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Voters in Karonga district are today exercising their right to vote in by-elections taking place in three wards in the district.

Two bodies of a woman and her 2-year-old son have been discovered beheaded in Karonga, an incident which has sent shockwaves among residents there.

Police in the district say that the bodies were found alongside another body, of a man believed to be the husband, whom they suspect beheaded the two before taking his own life.

The man has been identified by the police as, 27-year-old Jonathan Mzumara, from the district.

Karonga Police Publicist Sergeant George Mulewa says, the three bodies were discovered today by some villagers who were passing by the house.

"We found the body of Jonathan Mzumara hanging from the roof at the sitting room, while bodies of the wife and son were found on the floor in a pool of blood," said Mulwa.

He adds that, the couple has been quarrelling since 2019, and that several attempts by family members to resolve their marital conflict did not yield any results

Police have identified the other two as; Mervis Kumwenda and 2-year-old Ian Mzumara.

Mental Health Expert Dr Ndumanene Silungwe says that believes that this is a sign of serious mental disorder.

“Government should focus on issues of men's mental health if we are to avoid suicidal cases in the country," said Silungwe.

All the three deceased hailed from Paramount Chief Kyungu’s area in Karonga.

Goshen Foundation Corporation has challenged people in the country to inculcate a spirit of love in order to address numerous challenges facing orphaned children and the elderly.

An organization fighting against human trafficking in the country, Global Hope Mobilization GLOHOMO has challenged law enforcement institutions to show commitment by expediting prosecution of cases.

The District Governor for Lions Clubs International 412 B responsible for Malawi and Mozambique, Lion Victor Gondwe says the addition of another club signifies the growth in service and leadership.

Construction of the much-awaited Nthola-Ilola rice irrigation scheme in Karonga is to commence next month after government finalized the production of project designs and tendering for the supply of rice milling plant.

Police in Karonga has arrested seven people in Karonga on allegations that they killed a 63-year-old man based on witchcraft accusations.

Joseph Kainga will spend the next 14 years in jail for robbing two foreign priests at one of the lodges in Karonga.

Despite government policy stating that people should access health services within a walkable distance, the situation is different to the people of Thawiro as they have to travel a distance of over 10kms in search of health services to Nyungwe health centre.

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