Crocodile kills man in Mangochi

Shire River

A 17-year-old man identified as Gift Mwandidi died on Wednesday after being bitten by a crocodile at Kazembe Dock along Shire River in Mangochi district.

According to Mangochi police spokesperson Rodrick Maida, on the fateful day the deceased went to Kazembe Dock for bathing. Mangochi

While bathing he was attacked by a crocodile which carried him into deep waters. Fishermen who were around chased the crocodile using canoes.

“Sensing danger the crocodile run away for its life leaving the victim unconscious with severe multiple injuries on both ribs,” said Maida.

The victim was rushed to Mangochi District Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Postmortem conducted at Mangochi District Hospital revealed that death was due to loss of blood and suffocation.

The matter was reported to wildlife personnel for further action as the crocodile is fierce in search of its prey.

Gift hailed from Kazembe Village, Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi.




  1. whether man or boy koma mwaziwa chomwe akutanthauza, musatibowe ngat ndnu nokha munapita kusukulu! mukulimbana nd zinthu zot eni ake azungu sakhala nazo buzy. awa si mayeso a maneb ayi! evn attack sometimes comes with biting, nde vuto nd chan apa!

  2. Its better to use standard English, a crocodile doesn’t do what you’ve written, it attacks someone to death. Dog bites, snake bites, wasps or bees sting, lion, hyenas, leopards, crocodiles all these animals simply attack. So if a crocodile had bitten someone else????

    1. If a person has been attacked to death, then he has been killed. Animals that have teeth do bite using those teeth. One can also say they attack by biting. On the other hand non standard English can be used to arouse the interest of the readers. There are alot of books and stories in which non standard English is used and they are very interesting eg. “Uncle Ben’s Choice” by Chinua Achebe, “The Treasure Of Lemon Brown” by Wlter Dean Myers. So what?

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