Councillor for Luwinga Ward in Mzuzu City Constituency has died in a road accident this morning, Police say.
The councillor, Khumbo Harawa, died in the accident that occurred near Ekwendeni Trading Centre in Mzimba district.
According to a police report, Harawa was driving his vehicle from Mzuzu to Ekwendeni and as he was approaching Ekwendeni Trading Centre he lost control of the vehicle and it overturned several times.
He was later taken to Mzuzu Central Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Public relations officer for Mzuzu City Council MacDonald Gondwe said the council is aware of the councillor’s death.
“The council is working closely with the bereaved family for funeral arrangements to be announced in due course,” said Gondwe.