Malasi Police in Phalombe district are keeping in custody a 23-year-old man, Steven Nampinga for allegedly stabbing to death a colleague at a beer drinking joint.
Phalombe police Public Relations Officer, Augustus Nkhwazi said Nampinga committed the offence on Saturday 12th August, 2017. He stabbed to death Wyson Mbalule 31 years old with a knife.
“On this day, at around 6pm both the deceased and suspect were taking beer at a local beer-hall within Mangoza village T/A Mkhumba in Phalombe. In the course, the two picked a quarrel and the suspect excused himself from the quarrel by running away,” explained Nkhwazi.
“It is alleged the deceased followed the suspect and caught up with him. A fight broke out between the two. In the course of the fight, it is believed that the deceased produced a knife with intention to stab the suspect but suspect grabbed it and stabbed the deceased instead around the neck.”
Victim was rushed to Phalombe Health Centre where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Postmortem revealed he died due to internal bleeding.
Nampinga is expected to appear before court soon on murder charge contrary to section 209 of the Penal Code.
Mbalule hailed from Mangoza village T/A Mkhumba while Nampinga hails from Chanasa village T/A Mkhumba in Phalombe.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :