Malawi police Commissioner Wilson Matinga died on Monday evening after a short illness, it has been confirmed.
Matinga was until his death a Commissioner for the Eastern Region.
National police Publicist, Rhoda Manjolo told Nyasa Times Commissioner Matinga had collapsed during a meeting on Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead at Malosa Hospital where he was rushed to.
”He went for a community policing in Malosa and while addressing the members he felt dizzy and collapsed. He was rushed to Malosa Hospital where he was immediately given oxygen,” explained Manjolo.
According to Manjolo, Commissioner Matinga was diagnozed with Malaria and had high Blood Pressure.
He will be buried on Wednesday 11th November, 2015 in his home village Mitepa, T/A Mpama in Chiradzulu district.
Commissioner Matinga was enlisted in Malawi Police Service on 18th January,1997 and was promoted to the rank of Commissioner on 24th December, 2010.
He was a holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, majoring in Economics.
Matinga is survived by his wife and two children.
He was once a Commissioner for the Southern Region but was controversially transferred to Eastern Region in 2014 following political violence in Thyolo district between the then ruling People’s Party (PP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters.