Malawi Police in Kanengo have launched an intensive manhunt to track down a suspect who brutally beat to death a 34 year old man identified as Sanduleni Kandulu over allegations that he was having a secret affair with his wife.
According to Kanengo Police public relations officer Salome Zgambo Chibwana said the incident took place on June 9, 2017 at Mphanduya village in the area of Traditional Authority Kabudula in Lilongwe district.
“Mr Gibson Kandulu who is the father to the deceased reported to the police that Sandulani was having an affair with the suspect’s wife. On the fateful day, the deceased was in the house of the woman since the suspect has two wives. The suspect knew about it and followed there where he tied him with ropes and started beating him”, said Salome.
“She added, “he further dipped him in the stagnant water from the bathroom while forcing him to drink it”.
The spokesperson further said that the victim who is now deceased called for help and people came to rescue him but the suspect was so violent up to the extent of throwing panga knives on people and later he drove away with his car.
He was later rushed to Mtema health center and was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Postmortem results conducted at Kamuzu Central Hospital revealed that death was due to hypoxia secondary to loss of blood.