Karonga mob burns vehicle after hitting cyclist

Angry villagers in Karonga burnt to ashes a Toyota Vitz registration number NU 675 after the driver hit to death a cyclist due to reckless driving.

The car has been identified as property belonging to Anderson Kaweche, Karonga Agricultural Development Division (ADD) deputy programs manager.

Karonga police deputy PRO, George Mlewa, confirmed the development, saying it occurred around 6 pm on Sunday along the Karonga-Chitipa M1 Road.

“A fracas erupted in the aftermath of the accident and the angry villagers burnt the vehicle to ashes,” said Mlewa.

Mlewa also mentioned that they were keeping Kaweche who is expected to appear in court soon for irresponsible driving and murder charges.

An eye witness Gabriel Kamanga said the villagers got furious when they noticed that Kaweche was planning on running away rather than being responsible.

The deceased, Mateyu Mwamulima, 50, hailed from Mwafilaso Village, Traditional Authority Kyungu in the district.

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Mbwiye Chemotimoti
Mbwiye Chemotimoti
4 years ago

I agree with the idea of testing the cyclist if he was drunk or not. It is possible that he caused the accident other than the vehicle driver.
Police should do something on this. I also demand that those burnt the vehicle should be arrested because they are not judges. How did they know that the driver was wrong. Is it only because the cyclist died and therefore innocent. Mxiii !

advisory committee
advisory committee
4 years ago

This is not murder but causing death by reckless driving check the law nyasatimes

Gwede
Gwede
4 years ago

Ayi ndithu ma consolo achitepo ka nthu in partnership with police

Mwana mngonde
Mwana mngonde
4 years ago

Mob justice everywhere mmm hope something is wrong somewhere in our social system, anyway, it saves time and money! Our prisons are already full, no justice for the poor in our courts, so i believe that is the simplest way of dealing with criminals!!!

thumbo waseta
4 years ago

fyakago fyaku karonga fikonyofu,fitakwepuka museu!!!!!!!!!!…..

tonde wakufa
tonde wakufa
4 years ago

yayi msatelo tsano ka okulu okulu kodi mmesa paja opilisi omati tikanjata wanthu tisamalange tokha,tsano ndikuti yapapa wanthu owotcha motikalewo onjatidwesotu,

kachaso
kachaso
4 years ago

The dead cyclist should be charged of being reckless…
Before burial get tests as well on him …kachaso too much pa ka

pido
4 years ago

KU Malawi kukhala ndi Galimoto ndi chimo. Bwanji apolisi sagwira pedestrian olakwitsa malamulo pa msewu. For example ma fligh overs sagwira ntchito mtauni yet police traffic is there not enforcing the laws on the roads. This is why cyclists think they are the owners of the road and not motor vehicle drivers. Sure boma lingamange tarmak road kuti munthu aziseweramo ndi phazi lake?

Madala madala
Madala madala
4 years ago

sad news

chintemwende
chintemwende
4 years ago

Iwe olemba news uzifufuza bwino Kaye. The vehicle was vista not viz, he is not Kaweche but Kawejere. Sitimatinso deputy programs manager koma deputy programme manager.

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