2 MRA officials who sucked to their deaths in Mulanje buried

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) head of corporate affairs Steve Kapoloma said the two tax officials who  sucked to their deaths when they drowned on Friday after they slipped off and fell into a waterfall while hiking part of Mulanje Mountain were buried on Sunday.

Two MRA officials drown in Mulanje

Kapoloma identified the two officers as ICT officer Martin Jerenje and Abel Nyondo, a driver in MRA’s administration division.

He said the the deceased  were part of a team which went to review their Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA), which is used for clearing goods in customs.

“They slipped off and fell into a river while climbing a mountain,” said Kapoloma.

They were buried in Balaka and Chitipa respectively.

Mulanje Police Station spokesperson Gersham Ngwira, said the two were putting up at one of the upmarket lodges at the Boma, before they decided to go for a hike.

“The two on their way up [the mountain] one got tired and relaxed as the other two (now deceased) proceeded hiking.

“When they arrived at the waterfall in one of the rivers on the mountain, they took off their clothes to swim. However, due to a slippery terrain, they both slipped and fell into the waterfalls lying about 50 metres deep.”

Ngwira said police visited the scene and took the bodies to Mulanje District Hospital where postmortem revealed that death was due to head injuries.

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2 years ago
Reply to  Kaka

iwe kaka ndi mbuzi ya munthu

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2 years ago

Its very very sad. I know Jerenje’s Mother. She is a very good teacher at Wisdom Centre – Kaggwa Parish in Area 49. Please whenever trying to hike this ‘Wonder of the South’ use tour guides who are always available there. Don’t, and I repeat, don’t ever try to do it alone please I beg you!!!

2 years ago
Reply to  Mulanje Massif

In fact refrain from hiking. Mulanje mountain seems not to be an ordinary mountain mountain. Let the mountain stay alone.

2 years ago

May their souls rest in eternal peace.

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