By CHIFUNDO DUNFORD ZINGUNDE
Mzuzu Police station is keeping in custody a man for allegedly killing his friend over 100 kwacha at Zigwagwa Market in Mzuzu City.
According to a press statement released by Mzuzu Police Station, the suspect, Garden Soko, 28 years old had a quarrel with Nelson Ndhlovu aged 28 years over money issues.
“Ndhlovu promised to give a K100 to the suspect, only to reverse the decision later. This angered Soko who grabbed the deceased on the neck and squeezed him heavily. The deceased was taken to Mzuzu Central Hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival,” reads part of the statement.
A postmortem conducted by Mzuzu Central Hospital revealed that Soko died due to suffocation.
The matter was reported to Mzuzu Police Station and the suspect was arrested, pending for trial where he will answer the charge of murder contrary to section 209 of the penal code.
The suspect comes from Thomas Ndhlovu Village, Traditional Authority Chulu in Kasungu District and the deceased hails from Sinda Village, Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba District.