Killer-driver released on bail, girl 5 laid to rest

The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal accident at Nalingula village in Phalombe. on Friday night (13th February 2015) which claimed the life of a five year-old girl has been released on bail.

The deceased, Beatrice Malefula who hailed from Nalingula village T/A Kaduya in the district met her fate around
1900hours at Nalingula village along the Phalombe-Migowi road.

Phalombe police Public Relations Officer, Augustus Nkhwazi told Nyasa Times the deceased was was hit by a car as she was crossing the road.

”In the course of crossing the road, the girl was hit by a Toyota Hino 3 tonner lorry Registration Number BR6107 belonging to Concern Universal,” said Nkhwazi.

The girl died on the spot due to severe head injuries.

The vehicle was being driven by Wisky Mkanda 51 of Belesoni village T/A Kuntaja in Blantyre.

”At the time of the accident, the driver was travelling from the direction of Migowi towards Phalombe.”

Meanwhile, Police are investigating the matter .

The driver  is expected to appear before the Phalombe First Grade Magistrate Court as soon as investigations on the matter are finalized to answer to charges of Causing Death by Reckless Driving contrary to Section 123 of the Road Traffic Act.

”Police would like to appeal to members of the public to use the roads carefully, parents and guardians make sure that children are never left alone when crossing the road,” added Nkhwazi.

Meanwhile, the girl was laid to rest .

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Martha Dzulo

Apolisi, does this warrant an arrest of the driver due to careless driving? What was a 5 year old girl going to at 7 pm crossing such a busy road? Zinazi zimafunika common nonsense!!! Of course a life was lost which is bad, but consider the circumstances as well. Roads are built for motorvehicles that’s why they pay road tax but that does not warrant no respect to pedestrians. Or this arrest has been ochestrated by the employer!


Makolo asamaleni bwino ana anu,07:00pm amapita kuti mwana wa mkazi?izi zikusonyezalatu makolo samayang’anira bwino mwana wawo

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Let these children be escorted and parents never shall you send kid to a place that will risk them crossing busy roads. However, 19hrs is too late for a 5 year chap to maneuver around alone. Ngozi zinazi mumapangitsa ndinuyo makolo.

Patrick Majoni

Sad to learn


Ngati pali imfa zowawitsa ndi zopweteka ndi ngati zimenezi zochita kuphedwa komanso worse still, the earlier and tender age of the deceased Beatrice, gives me sorrow and is so pity. Great loss toa family and a nation really. Pachichewa timati “sakunga emwe” ngakhale pangadzabadwe ana ena, sadzafanana (mu zonse) ndi Beatrice. Zachisoni kwambiri!!!!!


Ndi bwino makolo tizionetsetsa kuti ana akutetezedwa. Leaving a 5 yr old child alone at7 pm shows lack of seriosness.

nyaphiri wa beza

So sad, my condolences to the family.

nyaphiri wa beza

So sad, my condolences to the family


pepani akubanja limbani mtima mulungu akutonthozeni.


Ooo no! Pepani

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