Some members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have been involved in a fatal road accident in Phalombe district where one official died on the spot, police have confirmed.
DPP vehicle Toyota Hilux Registration number BP8671 with 10 party officials on board overturned at Nalingula along Phalombe-Migowi after the driver failed to negotiate a corner.
One of the officials, Victor Mwenda aged between 25 and 30 from HHI in Blantyre died on the spot; another victim has been referred to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) for treatment while others are currently being treated at Phalombe health centre and Holy Family Mission hospital.
The officials, according to Phalombe Police were on their way to funeral in Mitekete which is in Parliamentarian Anna Kachikho’s constituency.
“The accident happened at around 2am today (Thursday September 25th). Some of the officials are said to be from Blantyre while others are from here in Phalombe,” explained Phalombe police publicist, Augustus Nkhwazi.
One of the victims is the party’s Phalombe district governor, Lawrence Makata. There is no immediate statement from the party at meantime.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :