A Malawian tourist has been found dead in Mulanje’s Likhubula River this morning, Malawi24 can report.
The tourist went to swim at the river where he later drowned though locals suspect that he had jumped into the pool in order to commit suicide.
According to Mulanje resident Kondwani Chamwala, the man who only identified himself as Kamphonje to Lodge staff and tour guides arrived in the district on Tuesday.
Chamwala said the tourist refused to have his details recorded in visitors’ book at Likhubula pools and the lodge where he spent his night.
“Yesterday (Tuesday) Kamphonje jumped on Dziwe la Nkhalamba but he was rescued. He was claiming that he was a good swimmer. He attempted Likhubula pools too but was also rescued thanks to guide and onlookers,” said Chamwala.
But on Wednesday morning he went back to the pool after lying to the Lodge staff that he was going to look for his lost keys at the river.
He did not return and was later found dead in the river.