Accroding to Police Spokesperson in Nkhotakota Ignatius Esau, on September 2, 2017 Mwala Chirwa (now decreased) went to lake Malawi for swimming.
“Chirwa did not report back home and this prompted his relatives to start searching for him. His body was found floating dead on September 5 2017 but in a decomposed state,” said Esau.
Esau added that postmortem results singled out suffocation as the cause of Chirwa's death.
Mwala Chirwa hailed from Yegama village in the area of Traditional Authority Fukamalaza in Nkhatabay district.