Blantyre robbery gang jailed for 10 years

Two men involved in a string of terrifying robberies in Blantyre and have been jailed for 10 years with hard labour by the Blantyre Magistrate Court on Friday.

The men – 40-year-old Richard Almando and 30-year-old Harold Mpoya -were brought to justice after police launched  an investigations when the two on 18 November 2011, armed with a pistol, robbed business man Mathias Mbuzi in his shop at Manja township in Blantyre and went away with cash amounting to K120, 000 ($211) and TNM Cell phone and Airtime amounting to K150,000 ($264).

Prosecution told the court that  the two men were responsible for an absolutely terrifying series of robberies and motivated purely by greed for money asthey showed a total disregard for their victims, a number of whom continue to suffer anxiety caused by their experiences during the robbery incidents.

Passing judgement, First Grade Magistrate Kondani Chinangwa said the two were “utterly lawless “.

Chinangwa said he gave a stiff punishment to serve as a reminder to others of how seriously offences of this nature will be treated.

Almando hails from Nakholo village in the area of Traditional Authority Kaduya in Mulanje while Mpoya comes from Magwira village in the area of Traditional Authority Chimaliro in Thyolo.

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matako a pusi
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The sentence is too harsh the ps for tourism just got three years for stealing millions koma awa timahundreds of kwachas with violence mpaka 10 years

shallow minds
Guest

Tell me of kasambala’s conviction. Not these lads.

Likoma Economist
Guest

Govt should revise these archaic and ancient laws. Armed robbers are essentially potential murderers. If convicted they shud get either 50 years or life imprisonment.
This is a madness. Lutepo stole billions and yet he got away with 11 yrs. These guys stole thousands; probably a few millions, they get 10 yrs! This is insanity! And somehow we believe that we can stop crime.

chefourpence
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Just make K.C a judge! He knows how to throw YHL! This is a no nonsense Magistrate. Samaumila zaka. I know this fella from MJ, Machinjiri etc. He is notorious for tough punishments. When you are on the wrong side of the law, just pray KC is not the presiding magistrate.

chefourpence
Guest

Just make K.C a judge! He knows how to throw YHL! This is a no nonsense Magistrate. Samaumila zaka. I know this fella from MJ, Machinjiri etc. He is notorious for tough punishments. When you are on the wrong side of the law, just pray KC is the presiding magistrate.

Thakwalakwa
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Bola obela boma kusiyana ndi kubera munthu wobvutika mzako.

Mlomwe
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Komatu mlomwe mukumtukwanayi ikayambika saathawa amangonyika chiguduli kuti mpaka chiume ndiye naye apumule kulakatitsa zibakela.

NO CHILUNGAMO
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Inu ma jaji mumasiyanisa bwanji milanduuu apa ndiye mwaonesa kukondela wa cashgste 10yrs uyu wa 270pin mukumpasa 10yrs nanga akudwalayi muzamuninkha zingatiii that will be 3yrs nzachiziwikilee.

tsetsefly
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Good that these idiots got stiff punishment.

angoni apaphata
Guest

Awa ten years. Ok. Mphwiyo lutepo kasambala ndiye bwa? Tikukuonani… Mudzapangenso chiweruzo cha ma vote ku court. Tidzakumana. Sniper.

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