Police in Zomba are keeping in custody a 41-year-old man, Never Matewere for allegedly murdering a 29-year-old man, Samuel Navaya.

It is alleged that the suspect in the morning of March 29, 2020 at Chiimilire Restaurant in Zomba City found Navaya (now deceased) insulting a business lady. The suspect reasoned with the deceased to stop the insults, a development that angered the deceased who turned against him.

The suspect lost his tempers and beat up the late Navaya, leaving him unconscious.

Matter was reported to Zomba police who rushed with the deceased to Zomba Central Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Postmortem revealed that death was due to internal bleeding following visceral rapture.

Police therefore arrested Matewere who will appear before court to answer charge of murder when investigations are through.

Meanwhile, police in the district are warning people against taking the law in their hands, but report such cases to the law enforcers for assistance.

Matewere comes from Nkanda Village, Traditional Authority Nkanda in Mulanje while the late Navaya hailed from Nalingula Village, Traditional Authority Nkhumba in Phalombe district.

Sergeant Patrick Maseko,
Deputy Public Relations Officer,
Zomba Police Station

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