Malawi Police arrest teenager: Stabbed to death girlfriend’s father for affair disapproval  

Malawi Police in Balaka are keeping in custody an 18 –year – old boy identified as Tinkhani Nyundo for allegedly stabbing to death his prospective father in-law Dennis Moses.

Balaka Police Public Relations Officer, Edith Kachotsa said the suspect has been in a love relationship with the daughter to Dennis Moses despite the father’s disapproval of the courtship.

Said Kachotsa: “All  along, the parent has been trying to see the relationship dissolved but to no avail till February 14, 2018 when the tragedy happened.”

“The girl left home to meet her boyfriend and the father became suspicious and started following her. He met them within the village and a fierce fight broke out between the father and the suspect,” she added.

Kachotsa said in the ensuing fight, it is alleged that Moses (now deceased) produced a knife and stabbed the suspect on the left arm which propelled the suspect to garner more strength and overpowered the old man.

“In fact, he grabbed the same knife used by the deceased and stabbed him in the chest and forehead,” Kachotsa said.

The police publicist added that Moses fell unconscious immediately he was stubbed and was taken to Balaka District Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival at the facility.

Kachotsa said postmortem conducted at the district hospital revealed that death was due to severe loss of blood.

Moses, 54, hailed from Waleya Village while the suspect Nyundo hails from Kampeni Village both in Traditional Authority Nsamala in the district.

The suspect will soon appear before court to answer a charge of murder.

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This is a very complicated issue,firstly,who is wrong here?The causer of this whole news is the daughter to the deceased.Her father warned her about this affair but she could not listen to the advise given to her.If i may go deeper to the side of the girl you might find that she is yet to complete her education.Secondly,to the boy who killed the man,the time he saw the father to his girlfriend coming to them why did he not run for safety?This shows the boy was so stubborn and he had no respect to the man.Besides all these,they are so… Read more »

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Man slaughter not murder koma nao mpaka mpeni zachibwezi zomwezi

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he was just trying to defend himself over that deceased and uncivilized idiot father leave the dude


The suspect must be released with immediate effect. There is nothing wrong which he has done. He had no idea of killing the deceased.


Why must he be released?Its a murder case and he must face the law.I can not marry a lady who’s parents are not willing for our marriage no matter what.Who gonna bless our marriage?


I feel for the girl, she has lost a father and boyfriend. Uchitsiru weniweni


So the father was the one who brought the knife and started stabbing the guy? Iyitu inali defense, not planned murder. Oyenda ndi lupanga, adzafa ndi lupanga lomwelo!!


The father could have killed the boy, he had a knife, planned to kill but was killed by his own knife. why keeping the boy in for murder. this is was self defence.


This is man slaughter and not murder amwene. In fact it was out of self defense that the accused ended up slaughtering the deceased. He was attacked first.


That boy shud be charged for man slaughter not murder, he did that in self defense

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