Murder suspect hands himself to Police

Police in Nkhotakota are keeping in custody Peter Mambiya who surrendered himself to the police after he killed Gibson Mwale in fight at Chigumukire in Nkhotakota in a scene that has left many arms akimbo looking at the events pertaining to the death of Mwale.

Nkhunga Police Public Relations Officer Austin Kaunda has confirmed of the arrest of the 41 year old Mambiya and death of 58 year old Mwale, saying Mambiya will appear before court soon to answer a case of murder which is contrary to section 209 of the penal code.

But mystery surrounds the motive behind the conduct of Mambiya’s former wife in her continued visiting of the suspect who upon chasing her on October 13 reported to her father who together with her brother went to the man armed with a panga knife to revenge.

“Mambiya was once a son in-law to Mwale before his marriage ended up in April 2015, and the woman remarried to another man in July 2015. However the woman kept on going to the suspect’s house for unknown reasons.

“On October 13 2015 she went to the garden of the suspect and started digging cassava without the consent of her former husband, an act which did not go well with suspect who forcibly chased her away. The woman reported the matter to her father (the deceased who while armed with a panga knife, left together with his son Andrew, and followed the suspect to his garden where he was watering his tomatoes.

“The two started accusing Mambiya of assaulting their relation, and in no time the fight arose. The deceased wanted to use his panga knife but was forced down by the suspect who wanted to disarm him, but in the process he fatally cut the deceased on the left rear neck with the very panga knife,” Kaunda told Malawi News Agency (Mana).

Later Andrew got hold of the panga knife and wanted to snatch it away from the hands of the accused but got hurt in the process, and it was a passerby identified as a Mr. Saka who successfully stopped the fight, and the suspect surrendered himself to the police.

A post mortem examination conducted at Kasitu Health Centre showed that Mwale, who was a forest patrol man at Dwambazi forest reserve and hailed from Chimunda Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kafuzira in the same district, died due to severe loss of blood.

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Kodi munthu akufuna kundigwiririra, ine kutenga mwala kumuswa diso andimanga? Ngati zili choncho basi munthu akafuna kundigwiririra ndizingoperekera kuwopa kuti ndikabenza andimanga


Murder for the sake of defence is an accident.


no wonder he has handed himself over to the police. He is a very intelligent man. He knows he will b free very soon. He acted in self defense. But i cant understand the motive of that woman. She got married to another man. Why trouble ur former husband? Nyele basi….. I have no kind words for u woman. Waphesa bambo ako

uppe zalira

There is nothing to hide here,the Man is innocent how can the whole father and son leave their place with matchetes in their hands confronting a Man in his territory.If i was a judge unfortunately am not ,i would have judged him innocent and let him free using any space deemed fit to him as exit point………


he was defending himself as one of the police officers who killed his own sons in cold blood did in Nyambadwe


This is self defence, the charge should be manslaughter and not murder


Release Mambiya unconditionally, he acted in self defence.


Achita kukamuputa nunthuyo pliz judges we are xpecting fair judgement!!!!!!


If the story is true,he is not guilty bcoz firstly,he was trying to protect his crops.secondly he was trying to defend himself from the people whom their intention was to kill him.Why carrying a Panga instead of just discussing the matter?AMBUYE KATHILILENI MBEWU ZINGAUME KULI DZUWA

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