Malawi Defence Force soldier, Lance Corporal Chipiliro Chiwere, was fatally stabbed with a screwdriver in the populous township of Area 23 in Lilongwe on Friday night, Police spokeswoman confirmed.
Chiwere is said to have picking up a quarrel with some unknown people near Masambabise where he had gone to see his friends coming back from a drinking joint.
The soldier was stabbed on the throat and abdomen, according to news reports by local press.
National Police spokesperson Rhoda Manjolo said that Chiwere was killed by unknown people and that investigations are underway.
One of Chiwere’s friends, with whom he was during the incident, has been remanded at Kamuzu Barracks guard room by the military police as investigations continue.
Army spokesperson Paul Chiphwanya could not immediately comment.
Reports also say another soldier is admitted at the Kamuzu Central Hospital after being stabbed in Mzuzu.
Chiwere was buried Saturday at the Area 18 Cemetery.