karonga Agricultural Development Division (ADD) deputy programs manager.
Karonga police deputy PRO, George Mlewa, confirmed the development, saying it occurred around 6 pm on Sunday along the Karonga-Chitipa M1 Road.
“A fracas erupted in the aftermath of the accident and the angry villagers burnt the vehicle to ashes,” said Mlewa.
Mlewa also mentioned that they were keeping Kaweche who is expected to appear in court soon for irresponsible driving and murder charges.
An eye witness Gabriel Kamanga said the villagers got furious when they noticed that Kaweche was planning on running away rather than being responsible.
The deceased, Mateyu Mwamulima, 50, hailed from Mwafilaso Village, Traditional Authority Kyungu in the district.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :