Thursday, January 16, 2020

Malawians mourn death of 25-year old Waheeda Bagus shot by husband

25-year-old Waheeda Bagus, a Malawian who was shot by her husband in December 2019 has died.

Bagus, a niece to Trade, Industry and Tourism Minister Salim Bagus, succumbed to her gunshot wounds at Kamuzu Central Hospital almost a month after.

It has been revealed that the late Bagus’ conditions became worse and there was a need to raise K40 million for specialised treatment in India.

Bagus was shot by her husband Mark William Phiri on 15th December last year on suspicion that she was having extramarital affairs.


When the incident took place, Phiri attempted an escape but eventually handed himself over to Malawi Police and was charged with attempted murder.

Bagus hailed from Sekani Village, Traditional Authority Ngabu in Chikwawa.

Meanwhile, Lingadzi Police Public Relations Officer Salomy Chibwana Zgambo has revealed that the suspect will now answer murder charges.

In a statement released hours after Bagus’ death, Zgambo said Phiri attempted to bribe the Police Officers on duty who were left with no choice but to force him into custody.

Malawians have now taking to social media to mourn her.

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