Medical Assistant found Dead in Mangochi

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A Medical Assistant at Makanjira Health Centre in Mangochi has been found dead in one of the rooms at Jazaka Lodge.

Mangochi Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer Amina Tepani Daudi has identified the deceased as Thomas Kasambwe, aged 30, who was discovered dead on the morning of September 3, 2020.

Daudi says investigations have revealed that, on the evening of September 2, 2020, Thomas booked a room at the said lodge when he arrived back from his home village in Thyolo.

“He is said to have gone out for a drinking spree before he came back in the wee hours to sleep alone,”

“Around 11:00 hours the lodge’s cleaner was surprised at the silence from the room which was locked from inside despite several knocking, prompting her to report the matter to the manager,” She says.

Daudi says the team used a master key and found the lodger (Kasambwe) dead in a pool of blood oozing from the nose.

The police found a packed meal intact, sealed bottles of alcohol and 2 Viagra tablets in his pocket.

Postmortem conducted at Mangochi District Hospital revealed that death was due to intracranial haemorrhage(bleeding in the brain).

Thomas Kasambwe hailed from Village Jamison traditional authority Khwetchemule in Thyolo.