A road traffic Police Officer based in Zomba has hit a man to death in Dedza.
Dedza Police Deputy Publicist Cassim Manda confirmed the development, saying the accident occurred on Friday in the evening at Msambiro near Dedza Mountain View Lodge while Innocent Sulani driving from Lilongwe to Zomba hit the pedestrian.
Manda said Sulani hit the 52-year-old pedestrian Samson John who was crossing M1 Road and died on the spot due to the impact causing severe head injuries.
Sulani, working for Zomba Road Traffic and Safety Services, was driving a Honda registration number MN 4928 saloon.
The deceased was coming from Chiyembekeza Village in Traditional Authority’s areas in the district when he met his fate.
In a related development a cyclist was also hit to death by a car in Dedza on the same day when the motor vehicle driven by Giant Scot hit to death 25-year-old cyclist Edezio Constantino.
Constatino aged 25 of Mtandamaha Village in Traditional Authority Kachindamoto in Dedza was hit while carrying a female passenger who sustained fracture injuries.
Scot driving a motor vehicle registration number BS 1402 Toyota Hilux Double Cabin was coming from Salima to Blantyre.