6 October 2016 Last updated at: 1:56 AM

Shop owner stabbed to death in Mzuzu

A thug has stabbed to death a 28 year-old shop owner at Luwinga in Mzuzu city, Police say.

According to information made available to this publication by Constable Francis Fountain of Blantyre police, the deceased has been identified as Martin Mzunda.

Martin Mzunda

Martin Mzunda slain.

Constable Fountain said the incident occurred at St. Augustine in Luwinga Township on Tuesday October 4 at around 10pm.

He said the deceased Mzunda was selling in his shop when suddenly the assailant came and stabbed him on his chest with a knife.

The victim was later taken to the hospital where upon arrival, he was pronounced dead and the matter was reported to the police.

Community members managed to arrest the suspect who has been identified as Isaac Chiumia, 26, of Chituka village in the area of Traditional Authority Malengamzoma in Nkhatabay district.

Chiumia who is in police custody at Mzuzu will soon appear before court to answer the charge of murder.

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