‘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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john
john
4 years ago

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.
REST IN PEACE BROTHER

ndadabwa
4 years ago

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

yahaya black
yahaya black
4 years ago

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.

Nyope
4 years ago

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

Khwethemu
Khwethemu
4 years ago

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

ungwelu
ungwelu
4 years ago

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

PLEASE GOVERNMENT, SEND THESE PEOPLE TO ZOMBA MENTAL FACILITY

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

SADFACE
SADFACE
4 years ago

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

Siyani
Siyani
4 years ago

RIP

grape
grape
4 years ago

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

Ndinenenji?
Ndinenenji?
4 years ago

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)

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