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.