Barely two months after the sudden death of rapper Martin Nkhata popularly known as Martse in music industry, Malawi police have come out with revelations about what caused the fire that led to the demise of the artist.
This follows the directive by Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Culture Michael Usi who among many Malawians were not convinced of the cause of fire that led to Martse’s demise as explained by the bereaved family.
Two months down the line, the Malawi Police Service have come in open to attribute the cause of Martse’s death as fire that started due to illegal electricity connections.
“Musician Martin ‘Martse’ Nkhata died of fire that emanated from an illegal electricity connection from a neighboring house,” the Deputy National Police Spokesperson Harry Mwanza confirmed with the press without indicating further details.
Martse was pronounced dead at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital after he succumbed to burn wounds sustained in the burning house in Mangochi District.
President Chakwera recognized the late Martse for his rap music which he said equally impacted on young people and adults.
“Martse’s rap had impact on young people and the society,” the president said.