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Malawian professor shot dead in South Africa

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Malawian linguistic Professor, Gregory Kamwendo, has been shot dead in South Africa, a close friend, Titus Nnensa, told The Daily Times Wednesday.

According to Nnensa, the incident happened on Tuesday night.

Nnensa said Kamwendo, who lectured at Chancellor College [University of Malawi] is believed to have been shot dead between 5pm and 6pm when he was coming from work.

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“After leaving Chancellor College, he left to teach at Botswana University. Professor Kamwendo went to South Africa in 2012 and was at University of KwaZulu Natal from 2012 to 2016. He moved to the University of Zululand in 2016 until his death,” he said.

He said family and close friends were in shock and want to understand why he was killed because the assailants did not rob him.

Nnensa said the programme for the funeral will be announced later.

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Kamwendo, 53, is survived by a wife and three children.

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