Key ‘suspect’ into Malawi soldier killing arrested: Syvester Mzumara

Police in Lilongwe have arrested a key suspect, Sylvester Mzumara, 26,from  Mtawali Village in the area of  Traditional Authority  Wasambo in  Karonga District in connection to the murder of Chipiliro Chiwere from Kamuzu Barracks.

Manjolo:   We arrested  the key suspect

Manjolo: We arrested the key suspect

Chiwere was killed in Area 44 in Lilongwe after being stabbed with a screwdriver at the chest Friday.

National Police Publicist Rhoda Manjolo has confirmedthe arrest.

Manjolo said the suspect works  for Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe as procurement clerk.

Facts of the matter which led to the death of the soldier are that on that particular day the victim was with his friend from Area 23 and on their way back to the Barracks they saw another vehicle joining the main road very close to them and when  they [victim and friend] saw that, they stopped their vehicle and came out, a quarrel erupted and they started fighting and in the process the unknown person stabbed the victim (now deceased) .

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

“Let us avoid unnecessary quarrels in order to avoid losing lives, let’s be patient and learn to accommodate each other when using our roads,” advised Manjolo.

She however said Police were at a “critical stage” of the investigation.

Manjolo said she could not give any further information.

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67 thoughts on “Key ‘suspect’ into Malawi soldier killing arrested: Syvester Mzumara”

  1. BYSON BANDA says:

    well done justice should be seen

  2. Elias Nali says:

    mzumara 14yrs IHL

  3. ochewa says:

    MHSRIP

  4. Jinja says:

    #33 and the rest mukupeleka macomment opusa,mudzaziona. Kodi simunamve chizungu? Who stopped the car? Mesa akuti the guys stop very close? And come out n start quarreling. Akanakhala kut ndimacivilian okhaokha mukanatha mau? Guys let’s change our mind. Sikuti ndewu ili yonse btwn soldier and civilian nde kut amayambitsa ndisoldier. That’s fallacious and stupid. Work up,guys stop this ill mentality. That’s stupid. Titha kuyamba kumaphanadi if uwant. Its the high tym we start thnkn like we hav brains

  5. Denguzman says:

    Kodi akanaphedwa Mzumara, a police mukanapita ku barracks kukamumanga mu soldier? MHSRIP.

  6. such dearth are painful.and also such means of man slaughter is not good.
    however most people think they are heroes if they become soldiers.a lot of people are beaten and humiliated by soldiers on the road,streets,stadiums and even beer drinking points.
    if you know fighting why don’t you fight Tanzania who are robbing us the lake.

  7. Che Ngana says:

    Sometimes Amalawi Mmandipatsa Chizungulire Ndi Ma Reaction Anu Chinthu Chikachitika.Apolisi Akanasiya Kummanga Suspect Yu Kudikira Kuti Omwe Anapha Njauju Azapezeke Kaye??R U Serious??Mlandutu Sumaola Olo Patatha 30yrs Zizaululika Ngati Za Ma Minister Aku Mwanza.Tikuyankhula Ngati Kuti Pali Tinapitapo Kupolice Mkukawauza Apolisi Kuti Pali Ma Clue Otere Pakuphedwa Kwa Njauju.Kulibe Mungelo Ku Polisi Atamosi Prophet Amadalira Ife Kuti Tiwauze.Kupha Msilikali Musaone Ngati Chinthu Chopambana Kapena Kuti His Fellow Soldiers R At Peace With Us Tizatutumuka Tsikulina Mkwiyo Umeneu Uli Pambalambanda.Vuto Lathu A Malawi Timafuna Kumamutinkhatinkha Msilikali Kuti Tizipimana Naye Nyonga Day One Tizaona Zoposa Kubaidwa Ndi Screw Driver.Muzafunse Anthu Othawa Nkhondo Kwao Kuipa Kopanda Ubale Wabwino Pakati Pa Ma Civilian Ndi Asilikali Nkhondo Ikayambika.Wait One MDF IS LOADING!!! STAND BY!!

  8. CHIMPHEPE says:

    a police a malawi simukutithandiza..mumathamangila kugwira anthu nkhani za usiru milandu ikulu ikulu mukungoona..

  9. ma hope a stella gwengweya says:

    speaking as a recepient of an exreme army beating over a very trivial issue, all i can say is ….BIG UP MFANA, WELL DONE, NUFF RESPECT, NDIWE DHILU, MEMBER, MAN, DHULI, KHANG’A.

    get a good lawyer, plead self defence and walk away a free man. watibwezelela anthu ambilife amene tinanzunzikako. real soldiers are in afghanistan, iraq and ukraine

  10. Ngongoliwa says:

    Zikomo a police athu. Koma funso ndi iri: Nanga anapha Robert Chasowa ndi a Njaunju muwagwira liti? Chonde tiyankheni!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ngati simutero ndiye kuti mayankho pankhaniyi ndi ophezekeratu !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Bip Man says:

    May His soul rest in peace bt aleke kuzi3la ma soldiers

    1. Kandapako says:

      Yes dey shud act professional wen such things arise.

  12. Ndikusowa kuti kodi ndiyambira pati koma nkhani ndiyakuti ndiperekeko langizo kwa ana, abale ndi makolo athu inu asitikali kuti chonde tamakhalanani a chikhalidwe cha discipline bwino osamadzichipitsa kukangana ndi ma civilian omwe ndi anthu oyenela kumakunyadilani kuti ndinu mipanda ya Malawi. Msilikali kumenyana ndi civilian iye mkuwina does not prove kuti amaitha, koma akalanditsa Nyanja poilanitsa mmanja mwa asitikali a Tanzania, apo mpo eeeeeee! tikunyadilani kuti a army athu amaitha. Kwa ife ma civilian, kupha msilikali sikutanthauza kuti timaitha, api, mpang’onong’ono pomwe, koma titaphwetsa satana, apo 100% kuitha.

    Asitikali ndi ife ma civilian ndife ana a Mulungu tonse, chomwe tikupikisanilana ndi chiani? Ndipo pa Malawi pano ma civilian tanyanya kupha asitikali kufuna kuonetsa kuti ndife ma chale, iyayi ngati tikunena kuti asitikaliwa amayambitsa mikangano, it is better to avoid their quarrels. Wodzichepetsa adzakuzidwa, wodzikuza adzachepetsedwa.

    Asitikali nonse pepani chifukwa cha infa ya mzanu koma mungotengelapo phunziro pamenepa ndi kale zayambika kuchitikilani zoterezi.

    Pomaliza ndikupempha kwa Inu Mulungu Yehova kuti tetezerani a Malawi tonse kuphatikizapo ana anu asitikali onse. Tiyanjanitseni pakati pathu ndinu Yehova pakuti dziko lapansi likulephera kutiyanjanitsa ife tonse a Malawi pakati pa ma profession athu, pakati pa mitundu yathu, pakati pa zipembedzo zathu, pakati pa maubale athu. Timvereni zifundo zochuluka Mulungu wathu.

    AMEN

  13. Phungwako says:

    Apolisi akumalawi kuthamangira za ziii, wopha njauju akukukanikani kugwira apa koma chilungamo mukuchidziwa

  14. jack mande says:

    May his soul lest in peace

  15. Kingman says:

    Indeed let us learn to be humble, lets avoid unnecessary quarallels. United we stand and divided we fall. Let learn to respect one another so that we can build a very good Malawi

  16. Mapiri says:

    You dont disclose the name of the person unless formally charged.

  17. Dominic says:

    Malawians let us comment responsibly, avoid making fun of one’s circumstances. We all pray to God and HE says “thou shall not kill”.

  18. mzungu wa nzeru says:

    Nomatter what a fight has never been a solution to our defferences let one party fein foolishness thus

  19. Mtochi says:

    Useless headless soldiers, the dead man must not rest in peace. Amazowera anthu amenewa

  20. mavuto athu says:

    suspect sanachedwe kugwidwa nanga aja anapha njauju ali kuti

  21. James Phiri says:

    1000 ways to die. (1) Stop your vehicle, get out and start a fight with an enraged bull, (2) Put a pistol to your head and pull the trigger, (3)…

  22. Mwana wamkomboni says:

    Too much road rage on Malawian roads and driving licences obtained in a crooked way.Sometimes our own soldiers are also to blame.They don’t have discipline in drinking joints.They think being a soldier can get away with anything.They start fighting anyhow.I had an opportunity living in Uk but I never saw soldiers misbehaving like in Malawi,yet these are soldiers who have been sent into dangerous missions even though I don’t condone the behaviour of the suspect squeezing the life of the soldier in that way.Soldiers and civilians should live in harmony.Some soldiers are our uncles,boyfriends,girlfriend etc.We should love to learn one another and live in harmony.

  23. nagama says:

    Kupewa kuposa kuchiza. This will haunt u the rest of ur life waphawe! Too bad.

  24. nagama says:

    Guys guys guys!!!! Kupewa kuposa kuchiza!!!! Uyo wapita. Zatsa ndiinu abwana a ku crossroads. This will haunt u the rest of ur life! Enawa angokamba chikambekambe, koma waphawe mtwndere ulibe!!! Shame!!!

  25. Mr Cool says:

    R I P Soldger

  26. matipwira says:

    anthu awa amazinva amayesa kukhala nsilikali they r V V I P KOMA AMAIWALA KUTI ANAPITA UKO CHIFUKWA CHOSIWA NTCHITO THEY WERE NOT BORN SOLDIERS. mmalo moti azipita Ku Nigeria kwavuta khondoko shame on you

  27. Ati ma soldier.
    Anthu amenewa ooo mngachabechabe.
    zoziputa dala. makani ngati ku xool adapita mokwana.
    Azuza apolicd pa kasungu pa bua roadblock lero apoluce omwewo awathandiza mxiiii zopusa.
    makolo aluza basi

  28. RoyK says:

    A 1000 ways to die

  29. ruth warren says:

    inu asilikali musiye kutumbwa society inaleka kukuopani mukamapanga zosimbwa anthu achita nanu ntchito kulondera nkhalango basi.

  30. jk says:

    Mr Chenene, your comment is s pity especially if you’re a soldier. How cn you pride fighting civilians in all ur senses? I look up to a time that entry point to military should become first degree. Tione ngati ambiliwa sakapezeka akusenza matumba mmadepot umu; kkk

  31. Musazafulu Dums. says:

    Asilikali nao pena udindo wao sauziwa, nzinthu zosatheka kuti anthu kukumana pa njira pekhapekha zinali zifwamba take care!

  32. malawiana says:

    Mahope anga tsopano marry me pliz leave that husband who tortures you

  33. Good Girl says:

    Why did the soldier stop d vehicle? Otherwise he is to blame for his own death. It seems they started quarelling somewhere for mahule I know these guys very well. Learn2b responsible soldiers so dat u earn respect

    1. Chilungamo says:

      Vuto ndilakuti u silikali mumawutenga udyo ngati kuti muli ku nkhondo kale,

  34. Malawi walero says:

    muwauze kuti asamapange matama asilikali wolondera nkhalango awa.ndalama za ku DRC azizuza nazo anthu osalakwa?pano akazidyera kumanda.kusaugwira mtima wakhaura

  35. Alfred Minjo says:

    Inu a Kachepa, ngati muli ndi umboni ingobweretsani BUT please don’t speculate. Muikukhala ngati mikudziwapo kanthu. Inuyo posabwera poyera kupereka umboni uliwonse womwe mukudziwapo kanthu, you are doing a disservice to the people of Malawi and the nation as a whole.

  36. Cecilia Mapila says:

    Ego kills!

  37. Alfred Minjo says:

    @ nc, what do you mean by saying petty criminals? You must be mbuli yeniyeni yomwa madzi ometera ndithu. A criminal is a criminal basi.

  38. Jimuni says:

    Road rage and result – loss of life

  39. chimbatata says:

    pena pake soldiers ndi amatama . chomwe anatulukila in their car ndi chani ? kodi anaombana. amazimva kwambiri kuti ndiye soldier ndiye waziona .

  40. Mwale says:

    There is no case here. The guy was simply defending himself. Imagine you are approached by a soldier in rage. If you bend your tail, won’t he skin you alive? Washout, no case here. Release the guy

  41. Kachepa says:

    Malingana ndi kuwerenga kwanga,wamangidwayo akuganiziridwa kuti ndi amene anapha soldier yo kapena pomwe amaphedwa soldier yo,iye anali pompo??
    Chomwe ndafunsira nchakuti mu nkhani yonse ndawerenga pamwambayo,sindikumvamo kuti Polisi yagwira munthuyu pa chifukwa chiti!!!
    Chifukwa chomwe ndikudabwira nchakuti,Njauju anaphedwa mu wiki yoyambilira ya July mpaka pano,Polisi siinagwirebe oganiziridwa pomwe Njauju naye anali ogwira ntchito m’boma.Koma ayi zikomo kwambiri.Siichita Polisi kukugwirani kuti muulule koma mungabisale bwanji,posachedwa mudzauululana chifukwa mukuona ngati muupeza mtendere komwe muliko.A Polisi bamangani enawo koma anapha Njauju aphetsa ambiri ngati simukudziwa.Alipo anaikira umboni nthawi yomwe ankaphedwayo ndipo zinalembedwa nthawi ndi omwe analipowo.Just wait,muiwale kaye ndipo nawo aiwala pomwe ife sitiiwala.
    Kuonjezera apo,Lawyer ku Zomba kumwalira,mwatumiza nthumwi mma ofesi kukapepesa mu dzina loti anali Civil Servant.Musade nkhawa,ndani ankadziwa kuti adzaululidwa anasunga 22 billion ndalama ya Malawi ku maiko akunja aja?Ndani ankadziwa kuti kudzaululidwa kuti anasiya atasowetsa 61 billion aja anangogwa basi kuthera pompo aja?Sindinu ambewu,mukanakhala ena,mukanangotiuza munjira ina kuti munapha Njauju ndi inu.Koma,sipakale,tidzauzidwa.
    A m’boma nonse samalani pakamwa panupo chifukwa mudzisowetsedwa mosadziwika.Mulungu akhale nanu osowetsa anzanunu ndipo angelo onwe mukuyenda nawo wina ku dzanja lanu lamanjayo ndi wina kumanzereyo,akuoanga record zonse-mudzakhumudwa muli nokha nokha kulephera kufuula.Ndakhumudwa nanu ndithu abale anga.Chisoni chinatithera mmitimamo kwatsala,ali pamphuno!!!
    ebe oganiziridwa mpakanso maiko kulowerapo

  42. Anduna says:

    Apa zakhala bwino kuti atsirikali athu ena atengerepo phunziro chifukwa amazuza macivilian

  43. grey says:

    Amalawi mmalo momathana ndi mavuto azachuma busy kkuphana.Nthawi yasaladi pang’ono kuti mpulumusi YESU adze,tsoka odzesa chokhumudwisa kwanzake thawi yomalizi.

  44. PROFESSOR DR. JAMES NAPWIRI PHIRI says:

    GOOD ADVICE FROM THE POLICE!! KUCHITA KUIKA DALA NDI KUMAKANGANA INALAI MPHAMVU YA MOWA BASI RIP

  45. Mtengowagwa says:

    Who Is This Unknown Person Who Did The Evil The Arrasted One Or Who

  46. Tisekenawo Dks says:

    Amangidwe basi. Bola chilungamo chiwoneke bcoz many issues in Malawi emds at arresting

  47. Mhesha says:

    This is very very unfortunate. RIP my Brother. As for the killer, I say GOD, it is your duty now.
    One WORD: This was an avoidable death. In the USA, soldiers like our dear MDF are treated in high esteem. They are heavily respected by the general American public. They are always their heroes. Wherever they go, the public cheer them. Why? As long as the soldiers are on the American soil, they the soldiers themselves, conduct nobly. They do not attack their own people, the public, on petty issues. They avoid petty quarrels against the people. They protect their noble recognition in the society as long as they are on the American soil. This protects their dignity and respect. In turn, cases of petty quarrels between American Soldiers against their general public are very low. However, here the soldiers feel they are above the law.

  48. phaka says:

    Asilikali apa malawi nawo kunyanya kulimbana ndi anthu ma location umu….mpake adzikuphani atumbuka awa

  49. Big papa says:

    nkhani zapaseu mpaka kuphana? osangogundisa magalimotowo bwanji. Remember no boss on the road.

  50. markc says:

    Munaledwa mu Baibulo”Kukangana kwa dzidzidzi kumayambitsa ndewu ya dzidzidzi ndipo ndewu ya dzidzidzi imaphetsa!”

  51. Mungete says:

    It is very childish to come out of the car at night to quarrel with unknown persons. The soldier (RIP), wanted to prove that he is indeed a soldier. Unfortunately he lost life

  52. Mbiyazodooka says:

    May I request our colleagues in uniform not to be enraged by this incident and indeed some of the negative comments being posted here. The fact remains that at the time of committing this horrendous crime, the suspect may not have known that he was confronting soldiers. So, let sanity prevail and we all learn from this tragedy.

  53. Mulomwe weniweni says:

    Instead of protecting, u are fighting with civilians ma soldier apa nyasa Kuzimva uduli no displine @ all screwdriver kkkkk mmalo mofa ndi mfuti ku nkhondo tengelanipo phunziro osalanu

  54. gaga says:

    ZA UCHITSIRU BASI POTI NDI COPOLO NDE MWATHAMANGA KUMANGA WOKUBAYAYO KOMA AKANAKHALA KOPOLOYO KUPHA WINAYO BWENZI MKUTI TIKUFUFUZA ZA ZIIIIII WAFAWAFA BASI NDIYE MKAMUMANGA WINAYO NDE KOPOLOYO ABWERE KUOPA POTI NDI WA MILITARY WA STANDARD EIGHT 8 NGATI AMENEYO, BWANJI MUKUKANIKA KUMANGA AMENE ANAPHA NJAUUNJU MUNGOTI VWIII OSAWAGWIRA KOMA ATHUWO MKUWAZIWA.

  55. James Mvula says:

    May His Soul Rest In Peace

  56. observer says:

    Sorry that we have lost life due to road misunderstanding between our drivers. However, I saw it coming because of the languages which drivers use to each other on our roads . These guys have rotten mouth. Amatukwana zedi. I am not saying this was the case that laid to death of lance Chiwere. RIP. This is a bitter lesson to all other drivers.Police take note. What type of procurement clerk with such mafia acts?

  57. drzoosie says:

    Our friends from the north like to quarrel on everything – be it road rage, politics, women, cattle rustling, ufiti, chidyamakanda, swindling, religious infighting- infact everything.

  58. Chidzukulu Cha_Akwitusya says:

    mmmmm work done but the police should also be reminded that we are still waiting to hear the suspect of Njaunju’s death……ziri pati……

  59. tiwonge says:

    Mutuluseni womangidwayo asilikali akuno matama amangoyamba dala anthu.Tayambapo kubwezela za mmodzi mudamupha ku Kamuzu stadium wosalakwa uja.Ili ndi chenjezo kwa asilikali ena.

  60. Mapyiya says:

    Rip

  61. nc says:

    Malawi police quick to arrest petty criminals.

  62. dayfri says:

    african unite..no fussing and fighting…why stabbing your friend. thy shall not kill

  63. mtumbuka1 says:

    Road rage is a bitch, people travel with weapons on the road and the last thing I do when driving is to pick up an altercation on the road. Be smart and selfless share the road since no one man owns the road and this should save as a lesson to the like minded people. Leave some stuff to relevant authorities (i.e.) traffic cops. As a professional driver, I never get out of my car at night to talk to strangers even if they pressed all my wrong buttons.

  64. Chipapwiche Kajhalwiche says:

    Too much impunity and rage on Malawian roads.

  65. chenene says:

    Asilikali nkhani ndi imeneyo…follow up which police station is he being kept and take custody of him…if u take one, we take 7 israel way

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