Robbers kill Limbe Cathedral guard

Thugs have killed Malawi’s Limbe Catholic Cathedral of the Blantyre Archdiocese and went away with K72 000 for the parish’s strategic plan project and another K14 000 which Christians contributed as part of Montfort Press bank loan recovery.

The thugs attacked the guard, George Thom, from Nansadi village in Thyolo district, covered his mouth and face with material that made breathing difficult for him and he died in the process.

“The thugs broke into the parish office and collected the cash after killing him. This happened on the night of Monday and burial will be on Tuesday at his home village. Mr. Mr Thom was the longest serving guard at the parish; he worked for eight years. He is survived by 12 children,” said Paul Nsomba, Limbe Radio Maria studio clerk and reporter.

Nsomba said the thugs dragged the guard into a drainage along the Cathedral and it was another guard that saw the dead body in the morning. Nsomba said the police were informed and arrived at the scene around 8 am.

The parish office is adjacent to Limbe Radio Maria studio. His body was kept at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital morgue.

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