Admarc guard kills one as Malawi maize shortages take its toll

One person who was called in to quell a fracas fuelled by lack of maize at Mbenje Admarc depot in Nsanje was on Monday accidentally killed by a market official who accidently triggered a gun he was holding after he was floored and tramped upon by clients.

Police in Nsanje identified the deceased as Wyson Bisengo, a member of community policing in Mbenje and went to the Admarc depot to bring peace after people jostled and caused pandemonium in a bid to buy maize.

Our source at Nsanje police said the whole fracas started around 11 am and the Admarc guard was overpowered by the people who had come to buy the maize, he fell on the ground and accidentally triggered the bullet that hit Bisengo on the neck, killing him instantly.

The irate villagers, after the killing, run amok, ransacked the market, looting all the maize that was there.

The body of Bisengo was taken to Nsanje District Hospital for postmortem.

President Peter Mutharika on Friday reiterated that despite food shortages, no one in Malawi will die of hunger saying Admarc has stated buying maize to avert hunger that characterized last year’s season.

On Monday he met leaders of Zambia and Mozambique and high on the agenda was the issue of food as Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi are this year expected to experience acute food shortages.

Malawi is expected to have 1.4 million tonnes of maize out of the needed three million metric tones.

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phinduka
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phinduka
4 months 29 days ago

mutayeni gadiyo anali pa tchito .

Andrew Msafi
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Andrew Msafi
4 months 29 days ago

The problem with Muthalika is that he has a brain full of mucus and does not put reason to the lies his cadets tell him. It does not matter whether they tell him lies or half truths he takes everything for gospel truth and repeats the same like some stupid embecile and parrot. This man needs to start using his brains, that is if at all he has the guts to do so.

Chingondo
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Chingondo
4 months 29 days ago

We have no president in Malawi. We chose a retired toothless Mutharika with a retired brain and expect performance? Never! Fellow Malawians, let us come back to our senses and get rid of this unconscious moron called Peter.

Mapwevupwevu
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Mapwevupwevu
4 months 29 days ago

So far no one has died of hunger!
This Nsena guy has died of anger!

ORIGINAL NORTHERNER
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ORIGINAL NORTHERNER
4 months 29 days ago

Much as i extend my deepest condolence to the family of the Deceased, am extremely disappointed in how the government is handling the issue of Maize Crisis in Malawi. The government does even care any one iota of bringing sanity on this issue. We need leaders who have moral conscience in their heads like Saulosi Chilima who showed his heart felt love for Mzuzu disaster by humbling himself in walking in those muddy waters. Shame to our government including myself for sitting mpwiii without taking action to correct things

Bwande
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Bwande
4 months 29 days ago

Just Days APM Said No One Has/will Die of Hunger, One Dies from a Struggle to Buy Maize… The headline should read. But still someone will refute this

Original Northerner
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Original Northerner
4 months 29 days ago

Much as i sympathize with the death of the one Community Member in the story, I totally blame the government in full for failing to procure enough maize on time when the alarm was raised. Now people are dying and there is nothing we are doing. Conscience thinking leaders are what we are crying for. Lets try Saulosi Chilima, he seems to be considerate. Look at how he dressed and moved during the Disasters visitation in Mzuzu.

Onlooker
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Onlooker
4 months 29 days ago

No one “has and will” die as a result of hunger…… chickens coming back to roost

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