Calm returns to Tsangano after commotion: Malawi- Mozambique border

Relative calm has returned to the Tsangano trading centre in Ntcheu the border between Malawi and Mozambique, that was rocked by violence between locals on Monday as a Burundian national residing in Mozambique side detained a Malawian trader.

Tsangano Turn off

Tsangano Turn off

Speculations were rife that the Mozambican military soldiers invaded the Malawi side in a war threatening manner when the messages were put to alert road travellers to avoid the route.

But Malawi Police said there was no such military action.

“What happened is that a Malawian boy was detained by a Burundian boy staying on Mozambique side at Tsangano,” Malawi Police spokesman Nicholous Gondwa said.

“Some other people of bad behaviour, the criminals took advantage [of the situation] and looted some groceries in the Burundian shop,” Gondwa explained.

This triggered chaotic scenes among locals.

Eye witnesses said Mozambique soldiers crossed the boarders armed to the teeth and caused havoc in Malawi confiscating groceries from Malawians, some which were not even part of loot.

Malawi Police made arrests of 12 people over the looting.

The suspects are expected to appear in court Tuesday, police said.

Tsangano Turn Off Trading Centre in Ntcheu along the M1 Road is an almost irresistible stopover for travellers wishing to buy vegetables and potatoes.

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Bright Mw
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4 months 23 days ago

Let’s pray for our country God bless Malawi

Beto
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Beto
4 months 23 days ago

War in africa why why??

true patriot
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true patriot
4 months 23 days ago

Our security agencies have a serious problem – how can they downplay such a grave incident? They are used to feeding us with lies on everything, including peddling on petty issues. This habit has became so entrenched in our system with the devastating effect of downplaying an inversion! It is only in this country where a very senior security officer, a five star general for that matter, can be slain in cold blood and yet, 20 years down the line, the country still hasn’t found who carried out this crime… That is the tragedy called Malawi…

poul
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poul
4 months 23 days ago

i think lucky of understandings i hope so

Limz
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Limz
4 months 23 days ago

kkkkkkkk the funny part is, Burundians use Malawi kwacha though they wish to be called Mozambicans

Enawa
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4 months 23 days ago

Please pc is vital seek it

Mathews
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Mathews
4 months 23 days ago

Osateteza abale awo akuvutika kwawok bwanji

The Chap
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The Chap
4 months 23 days ago

Why would the Mozambican police enter Malawi on a war zone like? Its unheard of because we are a sovereign country and no where can this be done.

Am sure Malawian police were scared to a great deal, How dare they enter Malawi tooth armed? Ma rubbish awa ndithu

tsangano
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tsangano
4 months 23 days ago

mchiyani kodi a Malawi???

Phwisa
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Phwisa
4 months 23 days ago

If it were in Zambia the Burundians akadaona zenophobia.

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