Boat Owner and Other Three Suspects Arrested Over Capsized Boat That Claimed 4 Lives in Nkhotakota

Nkhotakota police spokesperson, Williams Kaponda has confirmed the arrest of three people in connection to the boat that capsized on lake malawi and claimed the lives of four women.

One of the arrested is the owner of the boat, Daudi Chilesi aged 42.

The other two are Uriah Kapepa, 42 and Saidi Ndelemani, 23 both from Mtenje Village.

The owner of the boat is answering the charges of sending unseaworthy vessel or boat and use of unregistered vessel or boat.

The other two suspects will answer the charge of causing death which is contrary to section 210 of the penal code.

The Boat carried 15 passengers on Lake Malawi including businesswomen who were going to buy fish at Sungu Spit in the district on Sunday.

While on the way, the boat capsized and led to disappearing of four women who were amongst the 15 passengers.

It was on Monday when 3 bodies were found near Bondo fishing Dock while the other remaining body was discovered last Tuesday.

All the suspects hail from the area of senior chief Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota district.


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