Mangochi police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi told Zodiak online Tuesday that the incident is suspected to have happened on the early hours of Monday and identified the deceased as Jafali Matola, 72 and Idrissah Ngochela, 66.
According to Sub Inspector Tepani Daudi, the assailants are alleged to have stolen two Solar panels and one submersible water pump.
“On the incident day, the two were manning one of the solar powered water pumps within the Estate premises and in the following morning, their colleague who reported to for work was surprised to find both of them lying in a pool of blood with multiple cut wounds on their heads and arms,” said Tepani Daudi.
She said, it was also discovered that two Solar panels, 250 Watts each and one submersible water pump were missing.
Tepani Dausi said both victims were rushed to Mulibwanji Community Hospital where Matola was pronounced dead upon arrival whereas Ngochela died while receiving treatment at Mangochi District Hospital.
Postmortem conducted at Mangochi District Hospital pronounced death was due to loss of blood.
Both were from Mlima Village in the area of Traditional Authority Bwananyambi in the same district.