“When the victim escaped, Mpuluka fired an avalanche of gunshots at his vehicle.”
The saying love is sweet but hurts, may seem an overused cliché to many, but for three people in an entanglement in the eastern Lakeshore district of Malawi, this is truer and fiction as they had a rude awakening as love has given them a bite in the ‘nibbles.’
Police in Mangochi are holding up in cell former chairperson of Muhlakho wa Alhomwe, Muchana Mpuluka, for allegedly shooting at a man whom he found at his girlfriend’s house at Mwanyama Village in Mangochi on Wednesday night.
Mangochi Police identified the victim as Edward Mbalasa of Mapira Village, T/A Mponda in the district.
Mangochi Police deputy spokesperson, Amina Daudi, said the victim is in a love affair with a love-rat nurse Vanilla Makhuli who works at Mangochi District Hospital, who is also in a relationship with Mpuluka.
And on Wednesday night, Mpuluka arrived at Ms Makhuli’s house, only to find the victim in the bedroom.
Daudi said in the course of confrontation, Mpuluka fired some gun shots, injuring the victim on his right foot.
Said Daudi: “When the victim escaped, Mpuluka allegedly fired some shots at the victim’s vehicle before leaving the scene.”
However, Mpuluka handed himself over to Police on Thursday morning and he will appear in court Friday to face changes of acts intending to cause grievous harm and malicious damage.