A 26-year old third year law student at University of Malawi identified as Noel Kazembe has drowned in Nakawale river after stepping on a slippery stone when he was bathing.
According to Mangochi Police Station Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi, the incident occured on October 16, 2021 at Nakawale river in traditional authority Katuli in Mangochi.
Daudi said that on October 10, 2021 Kazembe and fellow students belonging to Seventh Day Adventist Church visited Katuli area for a week long evangelism campaign.
On this fateful day, Kazembe and his fellow students went to bath at the said river in preparation for prayers. In the process he stepped on a slippery stone and fell on a deeper part of the river where he drowned.
His colleagues shouted for help and villagers jumped into the waters and retrieved him.
He was rushed to Katuli Health Centre where death was pronounced upon arrival.
In the meantime, the dead body has been taken to Mangochi District Hospital Mortuary for postmortem process.
Kazembe hailed from Ndola village, Traditional Authority Chikowi in Zomba.