Boy, 8, dies after being hit by car driven by father

An eigh year-old boy died Sunday afternoon after being run over by a vehicle which was being driven his father at Chindindindi in Mzimba District.

The deceased, Stanley Jere and his friends are said to have fallen off from an open vehicle which being driven by his father, Benson Jere.

Confirming the accident, Mzimba Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Peter Botha said the deceased was run over by a three tonner Toyota Dyna as Jere was reversing the vehicle.

“As he was reversing the vehicle, the boy fell near a rear tyre which run over his head and died on the spot” the PRO explained.

Botha said Jere was not aware that there were children behind the vehicle as the children were to the blind side of the vehicle.

Jere 40, who hails from Symon Jere Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Chindi in Mzimba District, is in custody at Mzimba Police Station.

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Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

The dad does not belong in jail! Is he at risk of escaping from the country or what?
This is a double whammy for him – let him grieve and bury his son – poor man.
Mwina a Polisi ndi ma jelasi apatu.

jsk
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jsk

very sad

Change
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Change

Malawi Police lack logic. The whole institution needs a major overhaul for sure. The caliber of police officers is so poor

c chimbatata
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c chimbatata

The problem here is, there is no reasoning capacity in our police officers. What they will tell you is, reckless driving so you need to be in the cell, even without understanding the scenario.please a police we appreciate ntchito yomwe mumagwira, BUT improve on how you think; let the father go and mourn his son. Milandu later!

Toka
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Toka

What is he doing in the police custody? Has he killed his son intentionally?

James
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James

Why jail the guy? This was not deliberate, I think it’s better to leave the guy so that he mourns his son.

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