A man from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)— who was on remand at Dedza Police Station—has died.
He died after he was taken to Dedza District Hospital following his sickness.
Dedza Police spokesperson Edward Kabango confirmed the death of Frederick Mazambi,31, on Wednesday, and that he was being kept at Dedza Police Station after causing grievance harm to his son.
Kabango could, however, not say where Mazambi would be buried.
“His body is still at the hospital and I have no information about the postmortem. When he was at the hospital, he was visited by a number of friends who will probably decide what to do with the body,” said Kabango.
Mazambi was arrested in connection with injuries he caused on his son, Gabi John Mazambi.
“Mazambia after a picking up a quarrel, then took Gabi, put him in a sack and tied it. He then started beating him with a stick.
“He got injured but Frederick never bothered to take him to the hospital,” Kabango said.
He said after a few weeks, Gabi’s wound started to rot and seeing the situation, Mazambi took him to Nkhoma Mission Hospital.
“He told hospital officials that Gabi was involved in an accident in Mozambique, but was not taken to the hospital,” said Kabango.
However, neighbours reported the cause of the boys’ injuries to police and Mazambi was arrested on July 20 2013.
He was supposed to take plea on Monday, August 26, but felt sick and was taken to hospital where he died a day later.
Mazambi— who came to Malawi some seven years ago—came as a refugee but started doing business at Bembeke in the district.