A 36-year old Rwandese businesswoman identified as Janet Musabyimana has died after being hit by a motor vehicle on the night of October 23, 2022 at Likala Village along Arthur Peter Mutharika Highway, Mangochi police station has confirmed.
Mangochi police station public relations officer Sub-Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi says The accident which involved a Toyota Hilux registration BU8633 was being driven by Jason Kaneka, 56, a Member of Parliament for Blantyre West Constituency from the direction of Liwonde heading towards Mangochi Boma.
“Upon arrival at Likala Village due to overspeeding, Kaneka lost control of the motor vehicle and swerved to the nearside of the road where he hit six people who were chatting near side of the road,”
“Following the impact, Musabyimana sustained severe head injuries and was rushed to Mangochi District Hospital where she died while receiving treatment,” Daudi says.
She adds that the other five escaped with minor injuries and were treated as outpatients at the same hospital.
Police in Mangochi are appealing to all road users to always follow road safety measures to avoid such accidents.
“Additionally, police are advising the public along Arthur Peter Mutharika Highway to stop the tendency of playing, chatting and sitting on the road,” Daudi warns.