A thirty three year old fisherman,Chimwemwe Chilembwe has died after being attacked by a marauding crocodile at Lizimba dock along Lake Malawi in Mangochi.
Mangochi Police Deputy Public Relations Officer Amina Tepani Daudi told Malawi News Hub that police learnt from Chilembwe’s brother Lester that on the eveninng of April 11,2017,the two along with other fishermen went to trap their fishing nets into the lake.
Upon coming back as they were walking along the shore in the reeds, suddenly a crocodile struck Chimwemwe down and took him into deep waters. His fellow fishermen ran for their lives and reported the matter to Village headman Lizimba.
People flocked to the lake in order to rescue him. Community members mounted a search in the water but found him already dead and some parts of his body were already eaten by the animal.
“Our officers and Medical personnel from Monkey-Bay Health Centre visited the scene and later postmortem revealed that death was due to severe head and pelvic injuries” said Daudi
“We would like to advise the general public to avoid visiting crocodile infested places to avoid such incidents from happening” She added
Meanwhile the the crocodile has been killed by National parks officials.
Chimwemwe hailed from Nona village in Tradional Authority Nankumba in the district..