Police in the lake shore district of Malawi, Nkhata Bay, have launched an intensive manhunt for suspects in connection with the death a 57 year-old Thomas Longwe.
According to the Nkhata Bay police through their public relations officer Ignatius Esau said Mr Longwe was found dead in the forest of Kandoli.
“We received a report from from Mr Amos Longwe that the deceased has been found lying dead on stagnant water within Kandoli forest. We rushed immediately to the scene of the incident and we confirm with you about the incident “, said Esau.
According to the police report made available to News Watch Reviews by Esau, it says that the deceased left home on July 7, 2016 went to mwambazi market to sell his fish but he never returned home.
This prompted the family to start searching for him and on June 10 he was found dead in a stagnant water within Kandoli forest.
The deceased sustained deep cuts on forehead and on the upper lip.
Nkhata Bay district hospital personnel conducted postmortem which revealed that death was due to strangulation.
No arrests have been made yet.
Thomas Longwe hailed from Khoza village in the area of Traditional Authority Timbiri in the district.
In a related development a six year old boy identified as Oscar Phiri of Kamuti village in the area of Traditional Authority Fukamalaza in Nkhata Bay disrtict was hit to death by a car when he was crossing the road from left to right.
The car involved in an accident with registration number MJ 7509 Toyota Corolla Saloon was driven by Isaac Munthali, 36, of Nyankhwemba village in the area of Traditional Authority Kampingo Sibande in Mzimba district.
He was driving from Mzuzu towards Chintheche and the incident happened at Maula trading centre.