Traffic officer drowns

Traffic officer drowns

A traffic police officer has drowned in Mbiya Pool at the foot of Mulanje Mountain.

He has been identified as Sergeant Malumbe of South West Regional Police Headquarters in Blantyre

Mulanje Police Spokesperson Sergeant Innocent Moses said the officer was with a fellow officer Maxwell Acklen when the incident happened.

According to Moses, Malumbe stepped on a slippery stone and fell into the pool.

Moses said Sergeant Malumbe failed to swim and his friend tried to call for help, but there was no one else close to rescue the officer.

Malumbe died following the incident and his body was taken to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre for post-mortem.

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