Hit and run driver kills MDF soldier


A cruel driver hit and killed a Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier before escaping the scene of the accident in Blantyre on Monday, Police say.

Limbe police Deputy Public Relations Officer Pedzesai Zembeneko has confirmed to Malawi24 and said the driver also hit a security guard who suffered injuries.

He identified the soldier as 26 year-old Yamikani Phiri and the guard as Julius Stafford.

road accidentAccording to Zembeneko, the car was coming from the direction of Blantyre town heading to Limbe.

When it reached the Independence Arc, the vehicle hit the soldier who died on the spot. A moment later it struck a security guard who was watching over the Arc.

“It is true that an unknown car which we are yet to find has hit a Malawi Defence Force soldier to death at Independence Arc,” the police spokesperson said.

Zembeneko added that the guard sustained severe head injuries and has been admitted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.

Stafford comes from Chibwana Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kuntaja in Blantyre while the deceased Yamikani Phiri hailed from Jauma village in the area of Traditional Authority Malema in Zomba District.



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