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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :