Luanar student beaten by Police at electricity demos dies

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One of the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) students arrested following blackout demos at the college has died at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

This is according to an announcement made by Bunda Students Union (BSU) President Rainford Kainga.

According to Kainga, the student has been identified as Prince Kamwaza who was a first year student studying Bachelor of Science in Soil Science.

“I regret to announce the death of Prince Kamwaza, who until his death was a first year student doing BSC in Soil Science.

“Prince died today Saturday at around 11:30am at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” said Kainga in a statement.

Police are yet to comment on the matter and postmortem results are yet to be established.

On Wednesday, the college was closed in the aftermath of a mini demonstration the students carried out last week.

The demos were staged as the students demanded an end to the heightened electricity power failure that rocked the campus.

According to a letter that was released and signed by university registrar Phillip Kaonda, the closure was due to the damage of private and institutional property.

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