South African man shot dead in Karonga, Malawi Police confirms

Police in Karonga the northern border district of Malawi are hunting for a criminal gang who have shot dead a South African citizen and robbed him a bag containing cash amounting to 200 US Dollars  in the early morning of Saturday at Mufwa Lodge where he camped with his friends.

According to the eye witness , Bosco Kanyika who is a watchman at the lodge the incident happened around 2am on Saturday morning.

The South African man – his identity is being withheld – was on holiday in Karonga when a female traveller woke to three armed men in her tent.

“The thugs first shot in the air and then attacked the South African,” said Kanyika.

“One of the thugs wanted to shoot me but the grace of God I was spared,” he added.

Karonga Police Officer in Charge Edward Chingayipe said the body of the South African who is in his mid 50s from Ballito in Durban, is at the local hospital in Karonga.

He said police were investigating the incident.

The development comes after another Botswana citizen was also shot dead in Karonga at Kiwe roadblock in the month of June this year.

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200 dollars niichoko chomene ci kuti mukamateghe ngelwa kwa kabwiri


Very bad


Please my fellow citizens, lets not destroy the good image of our mother Malawi with death for USD 200.


This is barbaric – Malawi needs tourists, now they are being shot for USD200; that is sad. Insecurity is worst in Malawi, and unfortunately the police is involved. When will Malawi be run as a normal country.

Chakhwawa dums.

200 dollars ndi ndalama yochepa kwambiri yoti timatha kuyipeza mu chovala chamwana mu bale la zovala siyochosera moyo wa munthu iyayi ndi umphawi wanji amalawi?


Y not be a shamed, mukafika nayo kuti ndalama yochepa ngati imeneyo kungotenga mbiri apa


B ashammed of your deeds guys. 200$ zoona!??.
Uncle mary amakhala pa Lilongwe bridge amakwanitsa kupempha ndalama ngat imeneyi pamwezi osaphela munthu.


Rest in peace. My special condoles to oh South African who are here in Malawi, we hopes zat Malawi iz good country since 1942. We as Malawian, we wll work wth de cvops for investigate dis inceadent. Ah de gunsters who z killng an innocent pples its nt aMalawian bt from othr country whch z cross to us. May hs soul rest in peace

Saiton Phiri

Actually let’s hope these gangsters are not Malawians, they might be from Tanzania.


Mukufuna mutipwetekese ife tiri ku SA????

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