Cops assaulted in Mzuzu: Malawi Police plays down incident

Two police officers belonging to delta division in Mzuzu  were on Wednesday  night attacked by unknown near St Andrews C.C.A.P church, Northern Region Police Publicist, Maurice Chapola, confirmed but  dismissed assertions that it is connected to the shooting of an army officer in Zomba.

Chapola:  Not related to Zomba shooting

Chapola: Not related to Zomba shooting

The two police officers whose names could not be independently verified were attacked by unknown thugs in Mzuzu City while on duty patrolling the city’s streets.

According to Chapola, besides having their two riffles snatched off, the police officers were severely beaten by the thugs. They  were then rushed to Mzuzu Central Hospital to receive medical treatment.

Early this week, it was reported in the media that a Malawi Defence Force Officer was  fatally in Zomba by police officers who were on patrol.

With the Mzuzu Wednesday night incident, some quarters of the public are already linking the incident to that which occurred in Zomba.

However, Northern Police Publicist (Maurice Chapola) said the Mzuzu incident has nothing to do with that in Zomba, saying investigations are still underway to establish the cause of the incident and bring to book whosoever is behind the attack.

“It may be too early to say that the incident which happened here in Mzuzu is related to the one in Zomba,” said Chapola, adding that the two riffles which were snatched have been recovered.

“So far, no arrest has been made in connection to the issue. But I can confirm that one of the two officers who were attacked has been discharged from hospital while the other is still under treatment, but his condition is improving,” he added.

Chapola also said that the incident is not an indication of security lapse in the city or country.

“The scenario itself may not be a stiff measure to say that Mzuzu City is not safe security wise, because we have been witnessing quite a number of related incidents before; officers being beaten and police headquarters being stoned, so it’s normal,” he said.

In Zomba, Malawi Defence Force officers clashed with police officers, after it was learnt that a police officer had shot dead a member of the former.

For the past months, the country has been facing quite a number of crimes including robberies on business persons and individuals.

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40 thoughts on “Cops assaulted in Mzuzu: Malawi Police plays down incident”

  1. amos magongwa says:

    Njovu zikamamenyana umatikitika ndi udzu. osakangana ndife ana kamodzi

  2. nyenga says:

    ine dothi ndatapa kale…akufuna aphume tiwonerepo ndewu ya makape amene salemekeza ufulu wa ma civilians

  3. Amuna ngunda ngunda,wakumalowa . says:

    Vuto ndilakuti wankulu wa polisi malaya ake zingwinjiri zokhazokhs naye waMDF zingwinjiri zokha zokha sopano wankulu ndi ndani apa mumadererana .

  4. nosaf says:

    Choipa sabwezera

  5. qabaniso says:

    Bongololo – 22.1 – R U a believer or not? Can’t u c that our God has alreaday intervened. Peace will prevail in Malawi whether one likes it or not. JESUS IS LORD!!!

  6. Chule mkulu says:

    Eish,pakhola apa alinamwana agwiritse

  7. Ishoshe says:

    Kaning’ina simacheza thats lesson number one

  8. Amuna ngunda ngunda- aku malowa . says:

    SHEE moyale sopano anyamata aku nchenga utuwa kuzolozolo, eish mwati sama omberekakunfuti kumangotuluka madzi kuti fwaaaa.

  9. Adnab says:

    Come on Mr Chapola, don’t say its normal, say it happens. And when citizens are frequently victimized by crime then its security lapse….but when those who are responsible for maintaining order are victims thats even worse than just security lapse.

  10. Fathi Alshab says:

    investigation on s death and incuddnt with names & time date u.mfiti eti mumajafynz
    se kumandako? nduts amakyzani ndani mizimu mpK amakyzinilNi report ir sratement ziha makalemba mchizungu cga venecular.
    dont tell me u want ti know his/her blood group or shoe size…oops paja mafuna mtubdu what value does that add ti a case? ndine mmalawi ivadwira ku mvera does not mean am ngoni or chewa! please lets get rid of this thinking zats why timayiqala qhich are the core ethnu groups ib mlw…but if we persue these its discrimiinatory practice it must stop….

    1. tonde says:

      Walemba zosamveka koma muli tinzeru pang’ono. Can you be clear with your writing plz

  11. Hahahahahaha imeneyi kodi ndi warm up ya Tanzania panyanja. Kkkkkkkk tit 4 tat anatero malemu Bingu tiyeni nazoni ife tizingoonerera basi.

  12. Chiyendausiku says:

    Vuto lake ma department awiriwa amadererana nde aswanadi alekeni

  13. mbuzi says:

    This story does not make sense. apart from being poorly written – its has holes. Not a through job from the reporter who wrote it. How many people assaulted the cops? Did the cops guns had live ammunition or not? what type of guns did they have? Were the cops ambushed or they were stalked? If the writer failed to ‘verify the names’ then he or she is lazy.

  14. Kika Kanawe says:

    MY God will intervene mankind has become so unruly from top to bottom.These are signs of the times.

    1. Bongololo says:

      God will not intervene because He is busy with other pressing matters. Don’t fool yourself here!

  15. ndadabwa says:

    a army amenewo. mwai kuti sanawaphe. mfuti alandazo apita adzikabera.

  16. fundo says:

    so the thugs are now in possesion of the guns, wat a pity .

  17. BalakaGuy says:

    Uwauze bambo ako azamenye nkhondo ukuneanayo wamva wa polisi iwe,tinakukutumulani ndifeyo kumene ndipo sitinati mwanva a kapokola inu.ku Mzuzu mumenyedwa simunati.

  18. Vinco M says:

    pOLICE oFFICERS BEATEN BY THUGS WHILE ON DUTY!!!!!! YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST SHOT THEM LIKE WHAT YOUR FRIENDS DID IN ZOMBA. PERIOD!!!!!!

  19. MVUNGO says:

    Koooma mantha anji mpaka mwayamba kugwira ntchito ku chipinda bwana Chapola?

    1. APM says:

      koma wabaya pamenepa ayise kikikiki

  20. wawaruh says:

    normaly though abnormaly why always investigations underway matsiku nkumatha even nkhani itakhala yachionekele investigations shall keep on underway mpaka chimaliziro cha dzikoli. zimatinyasa zimenezi!!!!!

  21. Citizen banda says:

    Lets allow them to play friendly war. Aongole manja pang’ono tione wankulu ndani osati zobisalilanazo

  22. Kanyimbi says:

    MDF ndiye panja penipeni. Kodi akanakuthiraninso machaka kumeneko mukanatinso a polisi alakwa. Anthu opusa. matama ngati a chule olumpha popanda dzenje.

  23. KONDWANI says:

    KOMANDIYE EEH WACHITETEZO KUPHIKIDWA NDEKULIBWANJI ENAFE

  24. ineyo says:

    It is connected to the zomba shooting koma we must know that the police are doing their job well than the army kumangotukwana mu ma streets and putting themselves up there. chikhalirecho sanamenyepo nkhondo, fotsek

  25. vaanwyk says:

    nkhaniyi njokhuzana ndi ya zomba-shooting. Kulandidwa mifuti nkomwe kukuonesa umboni kut adachita izi ndi asilikali okwiya aku moyale. munthu wamba sangalande mifuti kwa apolice pomwe iye mwini alibe mfuti. secondly kupezekanso kwa mifutiyo kukutiuza kut sangakhale akuba koma Moyale boys. Dziwani kuti malawi yenseyi komwe kuli asilikali osaopa, ochangamuka, oti lero lomwe mtawauza kut kalandeni nyanja kwamataifa, aku moyale angasangalale. Suja ndiko kunayambira Operation Bwenzan ya MYP? Chipanda asilikali a Moyale bwezi MYP ya John Tembo italanda kale bomali.

  26. Gimbogo says:

    So it normal for a Police Officer to shoot to death a soldier .It is normal for patrol Police Officers to have their guns snatched and being severely beaten . It is normal for thugs to break into the house of a Govt minister worst the house of the Vice state President. Please tell the nation that it is all abnormal and admit that there is a security lapse in our country

  27. wakabaza says:

    Kodi akuoneka mutu bii pabedi kumbuyo kwa chithunzi cha wapolisi – wafunda bulangeti lofiira ndi ndani wanu bambo Chapola? Pezani chithunzi china choti muziika!

  28. Zambiata says:

    You have recovered the riffles and no one has been arrested? From where have u recovered them? If the cops were attacked by thugs as you are putting it, don’t you think they could have gone away with the riffles. These cops were attacked by soldiers and no wonder they had nothing to do with the riffles. Please Mr Chapola, take out that bedroom photo and tell the nation the truth and you will be set free.

    1. Pinyapinya says:

      Mzanga si a kayombe kapena kuti a payoniya amene analanda gogodelazi munthu ngati osaiziwa mfuti ndigwila pati kuti isaombe chipopolo. Kodi inu a Army ndi a Police sizimakukondani mukamamva anthu akusilira kunjako kuti ku Malawi ndi kwabata ndi mtendere Mulungu akukanthani mukamalimbana ndi ana a Mulungu kamufuseni Farao akulimbana ndi ana a Israel onse anathela mmazi

  29. Gift Kayipa. says:

    Ine futi sindiidziwa komanso pali a malawi ambiri omwe futiyo saidziwanso.ndiye mwati siasilikali amene alanda futizo?ndiye ndi ndan ?apolice anzawo kapena ?coz mmalawi wamba futi samayidziwa

  30. vanikani NJASKO says:

    MOYALE BARACKS IS THE MOST REACTIVE. POLICE IN MZUZU TAKE CARE. WHERE ARE THE SNATCHED GUNS. A MOYALE CHONDE SIYANI. WE LOVE YOU. COME BACK LIKE YOU DID ON JULY 20 TO RESCUE THE PEOPLE BEING SHOT BY POLICE

  31. This incident is linked wth the Zomba obviously. However, zagwazatha. Next time this shud not happen again. Police service & Malawi Defence are doing the same job of curbing insecurity in our beloved Malawi. Ana a banja limodzi sayenera kumadana. Check this outu!

  32. MAMAYE says:

    KUTHEDWA NZERU KWA MUNTHU !! MULUNGU MUTITHANDIZE TACHEPA NAZO !!

  33. Nabetha says:

    Mr. Chapola don’t you have another photo, taken in your office perharps, the photo above is looking awkward because it is taken in your bedroom. Rather keep it in your album instead of showing it to the public like that. Munakulira kuti kodi?

    1. Jabulosi says:

      This comment should be directed to Nyasa Times, Chapola is not author of this article!!! Be fair!!!

  34. Franco Lameck says:

    This spokesperson is an idiot.Is this the kind of situation that you can say its normal?Something wrong

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