13 family members involved in fatal accident

A 43 year old Robert Mwafulirwa died on the spot while 12 of his relations are receiving treatment at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) after being involved in a road accident in Nkhotakota.

Accident: What remains of the vehicle

Accident: What remains of the vehicle

Nkhunga Police Public Relations Officer, Precious Makuti confirmed the development to Malawi News Agency (Mana) Friday saying the family members met their fate Thursday at Kabiza in Nkhotakota.

He said the people were on their way to Karonga from Zomba where they were supposed to attend a tombstone unveiling ceremony of their departed father.

The PRO explained that the driver and owner of the Ford Ranger registration number DZ 3431 Humphrey Chiwaula, was trying to overtake another vehicle but in the process realized that there was another vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

“He lost control of the vehicle when he tried to return to his lane. The tyre burst and the vehicle overturned several times.

“Currently the 12 have been referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital after sustaining various injuries,” Makuti said.

Police have so far observed that it is high time their traffic department considered putting road signs along the already damaged Nkhotakota Dwangwa road which registers accidents every week resulting from its condition.

As we went to press, family members were working on repatriating the dead body from Matiki Health Centre in Dwangwa to Chimwang’ali Village, Traditional Authority Mwirang’ombe in Karonga.

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Mery bad Robert was my best friend mnyamata amene samakwi ndisuwa kusekelera kwanu bro RIP

Afana Zedi

Were all the 14 (driver Chiwaula, the deceased plus the 12 injured relatives) people travelling in the Ford Ranger? It appears the vehicle was extremely overloaded, which may make it harder to control and easy to lose balance. May the soul of the departed RIP!

be humane

Anthu tiphunzire kuti zikwangwani is for safety ya aliyense ngakhale enafe tiribe magalimoto koma nthawi zina timapezeka kuti takwera galimoto ndipo driver wathu adzalaephera kuzindikira zina pamsewu chifukwa chopanda zikwngwani. Lake shore road was one of the most zinkwangwaned roads in Malawi zinapita kuti abale anga zikwangwani? A Road traffick akayika zina tibanso and its not good for our country

Robust health wa Frozzy
Robust health wa Frozzy

All 13 family members were in the same car? my thought and condolence to the family.


This is bad and it becomes a heavy burden to bear for families involved like these.
My condolences to the families involved.


Very sad! Mwafwa tafwa!

The Salima-Dwambazi stretch of the lakeshore road s in a vey pathetic state indeed!


A reflection of the kind of leaders we have to day.


Yet DPP government is busy constructing useless roads in the lomwe belt. Bring 50+1 electoral reform please.


A reflection of the kind of drivers we have in Malawi!

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