Two killed in Zomba minibus accident: 8 battling for life in hospital

A mini bus driver, Clement Mkungazula and a three year old child are reported to have died after a minibus they were travelling in overturned in Zomba on Wednesday morning.

The crashed minibus

The crashed minibus

Eastern Region Police Spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude has confirmed of the development saying eight others have been admitted of various degrees of injuries at the Zomba Central Hospital.

The minibus, NU 3353, belongs to Kilimanjaro Tours and was  on its way from Mangochi to Limbe.

It is said that the accident happened as the driver was trying to overtake another minibus and it overturned.

“There is a sharp corner at the place and the driver was over-speeding and trying to overtake other vehicles.

“He lost control and the minibus overturned, leaving the boy dead while him [driver] sustained head injuries and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Zomba Central Hospital,” said Nyaude.

The driver-from traditional authority Mponda in Mangochi-was pronounced dead upon arrival at Zomba Central Hospital while child is reported to have died on the spot.

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43 thoughts on “Two killed in Zomba minibus accident: 8 battling for life in hospital”

  1. Babalu says:

    I was shocked one day to hear a minibus driver boasting ‘sangaigwire iyi ndi ya bwana wa traffic ku area 30’. Indeed when the driver was caught driving the bus without valid documments,he told the police traffic officer kuti ndi yabwana wa ku area 30, it was immediately released. See that;corruption too much. Ma minibus driver ndi amwano ochita kupatsidwa ndi a polisi omwewa – Shit

  2. anaphiri says:

    mmmmm ma driver amini bus sazamva kaye awa amayenda ma ulendo ataliatali samakonda moyo wawo ndithu, ndi agalu akupasa ziphinjon anthu ena ndithu.

  3. Kambingo says:

    Minbus Driva Is A Careless Driva Stupid Driva. Pamseu Amaona Ngati Amalipira Msonkho Wokha. Sizikuziwaso Ndi DEFENSIVE.

  4. veronica kuchikonde says:

    zachisoni kwambiri, RIP mwanayo

  5. Kaka says:

    Shame that an innocent boy has lost his life because of the suicidal driving of the driver. RIP mwanawe

  6. kesterkalonga says:

    Eni maminibusi ayenera Ku malemba ntchito azimayi ngoz zambiri pa nseu ma driver ake amakhala amuna azimai sikwenikwen kuchota ngozi ND galimoto.

  7. Abdul razak muhammed karim says:

    First of all gud riddance to the stupid driver for killing himself, vuto eni ma min bus amalemba ntchito ma driver oti alibe ambition in life ,no familly responsibillity kwawo anachoka kalekale zoti ali moyo akwawo samadziwa, no school kapena kuti “Akafansiyanji” they dnt care about the lives of others, their own life and the owners wealth, chomwe amadziwa nkupanga dolla ya lero basi

  8. malawi says:

    Ma drivers ambiri ama Min bus they think panseu pali akatswili,when you tell them that they are driving recklessly they give a stupid answer like ndinayamba kuyendetsa galimoto kale kale,so its time malawians we should do something when the driver is driving recklessly

  9. Namisako. says:

    THE FUCKIN DRIVER IS TO BLAME,POOR JUDGEMENT ON THE ROAD COUPLED WITH UNRULEY BEHAVIOU ( MWANO ) PASSENGERS ALSO SHARE THE BLAME.SOMETIMES PASSENGERS ENCOURAGE THE DRIVER TO RUSH INORDER TO CATCH UP WITH TIME OBLIVIOUS OF THE FACT THAT IT ONLY RUSHES THEM TO THE GRAVES.LET US ALL TAKE RESPONSIBITY.WE ARE CUSTODIANS OF OUR OWN LIVES AND NOT THE DRIVER.REPORT THESE RUDE DRIVERS TO RELEVANT AUTHORITIES RIGHT THERE IN OUR JOURNEYS

  10. emmanuel says:

    Ngozi zantunduwu zikuchuluka kamba ka conductor tatsika,kapena kuti Atrafic police ambiri ndi achiyengo

  11. Courtex says:

    Vuto si oyendesa, koma a Minibus Association (MA) kuphatikizaso eni ma Minibus, khalidwe alibeeee amamuuza driver daily limit ya ndlama yoti azibweresa, zimene zikupangisa kuti ma Driver asamathe kuona bwino kamba kothamangira kufuna kuti zomwe anagwilizana ndi bwana zitheke, nkona ngozi sizikutha pa nseu kamba koopa kukalipiridwa ngati ndlama sizinakwane zomwe anapangana.

  12. farouche says:

    The driver …Y? RIP .

  13. Nyasatimes get ur facts straight t did nt overturn a lorry with no indicators made a suddern turn so the driver had no time to manouver even mr nyaude doesn’t knw the truth

  14. blessings Kaponda says:

    Window drivers can drive safely when not in vehicles.

  15. Zanako says:

    Now time ziti kweni kweni apolisi akuti it overturned. Eye witness says it hit a lorry .are this two different vehicle accidents?

  16. prince says:

    lets not blame the police but we the passengers coz we do fail using our rights whenever we have boarded a bus. Let us caution the bus driver when he is speeding, if he continues we have mandate of boarding another

  17. Ma minibus a Kilimanjalo kuthamanga kwambiri komaso overloading too much. Imagine minbus ya Kilimanjalo kunyamula hardware(zisulo za njinga) pansi ponse ndi kutenga anthu four four mipando 21 passenger kuphatikiza ndi pa shamba. Nde amathanga ngati akuwathamangisa. Paseli samala ma bus akoso nde nkhani zake anthu akunyamula 21 popita chimozi mozi pobwera

  18. MULHAKHO says:

    Amaninbus ndi zitsiru chomwe amathamangila sichimaziwika, zakhala bwino kuti driver naye wathera pompo ena atengelepo phunziro. Koma nsambi kwa mwana osalakwayo rest in peace. Madriver amaonjeza too much amayamba kumwa agwape ndi ma win nkutengaso anthu ochuluka nkumathamangaso kwambiri amaganiza bwanji? Anthu opanda maganizo eti zisiru, mbuzi, agalu nawonso azifa choncho.

  19. Chipapwiche Kajhalwiche says:

    Ma speed trap ntchito kunenepetsa a traffic khoba m’malo moteteza ngozi? Mwaonatu dyera lanu mbava inu laphetsa wandhu.

  20. glyn felix says:

    trafic police where are now? mizimu ya anthu osalalwa zachisoni kumalawi.

  21. Mac says:

    It did not overturn. The minibus driver was trying to avoid cyclist and in the process hit lorry ya mchenga that what happened. Too bad ofcourse.

  22. SOKONOMBWE says:

    KODI MUKUDANDAULA CHIYANI YAPA ? TRAFFIC POLICE CALL THESE MINIBUSES ” MOVING ATMS “

  23. chepetsani says:

    THERE SHOULD BE A LAW THAT NO MINUSES WILL OVERTAKE OTHER VEHICLES IF THERE ARE PASSENGERS INSIDE. OR LET THE GOVERNMENT INTRODUCE MORE BIGGER BUSSES LIKE UTM.

  24. bryt says:

    pepan anafedwa nonso madriver aminibus too much spidy mumathamangila chan stupit

  25. pepani says:

    Our laws our traffic officers they are there to make monies. Our traffic POlice are thhere to be bribed tooo badddd

  26. Prodigalson says:

    Lesson to all drives please take care see our friends has lost their lives (RIP).

  27. Chigandu says:

    You are right@ Jerry the Traffic Policemen in Malawi have never been serious,when they are on the road all they want is money and money only, they don’t care what happens next.Rest in Peace to the dead and Get Well Soon to the injured,may the healing hand of the Almighty GOD touch you all,Amen.

  28. chonchobe says:

    Cant the Road Traffic Directorate find a way to set automatic speed limits for all min buses at the time of registering the vehicles and the cost should be borne by the minibus owner(s). how long shall we watch people dying unnecessarily due to recklessness of these mad minibus drivers!

  29. MULOPWANA says:

    NGOZI ZIMACHITIKA NDITHU, OSAYANKHULA MWACHIPONGWE POTI NGOZIYO NDIYA MINBUS, NGATI ULIBE NDALAMA ZOGULILA MINBUS JUST BE QUITE, UKAPANDA MANO USAMASWA PHALE, ASIYENI ANZANU AMAPEZELAMO MCHERE,

  30. Therere says:

    minibuses should not travel over 100 kms, some minibuses travel from Mangochi to Limbe ,or mangochi to Lilongwe that should stop

  31. BBC says:

    May their souls rest in peace.

  32. yuona says:

    I blame corruption over some of these accidents. Most minibuses are not road worthy and their drivers do not have time to learn defensive driving skills let alone passenger service driving yet the authorities are there. Zikumatiwawatu!!

  33. Ozone layer says:

    Most minibus drivers are too excited to be behind the wheel probably it’s something they never dreamed they would achieve in their lifetime. They always want to overtake any vehicle in front of them as if being behind another vehicle is a traffic offence! Most of them also lack experience to handle a vehicle in an emergency due to their low IQ.

  34. Tchutchutchu says:

    The policemen/women are to blame, they are so corrupt.

  35. Vuto ndi Multipaty amalawi. Sitinaivetse. Ufulu opanda nawo Udindo ndizimenezi.Kale kunali UTM Bus basi panalibe zothamangitsana mumisewu chifukwa iwo amayendera nthawi basi yonyamukira ndi yoti akafikire.

  36. weezy says:

    ngozi imachitika panthawi yake ,izi ndizomvesa chisoni chapangitsa sitingachiziwe

  37. G. Gowe says:

    I do not know why we have these useless so called police men manning roadblocks. They are there to collect money from minibus drivers. Authorities pretend not to know all this nosense. Why can’t you bring sense to these officers or just remove the roadblocks because they serve no purpose

  38. Jerry says:

    Traffic police let these minibuses pass through even if they have 5 extra passengers standing apart from the 21 seated ones, as long as they make a plan they pass all the way to Limbe from Mangochi and otherway round

  39. Rose Chiona Banda says:

    Pepani pepani

  40. Lexxxie says:

    Nde ma min b a Mangochi amenewo, too much speeding and overloading, kumadutsa ma roadblock bwinibwino a traffic angolandira kenakake basi zatha zikatero, TRAFFIC POLICE IS TO BLAME

  41. Christian says:

    I always argue with mini bus drivers when they are over speeding…these mini buses are death traps and a big shame to the so called traffic police they collect K200 to let these drivers go without anything.

  42. Naphili says:

    I have been in Malawi recently and I was appaled by the way these minibus drivers behave on the roads of Malawi, Its all about overtaking and speed,People will continue to die and unfortunately there is no altenative to these death traps|Dont expect The so called leaders to do anything about it, They are busy getting rich|

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