Road Traffic Officer kills pedestrian: Malawi Police fails to arrest him

A road traffic Police Officer based in Zomba has hit a man to death in Dedza.

Dedza Police Deputy Publicist Cassim Manda confirmed the development, saying the accident occurred on Friday in the evening at Msambiro near Dedza Mountain View Lodge while Innocent Sulani driving from Lilongwe to Zomba hit the pedestrian.

Manda said Sulani hit the 52-year-old pedestrian  Samson John who was crossing M1 Road and died on the spot due to the impact causing severe head injuries.

Sulani, working for Zomba Road Traffic and Safety Services, was driving a Honda registration number MN 4928 saloon.

The deceased was coming from Chiyembekeza Village in Traditional Authority’s areas in the district when he met his fate.

In a related development  a cyclist was also hit to death by a car  in Dedza on the same day when the motor vehicle driven by Giant Scot hit to death 25-year-old cyclist Edezio Constantino.

Constatino aged 25 of Mtandamaha Village in Traditional Authority Kachindamoto in Dedza was hit while carrying a female passenger who sustained fracture injuries.

Scot driving a motor vehicle registration number BS 1402 Toyota Hilux Double Cabin was coming from Salima to Blantyre.

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14 thoughts on “Road Traffic Officer kills pedestrian: Malawi Police fails to arrest him”

  1. GRACE says:


  2. okhuzidwa says:

    I don’t see any reason to arrest the traffic officer ngozi ndi ngozi..
    and apapa zikuonekelatu kuti ogundidwayi mwina sanathe kuyang’ana mbali zonse asanaoloke.
    kapenanso mwina analezela zimene zinampangisa kungooloka nseu due to alcohol volume.

  3. pido says:

    I am of the view that police should also start arresting pedestrians who violate road laws. It is not fair to arrest drivers yet most pedestrians today do not mind about road safety issues. Look at what happens along fly overs in towns. The Government constructed those fly overs to reduce congestion and accidents. A pedestrian has chosen not to use it but rather just crossing the road carelessly. Kodi ndi tchimo kukhala ndi galimoto so much so that pedestrians should harrass drivers anyhow?

  4. Memory says:

    We don’t know who was wrong but lets take the law in good use. The traffic Police Officer must first be Arrested and put into custody until all procedures are met. Mind you the deceased cannot defend himself now all what we can hear are full package of lies from the mouth of the Police Officer. Take the accused to court of course with UNYOLO and not otherwise. Remember he is in the group of public figure head so he must NOT be given bail until the court decides doing so with good proof that the deceased was in the wrong. It is obvious that the Police Officer completed the speeder meter of his vehicle.

  5. Jeany Mangame says:

    Too bad

  6. Joshua says:

    Anzanga a njinga
    Oyenda pansi
    Moyo sagula

  7. Achii says:

    Ngozi ndi ngozi palibe amafuna kupanga ngozi

  8. Abale says:

    It’s an accident and we never know who caused the accident.Arresting one just because one is a traffic officer may not be fair.

  9. mr saseta says:

    ameneyoso amangidwe .inu amabungwe muonesese kuti wapolice yu wamangidwa .Zausiru eti ? Kumangotionelela ife basi .

  10. Ze Roberto says:

    The assertion that there no one above the law doesn’t hold in Malawi.

  11. Bob Chiswe says:

    Drink driving and over speeding resulting n death of a pedestrians should cease to be traffic offences. They should become criminal ones and attract heavy sentences including life

  12. Kanthu Ako!! says:

    “Malawi Police fails to arrest him”

    Why should he be arrested? how many people that cause accidents are arrested? Not accidents are caused by careless driving, that is why they are called accidents.

    This idea of trying to blame!! all the time is getting tedious.

    You have not even shown cause for the person to be arrested. Just because a person is a traffic officer does not mean they can not be involved in an accident.

  13. Bwande says:

    But in Malawi people are dying. Eish! I feel sorry

  14. Nixon says:

    Apolisi amangeni amenewo.Munadyapo eti?One day muzayankha.Arrest the road traffic officer.Boma la dpp woyee.Ndizimenezo.Mzakwacha,pretoria.+27724922299

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