A 17 year old Standard 6 girl at Mkhobola Primary School in Madisi, Dowa district has died on May 17, 2020 after her cloth got trapped by a running maize mill shaft in the district.
Mponela police station Deputy Public Relations Officer Macpatson Msadala has identified the deceased as Thandiwe Jentala.
“The deceased’s mother, Mrs Sofileti Kaphalanya said on the fateful day, a piece of Chitenje cloth which was wrapped around Thandiwe’s neck, accidentally got stuck on the running Maize mill shaft forcing her down to the floor,” Msadala said.
Madisi police detectives visited the scene and took her (deceased) to Madisi Mission Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival.
An autopsy conducted established that death was a result of internal breeding secondary to head injury.
Thandiwe was coming from Chilolo village in the area of Traditional Authority Chakhaza in Dowa district.
Picture credit: Mponela police station Deputy Public Relations Officer Macpatson Msadala.