Alcohol and drug abuse is fueling violence related murders with the death toll rising in Thyolo.
Statistics are yet to be compiled and put public by the Police but more arrests are being made in relation to the charges that are raising further alarms.
The violent murders are occurring in youths aged between 20 and 28 years.
For instance, 21 year old Nachuma Namfuko has been arrested after allegedly beating his brother to death.
It is reported that on the night of June 9, 2016 the deceased, Kweni Palingwa 22, went to drink beer and on his return started quarreling with his brother Namfuko over petty issues.
The deceased produced a knife to stab the brother but their uncle intervened.
It is reported that the deceased was not happy with the uncle’s intrusion thereby pulled and twisted his private parts.
It is said Namfuko then took a stone and hit the deceased on the forehead which made him fall down.
He was pronounced dead on arrival at Thyolo District Hospital.
Police are now appealing to the youth to desist from practicing bad behaviour which may result in committing serious offences.
Edith Kachotsa, Police Public Relations Officer for Thyolo said; “Thyolo Police is concerned with the increase of murder cases committed by young men of the ages of 20 to 28 due to alcohol and drug abuse.
“Namfuko will appear in court to answer the charge of murder which is contrary to section 210 of the penal code.”
Nachuma Namfuko comes from Tholora village, Traditional Authority Chimaliro in Thyolo District.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :