Only days after tour operators in the southern resort district of Mangochi complained that guides were harassing and robbing tourists, a solo German cyclist on a round-the-world journey was robbed and murdered in Cape Maclear, a popular tourist site at the tip of Lake Malawi. Authorities have vowed to increase patrols on the beaches and to pass new laws to regulate tour guides. Tour operators have claimed that unscrupulous guides have been intentionally misdirecting tourists to remote places to set them up for muggings.