Mother’s Day celebrations claim one life


He left Mzuzu for Chikale beach in Nkhatabay to have fun as part of Mother’s Day celebrations on Sunday but the day ended tragically for Kephas Bandana.

The 33-year-old drowned in the waters of Lake Malawi.

Bandana who was a student at Mzuzu technical college is reported to have got drunk before leaving for Nkhatabay to continue celebrations at the beach.

Nkhatabay police spokesperson Ignatius Esau disclosed that Bandana was reported to be missing at the beach.

“Until the morning of October 16, 2017 when we his body was found floating dead near Nkhatabay jetty” said Esau.

Postmortem revealed that death was due to suffocation which was caused by drowning.

Bandana was from Kapalapata Village, Traditional Authority (T.A) Timbiri in Nkhatabay district.