A senior prison officer Evance Chisi who shot his two sons in an incident that shocked the nation in 2015 has died.
Confirming the development, Malawi Prison Services (MPS) spokesperson Smart Maliro said Chisi who was until the incident a station officer at Chichiri prison died on Thursday.
“He collapsed due to high blood pressure and was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where he was pronounced dead,” said Maliro.
Maliro further said the officer who was out on bail was in his late 50s.
In April 2015, Chisi opened fire on his two sons around 7am with a service pistol, the two sons, shot at close range, reportedly died on the spot.
He told The Nation in an interview after the incident that he was caught up in an emotional turbulence that made him lose his temper after the sons reportedly attacked and threatened to kill him.
Chisi’s neighbours and colleagues described him as a calm man and did not understand what happened to him. They hinted the matter was to do with the emotional torment the sons were allegedly causing to the family.
His colleagues at work also said he was instrumental in reforming prisoners.
Survived by six children, senior superintendent Evance Chisi hailed from Nkosanamoyo village in the area of Traditional Authority Mpherembe in Mzimba.