The introduction of patrols by beach committees to combat illegal fishing practices in lake Malawi may be a sigh of relief on the endangered fish species which have been accorded the much-awaited security after falling prey to illegal fishing for decades.
A 34-year-old fisherman has drowned at Mpwepwe Fisheries beach along Lake Malawi in Mangochi.
The National Water Resources Authority says water levels in Lake Malawi have this year hit 475 metres high above the sea level, a highest record in the past 8 years.
A 9-year-old girl has died after being attacked by a crocodile while swimming in Lake Malawi at Monkey-bay in Mangochi district.
The Malawi Defense Force MDF, Malawi Police Service and the Immigration Department have for the first time rolled out a joint operation on Lake Malawi to intercept illegal immigrants amid the COVID-19 pandemic scare.
Over 170 hectares of crops along Lake Malawi in Mangochi have been affected following the continuous swelling of the Lake which has resulted in submerging of the crops.
Communities around Lugola in the area of Traditional Authority Makanjira in Mangochi say are now leaving in fear due to crocodiles reportedly to have killed 4 people in a space of 3 weeks.