’11 Bongos’ gang leader arrested for murder of Master of rival ‘Soft Bombers’

Malawi Police have confirmed that they arrested arrested 22 year old Tiyese James who is suspected to have led a gang of notorious youths that murdered 18 year old Richard Master.

We got him: Kingsley Dandaula Lilongwe Police PRO  says of the arrest of 11 Bongos commander -  Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

We got him: Kingsley Dandaula Lilongwe Police PRO says of the arrest of 11 Bongos commander – Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

Master, who resided in Lilongwe’s Area 36, died on 31 March 2014 in an inter-gang wrangle between “Soft Bombers”, a gang to which he belonged and “11 Bongos” a gang which was allegedly led by James.

Public Relations Officer for Lilongwe Police, Kingsly Dandaula said “James had been on the run ever since the murder until recently when Area 36 Police unit got a tip that led to his arrest.”

11 Bongos is one of the teen notorious gangs, popularly known as “Crews and Ghettos” which comprise of youngsters from 10 to 19 years of age who engage in a variety of criminal acts including rape, life-threatening assaults with hardcore weaponry, excessive sachet spirits intake and smoking of marijuana.

Dandaula further explained that the murder suspect is also alleged to have had a hand in a series of robberies that have been taking place in Area 36 where he resided.

James who hails from Kawondo village, Traditional Authority Tsabango in Lilongwe district will soon appear in court to answer charges of murder and robbery according to Dandaula.

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84 thoughts on “’11 Bongos’ gang leader arrested for murder of Master of rival ‘Soft Bombers’”

  1. Ine says:

    Kill them pliz we are tired of them.

  2. Pimbiton says:

    To hell with these f*ckers, they hav no place out here, let them die in jail

  3. Its so funny that these confused, misguided, uneducated saveges managed to organise themselves and start to terrorise an area, yet the adults (wiser and educated) failed to organise themselves to cub these gangs, set them alight or hand them to police if need be.

  4. Issa Kabudula says:

    Amange onsewo – why should Malawi be terrorise with kids? Manga them and jail them and skill them – kuba is not a skill.

  5. Decent citizen says:

    Nice that the police have arrested this thug.These are going to be future criminals.Akusiya kupita ku school kumangozipasa zimaina za ghetto bongo kaya chiani uko.Lock up this lowlife from area 36 and throw away the keys in Lilongwe river.

  6. Rashid Frank says:

    Indeed we’re lackin peace here at Area 36 pliz do somthng

  7. Black Market says:

    Why do u keep such pipo? MCP must help the way it used to deal with such poepl and there was order throughout the nation

  8. Khakh says:

    Comment Ofunika Kumufinya nd2 Afele Kundende.

  9. akatswiri says:

    Do these goungstars have parents in Area 36

  10. Lufita boy says:

    give hm capital punshiment

  11. Jenks says:

    life imprisonement imeneyo so that others can a lesson as well

  12. mphwiyo says:

    Acourt anthu ngati amenewa apasidwe chilango champhamvu koma mukawakondela azabwela kunyumba kwanu ndiye muzaziwa kupweteka kwake

  13. Angazaname atsatire mzakeo ameneo

  14. moi says:

    Am a resident of area 36, am so thankful for the good job done, ana amenewa amavuta koopsa, they say they want to b the nxt bokhalam, that’s why they encourage youngsters to join

  15. Harry says:

    Give others the lesson

  16. Harry says:

    USA had the G-unit no longer here in Malawi.

  17. Zacchaeus Almiton Nandewe says:

    mumufinye ameneyo! asamusiya

  18. pamsundu says:

    CommentT
    Thieves are being kept in locations unreported to police till matured into Bokoharam shit!

    1. Nicholas says:

      pamsundu i totally agree with you

  19. makhula says:

    death sentence

  20. Bololo says:

    A bit of cement in his nsima would help.

  21. Big Bullets Fan says:

    tikumaenda amantha mu 36 muno chifukwa cha akanganya amanewa

  22. Karonga says:

    God have mercy on us

  23. Jihadi John says:

    How are such youth gangs allowed to prolifer and roam the Area 36 township like this?? Have we now started nurturing warlords?? The army should be deployed to sweep A36 of these ruffians into their early graces. A stitch in time saves ninths!!!

  24. osopa says:

    ku Nsaru anthu okwiya anaphwanya police nkhani ya 11 bongos yomweyo,anawa amawalekelera dala apolice wo.

  25. chatonda says:

    Abale who will help the police to arrest robbers who killed a police officer in Limbe yesterday? The police officer killed is Victor Median of Nditrande police station and a brother to former IG Peter Mukhito. What is our police able to do to stop this mafia killings? I am very sorry for this death.

  26. 11 bondos ndikuidza bwinobwino mwagwirayo siwovuta

  27. Mike siliya says:

    Comment. U mean these so called boko kaya mukuti bongo group r exist in this country? And only manage kugwira mkulu wao? Why cant u just demorish them ‘ shoot to kill’

  28. LEt him apear before the court indeed.he must be jailed according to our constitution.

  29. Mtupatupa says:

    How many times is this cant going to be arrested? I think its early March Nyasa reported the same. How about his followers? If we dont take care, Malawh is bleeding its own IS, Boko Haram and the like

  30. yadula says:

    Comment Asatulukeso ameneyo mwai wanu apolice ndi umenewu wothetsa makhalidwe wonyasa.

  31. Malo momapita kusukulu ndi ma force leaderz bwenz ali ma sergent, commisiöner, doctor, proffesor, koma basi choncho akufuna kuzalanda boma awa

  32. Aaron says:

    many youths are enganging themselves in such wrangle behaviours because stiff punishments have not been given to the offenders and that’s why there are such cases in our communities,please let the communities be sensitised on how to report the matters to the relevant authorities

  33. jupiter says:

    * 11 Bongos?, Soft Bombers?,
    * area 36, only six digits from 30?
    * How far is the protection of helpless malawian in Edingeni,several digits from 30?

  34. Pontino chibisa says:

    Police, more fire! Adziwenso amenewo.

  35. Mnyamata ameneyo mumutokose kumatako ndi chibonga Uku tizitsiru tinzaketo tikuonera. 11 Bongos, soft bombers, bull shit! We need to enforce truancy laws. No child should be seen in the streets during school hours or in the evenings.

    1. Nicholas says:

      peter wakuba i couldnt agree more

  36. Inutu you should take these gangs seriously. You should totally annihilate them. Kill them if you must. Gangs are like a cancer on society. If this rubbish is not dealt with precisely, these gangs will become a disease sucking the life out of all the youth who grow up in the affected areas, whether they want to join or not. WIPE THEM OUT!!

  37. Wa Ku 36 says:

    A Mfumu A Kawondo Ndi Amene Abisa Anyamatawa Iwowa Mdzukulu Wawo Ndi Masteryo.Bwanji Osanowachotsa Ufumuwo.

  38. Kanamwali mveke says:

    :loading

  39. IDA cHIGALU says:

    Shoot and kill them all…

  40. Kanamwali mveke says:

    Osamango ikapo ma comment nkhani musana iwerenge anthuni.Akut zinachitika liti nanga lero date ndi chani ?zoputsa!

  41. MSANA WA PETURO says:

    Members of this notorious gang deserve mob justice.

  42. patrick says:

    Kodi makako anatha? Ofunika anyongedwe ameneyo.

  43. brutsha says:

    If given chance I have the expertise to volunteer myself to be coming to prison to inject lethal dose to these merciless thugs. The guys are notoriously dangerous. They can rape,kill,steal, maim and name it.

  44. Alick stima says:

    am stayn in 23 evn am new comer here bt I hz heard so many 4rm dat crew, nw ndakodw kt apolice mwagwira ntchto yotamandka kwambr aftr lng tym tikudandaula dnt allow him 2 tek bello guys

  45. gwaza says:

    ma ghetto yutes akushupa man,listen learnt to others doin tha same acts.

  46. chipie mwale says:

    Don’t just arresting them but enject them with a killing substance.

    1. Zacchaeus Almiton Nandewe says:

      eeeeeh! ndiye kuphatu amwene kumeneko

  47. mphwanye says:

    Malawians please lets help police apprehend these thugs. We stay with them but why not tip the authorities on their where abouts?!

  48. Man dan says:

    Zili bo! mu 36 muno amamawonjeza agalu amenewa. m,bale wangaso anamenyedwa ndi gulu limeneli

  49. CHIYAMBA says:

    MALAWI GOVT (LET ALONE OUR BELOVED POLICE) DO YOU ALLOW GANGS TO OPERATE IN THIS COUNTRY? WE HAVE BEEN HEARING OF 11 BONGOS FOR SOMETIME & COMMUNITIES COMLAINING WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM TO ARREST THEM & CLEAN THE AREA EVEN ALL OTHER AREAS IN MALAWI? (I SEE POLICEMEN ARE PART OF THESE GANGS – THEY BENEFIT THRU LOOTING DONE BY THESE GANGS. I G PLEASE DO SOMETHING.

  50. CHONDE ABAYENI JAKISON WATULO ONSE KAYA NKUTI 20 minus 9 BONGOS oppositely ROUGH BOMBERS

  51. manford says:

    its welcom develoment
    thank you our beloved police
    Arest all and burn the seed.

  52. chikaiko says:

    Tiyeni tithandizane amalawi dziko ndilathu iri tiwauze azathu apolice komwe kumambisara dzimbalangondodzi amenewatu tsiku lina mukawabisa choncho mudziziwona ndidzinyama osati anthu mudzandikhululupilira adzakupangani chipogwe,

    1. charles says:

      tinanyanya kutchuka ndikupha anthu. tingoyamika ma tiperwo basi. kufunika anyongedwe komanso tinato tigwidwe,

    2. That’s the problem ndi a Malawi. We know where these fools reside but we don’t want to tell the police. EXPOSE THEM!!!

  53. short wamtali says:

    Are his subordinates already in?

  54. chimango Mtanga says:

    Plz plz plz kill all of them,akhala akuvutisa kwambiri kumapha anthu osalakwa,kulanda katundu,kuba mumanyumba chonde chonde osawasiya

  55. N.zinyongo. lilongwe says:

    Thats better plz arrest more

  56. che chipojola olowesa jando kwangonji . says:

    Mungo tetemula zamanyibasi, kuno ku malawi kuli zigawengakuno? kwathu kuli alshabaab,bokoharam,janjawid ,farc rebels ,renamo ,isils,alqaeda, ndiye mutipo chani apa,muzaziona, aphwanga bolamoyo .

  57. GADABWALI says:

    Mbuzi za police,kulephera kugwira munthu for a yr? Ntchito kubera anthu pa msewu.

  58. HK says:

    Magulu onsewa ayenera kugwidwa ndikulangidwa mwansanga kuwalekelera ativuta kusogoloku

  59. chakuhenga says:

    Good that you know them, why can’t you just uproot them all?

  60. Uchindami says:

    Government has the monopoly over the use of violence. Government has the capacity and know-how to crush these gangs.

  61. Fisher Kuzobwe says:

    Bola musamutulutse mwachangu coz aPolice sachedwa kutulusa zigawenga

  62. Odomondo says:

    Our police is very incompetent why are these stupid boys causing alot of neusance as if they are Bokoharam members.Are u telling mi that our police can not wipe out these kids once and for all?

  63. Zanga Phee! says:

    We need to see that Suspect Now, but when it comes to sex stories you are good at putting picture of the victims does this mean Nyasa times is also so sexy or what? if you are not show us Picture of that Gang star other wise all photo journalist are in competent,fire them at once See my name.

  64. john says:

    Yu call him commander putting high tags on him will influence other stupid gangs. Eliminate them arrest the sofware whatever give them long jail time.

  65. waganyu says:

    Aphedwe

  66. gwepenya says:

    wawa a James

  67. THAT IS GOOD JOB POLICE, BUT PLEASE LET OTHER POLICE OFFICERS NOT TO BE PART AND PARCEL OF SUCH GROUPS _________ DIRTY GAME FOR POLICE OFFICERS.

  68. njolomachipilingu says:

    Results of poverty and joblessness among the youth.This is just the tip of an Iceburg.Lets wake up as a nation and do something for our youth

  69. gwepenya says:

    Mwati a jamu a 11 bongos ndi a kwa kaondo pa msika? Ok malamulo agwire ntchito bas.

  70. Yankees says:

    Anawo ndi Gulu la Anamaskin,akulila momuno, mumumange kwambili mwana ameneyo tisanve zokuti akukaphuzila ntchito zamanja kundende ayi, apite ku Maxmum zomba akamuonetse anzake, koma asanapite awacthule anzake onse nawonso they must face the Law….. Bravo Police work hard ndikukwezani kwambili osadanda,,,,.

  71. Mzinda wa Lilongwe ndi onyansa koposa ndi umene andale adawuwononga ndipo akuonongabe mpaka pano mpake muli zigandanga zokhazokha ndiponso taonani mavenda akewo ndipsi zokhazokha komanso amtukuveve okhaokha

  72. Why are these notorias boys failing to get jailed?

  73. bentby smart says:

    nde reader wa bombers mwamsiya? Nde kuweta njoka kumeneko

  74. THE BRAINS says:

    Please kill him, let not gvt spend money on this criminal. A killer has to be killed too.

  75. Abwana says:

    Mkumati udolo umenewo forming groups that promote violence? I pity you

  76. geoff says:

    mukuika chithunzi cha wapolice malo moika cha mumthu okuphayo

  77. xxxx says:

    Good job officers…

  78. Kanyatula Rodrick says:

    Lilongwe is a dirty city full of offenders, thanks fi di arrests.

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