Spokesperson for Karonga Police Station, George Mulewa said the deceased was a fisherman and went missing on November 18, 2022.
“People exhausted all their efforts in search for him but his body was not found until today in a decomposed state by a fellow fisher,” said Mulewa.
He added that post-mortem results from Karonga District Hospital revealed that death was due to suffocation secondary to drowning.
Police in the district continue to advise fishermen to take precautionary measures which include ensuring that they are always in the company of fellow fishers when going to the lake so that they are easily rescued in case of eventualities.
Tawakali hailed from Malema 1 Village in the area of Paramount Chief Kyungu in Karonga.