vehicle on the convoy of former president Bakili Muluzi from Lilongwe
heading for Blantyre killed Chitekwe Zokola, 30, between Manjawira and
Senzani in Ntcheu Thursday afternoon.
Both United Democratic Front (UDF) Deputy Secretary General Hophmally
Makande and the police confirmed the accident in separate interviews.
“We noticed that a vehicle on the convoy had hit a person, so we
stopped and attended to the person who died on the spot. The convoy
delayed by an hour waiting for the police,” Makande said.
He said Muluzi left the spot of the accident as soon as the police
arrived, adding that the dead body was taken to the Ntcheu District
Ntcheu Police publicist Gift Matewere also confirmed that Zokola, from
Matale Village, Sub-Traditional Authority Tsikulamowa died on the spot
after being hit by one of the vehicles on Muluzi’s convoy.
He said the car that hit Zokola was number nine of the convoy and it registration number was BN 2025.
“Zokola was hit when he was trying to cross to the other side of the
road without checking whether the convoy had passed,” Matewere said.
He said the vehicle would be examined to establish its roadworthiness.
Matewere identified the driver as Francis Bwaila, 48, from Chasemphana Village, Traditional Authority Nsomba in Blantyre.
He said the police were currently investigating the matter to establish the cause of the accident.