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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 10:25

Unknown criminals murder 58-year-old in Nsanje

Written by  Martin Chiwanda

Nsanje, May 20, 2020: Police in Nsanje are hunting for unknown criminals who have killed a 58-year-old man in the district, according Nsanje Police Spokesperson Sub Inspector Agnes Zalakoma.


She confirmed the development in an interview Tuesday, saying the deceased is identified as Jackson Panyapo from Khaana Village in Traditional Authority Mlolo in the district. He was killed between Saturday and Sunday.


“The deceased was staying alone in a temporary shelter situated in a bushy area after being rejected by his relatives,” Zalakoma said adding that the deceased’s nephew Alex Kathumba discovered him dead in his shelter.


According to Zalakoma, the communities reported the matter to police who later visited the scene and took the body to Fatima Health Centre for postmortem where it was confirmed death was due to excessive loss of blood secondary to a big cut on the neck.


Meanwhile, the law enforcers have launched a manhunt for the assailants and if arrested, they will answer the charge of murder, according to Zalakoma.


From January this year to date, seven murder cases have been recorded in the district against six last year during the same period, according to police records.