Mzuzu University student drowns in Lake Malawi

A 22 year old Mzuzu University (MZUNI) Student, Innocent Mlanda has died after drowning in Lake Malawi in Nkhata Bay district.

Innocent Mlanda has died after drowning in Lake Malawi

Nkhata Bay Police Publicist, Kondwani James, said the deceased alongside with his Catholic faithfuls from the University, held a farewell party for their outgoing fourth yearcolleagues, at Msondozi beach Lodge in Chintheche.

According to the leader of the group, Peter Machilika, the team arrived at the lodge at 11 am and conducted their programme successfully. Thereafter, the group opted to swim in the lake,” he said.

James said at around 5pm, when most members were getting out of the water, the deceased was seen drowning and was rescued and rushed to Chintheche Rural Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

He said autopsy revealed that the deceased succumbed to suffocation.

Police has advised people who don’t know how to swim, not to go into deep areas of the lake.

Late Mlanda hailed from Mponela village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Chakhaza in Dowa District.

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Mbuchindele
Mbuchindele
1 year ago

The boy reminds me of Brave, pa poly- who was thrown at the middle of the lake by his classmates and left to die. And the so called police do not even question the killers. Kaya azachenjera liti kaya akanganya amenewa

Hamlet
Hamlet
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbuchindele

I was there at Poly in 1995 when Brave drowned in Lake Malawi, but it is news to hear that his friends threw him into the deep waters. What we knew was that he was swimming while drunk, thats why he drowned quietly without his friends seeing him struggle. I remember at his funeral in Mzimba his family refused to have his body come down from the vehicle for three hours. If you knew that he was deliberately thrown into deep water, did you report to Police?

MADANDO
MADANDO
1 year ago

So sad, what a young promising soul… MHSRIEP

UTM ref
UTM ref
1 year ago

May His Soul Rest In Peace

the Don
the Don
1 year ago

Koma sch iyi pple die, iam 6months old in Mzuzu, upto this day about 6-8 have died from causes ranging from illnesses to road traffic accidents. Something needs to be done, 2Chron 7vs 14.

Truth Pains
1 year ago

Painful mmmh was still young that he had alot to contribute to the nation.
May his soul rest in internal peace.

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
1 year ago
Reply to  Truth Pains

‘Internal’ peace indeed.

CHIPYELERO
CHIPYELERO
1 year ago

SAD.MHSRP

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
1 year ago

dont drink and swim

Moses Thole
Moses Thole
1 year ago

Wat a lose. May his soul rest in peace…

Chanisani
Chanisani
1 year ago

Mzuni students deaths very often why

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