A fight between two young men over a K100 debt resulted into a tragedy in Lilongwe on Thursday as they both lost their lives.
The incident took place in Area 49 at a place commonly known as Pa Zebra, along the Kaunda Road.
Police have confirmed the incident and they have identified the two as Wanangwa Nyirenda, age unknown, of Muzwanthi Village, T/A Mwabulabo, Mzimba, and the other one as Zakif Latif, 22, of Chiuzira Village, T/A Tsabango in Lilongwe.
Eyewitnesses told Mana that Nyirenda and Latif, both drivers, engaged in a fight Thursday morning after they had played a pool game they had all put money (K100) on.
Latif, according to the source, had lost the game but he refused to honour his bet, a thing that angered Nyirenda hence, the fight.
Nyirenda hit Latif hard on the nose and the fight ended there – or so the on-lookers thought – only to start again late in the afternoon when Latif returned armed with a knife.
“When they met again at the pub Zakif charged towards Chawanangwa wielding a knife and before we knew it, he had stabbed him on the chest to the hilt and fled,” explained the source.
Zakif then quickly jumped into a minibus and sped off heading toward town.
But a group of about seven on-lookers jumped into another vehicle and chased after the minibus carrying Zakif and they intercepted it at the African Bible College where they flushed the assailant out and took him back to Zebra where Nyirenda lied in a pool of blood, apparently dead.
“The moment they arrived with him here, an angry mob stoned him to death,” explained the source.
He said the police intervened and shot in the air to scare the people but they could not contain the fury that the mob had.
Bodies of Zakif and Nyirenda were at Kamuzu Central Hospital as at Saturday pending post-mortem, according to Esther Mkwanda, Kanengo Police Spokesperson.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :