An irate crowd in Balaka on Wednesday set ablaze a vehicle belonging to a Malawi Defence Force soldier for accidentally hitting to death a 15 year old boy.
Police spokesperson in Balaka Joseph Sauka confirmed the rampage at Ulongwe Police Station saying police officers were overpowered by the irate crowd that was baying for the blood of 36 year old Christopher Semu.
“They smashed the car with any object their hands could lay on before they set it ablaze,” he said.
Sauka said Semu is currently in police custody and has since been charged with an offence of reckless driving causing death.
He said the accident happened at Balaka Turn off.
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