Malawi Congress Party (MCP) parliamentary candidate for Chikwawa East Constituency in next Tuesday’s by-elections, Foster Thipiwa, yesterday survived a fatal car accident when his vehicle overturned three times at a place called Monjo,a few kilometres before reaching Masenjere Trading Centre where he was rushing for a campaign rally.

Speaking from Chikwawa District Hospital where he had been rushed to for medical assistance, Thipiwa said the accident happened as he was trying to avoid hitting some animals which were trying to cross the road at the place, only to realise that in the lane where he had switched to was an oncoming motor bike with two people on board.

He said it was in an attempt to avoid hitting the motor bike that he lost control of the vehicle.

Thipiwa, who was still in shock at the time of the interview, said he and other three party members he was travelling with have all survived the accident with minor injuries.

Meanwhile, MCP Regional Chairperson for the Southern Region Peter Simbi who visited Thipiwa said the party is grateful to God for sparing the life of its candidate and that the party shall intensify campaign in the area with only few days remaining before the by-elections.

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