PP governor convicted for causing death

A court in Mangochi has convicted a top People’s Party (PP) official and fined him K640, 000 in default serve a 42-month-jail term for causing death due to reckless driving.

The Mangochi First Grade Magistrate’s Court found Samson Msosa guilty of causing the death of Ndiche Mayilosi, who was 75.

The court heard that Msosa, who is PP Provincial Chairperson for the Eastern Region, was involved in a car accident while driving his party’s vehicle, registration number ZA 408, from Monkey Bay to Mangochi.

Msosa: Convicted but fined

Msosa: Convicted but fined

The accident occurred at Samama on August 2 2014.

The court heard that after the accident, Msosa sped away instead of providing support to the victim and report to traffic police.

Passing sentence, First Grade Magistrate Ronald M’bwana said the court had been lenient with the convict, considering his age and that he would need a vehicle to be driven to hospital for medical attention given his ill health.

M’bwana said the court also took into consideration that Msosa had pleaded guilty and admitted to the charges against him after thorough cross-examination.

“Therefore, I order that you pay a fine of K640, 000 out of which K200, 000 will be used as a compensation to the bereaved family and the court also orders that you should not drive any automobile which runs on fuel for a period of six months,” M’bwana said.

The seven counts which the court has fined the top PP official are causing death by reckless driving contrary to section 126 (1) of the traffic Act, failing to report an accident to officials within 24 hours contrary to section 124 (1) of the Road Traffic Act.

In addition, Msosa was also facing charges of failure to provide support to a an accident victim, removing a vehicle from an accident scene before the arrival of the police, failure to stop during and driving a vehicle without an insurance cover and a valid vehicle certificate of fitness (COF).

Msosa has since paid the sum of K500, 000 cash through the PP Deputy Secretary General, Irene Chikuni who was present in the packed court when M’bwana was making his determination.

Msosa, 66, comes from Ngoya Village in the area of Senior Chief Mponda in Mangochi.

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16 thoughts on “PP governor convicted for causing death”

  1. ineyo says:

    200 thousand yokha basi pamene munthu wapita amangidwe basi

  2. nkunthamasese says:

    Peter gets the rest don’t u know? akadya ndi mkazache.

  3. nkhedu says:

    i c..malawiani courts tsopanoo

  4. WALANI says:

    Aaaaa naonso a court ngokuba, anamalila alandila bwanji K200,000 out of K640,000? Amene amaenela kulandila zambili ndindani pamenepa? Koma ngati ali malamulo ngofunika awunikenso bwino lomwe padakhota penapake

  5. Wananga says:

    Wadziwonongera mbiri yake.

  6. allanyakhuwa says:

    k200,000zinazo zipita kuti?

  7. eye eye says:

    How do u make these judgements? why only a 1/3 as compensation? and teh rest 440 pin goes to who? government? judges? Why make money out of somebody’s death, especially the government..! I don’t understand some of these judicial decisions especially where death is involved and lion’s share of the fine goes to the government not the bereaved family!

  8. Mwikhoko says:

    Ma judge a pa Malawi! zoona K200,000 kwa olira! ,zinazo zipita kuti? Kumaganizirana mukamapereka chigamulo.God is watching you.

  9. seven counts plus causing death with that convict isnt fair.though his health condition isnt well.and look @ the amount of compensation to the deceased family…..

  10. Issa Kabudula says:

    PP – from today on wards, if the party is to exist must a dopt a new angle of doing things, starting by social welfare and coming clean with the government of the day, descipline is the core area of Unity among people and within the party. Alot is being said and many of the stories are bad very bad, and any bad publicity bring rotten eggs which smells bad.

  11. agenda for change says:

    End of the road politically.kkkkkkkk.@that age +7 years break kkkkkkk.Anganga yasawisye.kkkklkkk.chirambo cha mlungu.

  12. wobeba wanga says:

    Thats our taxpayers money. They store the money from LL. And whare is the other amount of money going to? in whose pocket?

  13. zomba boyz says:

    That’s better off

  14. wa jabari says:

    Little money for to be regarded as part of punishment,very shame

  15. crispen kandido says:

    this is mockery to the bereaved family

  16. za nosense ayi says:

    Ikanakhala pp ikulamula mukanagamula bwanji a worship m’bwana?komatu zigamulo mukumapereka padziko pano muzizidziwa kuti mukakumana nazo kwa mwini kulamula

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