Crocodile kills teenager


A 15-year-old boy identified as Masiwi Mdala has died after being attacked by a crocodile at Kamuzu Bridge in the Shire River.

Chikwawa police public relations officer Foster Benjamin said the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon.

Benjamin said the teenager met his fate as he and four of his friends were fishing in the river.

He explained that while trawling a net, a fierce beast emerged from underwater and pounced on the young fishermen.

“It vanished with him after showing him thrice to the shocked onlookers,” said Benjamin.

On Thursday the body of the teenager was yet to be found.

The crocodile attack comes in the wake of another attack last December when another fisherman was attacked by a fierce crocodile.



  1. pa roadblock pali apolice, pa station pali apolice, pa machinga pali apolice pa ntaja pali apolice ….atengane akaimange ng’ona imeneyo….

  2. Human right has changed to animal rights since like the same anamal was killed but the one who killed the animal is jail while to day is like this, so sad,we do know the benefits of those animals bt u ,are the ones who gain some thing from God wil punish u all.

  3. Ine ndili ndi mau oti anthufe moyo wathu wasithanitsidwa ndinyama basi? Zulo kapena zana timamva kuti ndomodo waphedwa wokuphayo zaka 13mdende lero ng’ona yapha mwana wazaka 15 ng’ona ipangidwa bwanji?

  4. Another crocodile also killed my brother’s son on Wednesday at Mdala village TA Makanjira Mangochi. People tried to rescue but nothing yielded.The only managed to get the head which they buried yesterday

  5. If this beast was killed by community you could hear the madness of wildlife dudes. Let’s the wildlife organisations compasate the beareved family bcoz their family member has taken an innocent life of our fellow community member.

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