Source: Malawi Police Services
A 34 year old Julius Sakonda who until his death was Village Headman Katuntha has died after a bicycle he was cycling involved in an accident.
According to Davison Fetempani 67, who hails from Katuntha 1 village in the area of traditional authority Kayembe in Dowa told Mponela Police Station that they discovered Sakonda’s body lying dead in Nambuma.
The body was found during the wee hours of February 18, 2020 with a deep cut wound caused by a bicycle peddle.
It is believed that Sakonda who was cycling a bicycle without brakes failed to take control of it as a result he fell into the river where he died on the spot.
A postmortem conducted by a physician from Mponela Rural Hospital established the cause of death as severe bleeding secondary to the head injury.
Meanwhile Mponela Police are advising all cyclists the district to ensure that their bicycles have brakes mainly this rainy season where many road networks become slippery.
Julius Sakonda 34, hailed from Katuntha 1 village, T/A Kayembe in Dowa.