Two more Malawian soldiers die in combat in DRC

Written by  MBC Online

Following the deaths of four soldiers and others sustaining injuries in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


The Malawi Defence Force regrets to report that two more soldiers that got injured during the fight died in the evening of Thursday, 15 November 2018 bringing the death toll to six. The two are Lieutenant Aubrey Kachemwe and Corporal Jonathan Kapichira.


According to a statement released by Malawi Defence Force, the late Lieutenant Aubrey Kachemwe (35) was based at Moyale Barracks in Mzuzu. He hails from Mbendera Village, Traditional Authority Nkanda in Mulanje District and is survived by a wife.


Late Corporal Jonathan Kapichira (36) was based at Parachute Battalion in Salima. He hails from Mphunda Village, Traditional Authority Kaphuka in Dedza.


Remains of the four soldiers will be repatriated to Malawi once United Nations procedures on such incidents are completed and the nation will be informed accordingly.


All the dead bodies have been evacuated from the battle field. 

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