Zambian Air Force Major killed in an unexplained hit and run incident

Members of Zambia Air Force with President Lungu Edgar. -PHOTO: Media

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Zambia’s Air Force has confirmed that a man who was killed in a March 2 Millbrook hit-and-run was an air force Major. Bweendo “Lloyd” Malawo.

Zambian air force Brig. Gen. Jabes Zulu, Zambian defense attaché, spoke of Malawo as a generous and hard-working officer, who was a skilled pilot engaged in flight courses in Zambia and abroad.

“Thank you for being here today to honor Maj. Bweendo “Lloyd” Malawo,” Brigadier General Jabes Zulu.

“He was a superb officer, gifted aviator, and keen student of the profession of arms. We have a cadre of highly talented, incredibly capable true tributes to their nations – even among that elite group, Lloyd stood out,” Pettus said. “His positive outlook and warm personality brightened the halls of this building and made it fun to come to work.”

According to Zambian Watchdog, The Air Command and Staff College student was the victim of an apparent hit and run that is still under investigation. The incident happened on Highway 14 near Kelly Boulevard. When first responders arrived, they found Malawo’s body on the shoulder of the road, partially in the eastbound lanes of traffic.

“This death investigation is being handled as a traffic homicide investigation at this time,” said Millbrook Police Chief P.K. Johnson.

“While we have no evidence at this point that would suggest that the collision between this pedestrian and what appears to be a single vehicle was an intentional act, whoever was driving the vehicle that struck the victim not only left the scene of the collision, they failed to contact emergency responders to possibly render aide.”

So far no suspect has been identified.

Malawo left behind a wife and two children in Zambia, Air University said. He enlisted in the Zambian air force in 2003, and was commissioned a lieutenant in 2007.

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