Ufulu, 21-year-old son of two of Malawi’s top legal activists Edge and Ngeyi Kanyongolo, died after drowning in a swimming pool at the on-going Lake of Stars music festival, police and family have confirmed.
“Yes, we can confirm the death by drowning early this morning but we’re still investigating what happened,” said Mangochi police spokesman Roderick Maida.
Details are still sketchy about what happened but sources say Ufulu and friends wanted to cool off in the swimming pool after a night of dance and partying.
Lake of Stars, Malawi’s premier international music festival, started Friday and is scheduled to end Sunday.
It has attracted artists from England, Scotland, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia, among others. Organizers say the festival will go on despite the tragedy.