Overspeeding driver who killed a woman in Chilomoni arrested: 11 die in road carnage

A driver of a vehicle that killed a woman in Blantyre’s Chilomoni Township on Tuesday evening has been arrested and charged for  dangerous driving causing death.

Chilomoni woman killed by overspeeding driver

Chilomoni woman killed by overspeeding driver

Blantyre Assistant Police Public Relations officer Grace Mwale said they arrested 32 year old Gift Mkwizinka after the vehicle he was driving, Mitsubishi Colt Saloon registration number 4726 killed a woman (name withheld) when it was over speeding. &

“Upon reaching an area called Bwanoni, the driver failed to negotiate a curve and swayed to the woman’s direction killing her on the spot,” she said.

Mkwizinka, who hails from Mwanavumbe village in the area of Traditional Authority Mlolo in Nsanje will appear in court soon to answer the charge of “reckless driving.”

Road carnage during Xmas

Meanwhile, police has disclosed that 11 Epeople have died in 14 road accidents in Malawi during the Christmas festive season.

Police publicist Nicholas Gondwa said the figure represents a 56 per cent increase in road accidents from last year.

He said the increase in road accidents this year compared to same time last year due to increased days of Chrismas holiday this year.

“This might be the case because this year people started celebrating Christmas on Thursday throughout the weekend up to Monday because Christmas Boxing holiday fell on Saturday and the holiday was observed on Monday,” Gondwa said.

The government this year announced that Christmas Boxing holiday had been reinstated.

Gondwa said last year, the country had nine road accidents. He said the central region had nine road accidents, the eastern region recorded three, the north had two and the south had none.

He said the country experienced one serious crime in Bangwe, Blantyre where a young man stabbed a fellow young man after picking up a quarrel at a drinking joint.

Gondwa asked Malawians to be extra careful as they celebrate the new year on Thursday and Friday.

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moses makoloni jali
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Chifundo
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Kaya ku Blantyre kwanuko mukumasekelela zimenezo. Ku Lilongwe kuno timaotcha galimotoyo ndi mbuzi imayendetsa yomweyo. You can’t make some kids lose their mother or some guy lose a wife because of sheer excitement.

Maseko
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DRIVER AMENEYU AYENEREKA ANYONGEDWA BASI

Zikatha
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Malawi is on position 4 on highest road accident fatality rates in Africa after Congo, Swaziland and Namibia. It is 7th among top 10 countries with most fatal road accidents in the whole world according to figures. Unfortunately, our government and leaders are happy with this. They continue to send corrupt traffic police officers on the roads and maintain corrupt officers at Road Traffic. They are happy with the bad roads and they continue to celebrate construction of substandard roads in the country. The days of single carriage roads are long gone. Sadly the new and existing roads cannot be… Read more »
Chirimba boys
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May her soul rest in peace

James Chilowera
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Overspeeding is not necessary

Lucious Bamus
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Anthu Ophunzirira Galimoto M’makwalala Inu Mukuchosa Miyoyo Ya Anthu Osalakwa Chifukwa Cha Kusasamala Kwanu Pa Msewu. M’mafuna Aliyense Aziwe Kuti Muli Ndi Galimoto. Ngakhale Ngozi Siipeweka, Koma Nthawi Zina Timaziyamba Dala. Boma Liwunike Bwino Za Timasukulu Ta Driving Tosaziwika Bwinoti Kuti Miyoyo Ya Anthu Itetezeke. Ku Banja Loferedwa, Mulungu Akhale Nanu Mu Nyengo Yowawitsayi,,,……

bob
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The Government needs to introduce new tough measures to deter drunken driving or over speeding. One such measure is to administer justice within days by shooting convicts using a firing squad at an open space like the three stadia that the country has ie Mzuzu, Blantyre and Lilongwe

Guantanamo
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Why withholding victims name?!

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