Lilongwe arson death toll hits three

Seleman Tambala, whose family was torched while sleeping inside a UTM party office in Lilongwe by unknown criminals, has died.

UTM district governor for Lilongwe, Livan Phiri said Tambala died at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe.

Tambala is the third person to die after spending days in hospital for severe burns.

His wife Ayiles and son Shukuran, were buried on May 7, 2020 at a ceremony attended by UTM president Saulos Chilima and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera.

Unknown people believed to be political thugs petro-bombed UTM offices in Area 22 in Lilongwe earlier this month, leaving seven family members severely burnt.

Meanwhile, Malawi Police Service is yet make any arrest following the incident.

National Police Spokesperson James Kadadzera told YFM on Monday that he cannot comment on the delay as investigations are underway.

Earlier this month, Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima took a swipe at Malawi President Peter Mutharika, branding his actions as propagating “political thuggery” following a new wave of violence.

Chilima accused Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for instigating political attacks against UTM supporters in Mulanje and Balaka districts.

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