‘Mad’ man murders Malawi Police officer in Nkhotakota

Resident of Ngala Traditional Cente in Nkhotakota on Saturday witnessed a horrifying scene when a man believed ti be mentally ill hacked to death a police officer fron Nkhunga Police Station.

The station’s spokesman Labani Makalani identified the deceased as Sub-Inspector Rodgers Kasitmu, 51.

He said on the fateful day, the deceased had just dismebraked from a bus in his way to Ngala Full Primary School to provide security in the on going National Registration Programme.

“The officer was unexpectedlt attacked by the man who seriously hacked him in the head by using a sharp metal.

“The officer sustained three cuts in the head,” Makalani said.

He said the late Kasitomuy was rushed to Ngala Health Centre where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Meanwhile, the mentally ill suspect, Christon Mlausi, 20 , is in police custody pending medical examination.

Makalani said tje outcome of the examination will determine whether the suspect can be charged with murder contrary to Section 309 of the Penal Code.

According to Police, Kasitomu, who came from Maone Village, Traditional Authority Nkalo in Chiradzulu, served in Malawi Police Service for 23 years.

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15 thoughts on “‘Mad’ man murders Malawi Police officer in Nkhotakota”

  1. john says:

    where are NGOs ?Had it been its a police officer slaping that madman u could have seen human rights org and athors against the police.

  2. ndadabwa says:

    boma mmalo mosamala izi, busy kudzilemeletsa. Peter Muthalika amandinyasa ndikamuganiza zomwe akupanga. bola akanangofa

  3. yahaya black says:

    sure in Zomba aroun the depot, who begs people by threat with a razor blade. I once met him and threatened me, but I didn’t pay any attention.

  4. Nyope says:

    Rodgers was my friend. We were together since firm one at Chiradzulo secondary. Sad

  5. Khwethemu says:

    Its very very sad. Av seen a picture of the slain Policeman lying on the ground not attended to. Someone need to provide us with answers. Reports that pipo watched this lunatic hack a defenceless Policeman. Long time the death penalty was brought back to stop these killings. Shame on Malawi government

  6. ungwelu says:

    Government must come up with a policy on these mentally ill persons. They are now days becoming a menace


    As for the Officer, May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace

  7. SADFACE says:

    so sad…..The government must surely do something about the street people they are becoming very violent….RIP

  8. grape says:

    It is very sad. Its also a wake up call for the authorities to think differently about the mentally challenges people.

  9. Ndinenenji? says:

    The country’s security agents should learn a lesson as these mentally ill persons are left hanging in the street while the are supposed to at ZA Mental Hospital.
    As a country we are very relaxed in most areas including this dangerous mental area.
    We need to wake up. Lets have a sweeping campaign (Mental Sweeping)

  10. this will one day happen in Zomba where we have a mad man who begs by force and tells you either akuphwanya if you don’t or aphwanya your car…tingoyang’anira..

    1. Adzonzi says:

      You r right!!!!

    2. Patrick says:

      You are right sir, this insane person is a threat.

  11. Charombanthu says:

    This animal knew what he was doing. He is not mentally disturbed/unfit. He must face the long arm of the law.

  12. mjiba says:

    May His Soul RIP. Sad

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