Malawi army soldiers kill 2 over Dzalanyama

A man has died in Lilongwe, a second death in two weeks after allegedly been severely beaten by Malawi Defence Force soldiers as the battle over Dzalanyama forest wears an ugly face.

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Peter Dimba, Lilongwe L South MP told Zodiak radio on Saturday that Daniel Kalendo from Chimkudzi village in the area of chief Masambankhunda in Lilongwe has died at St Gabriel Hospital in Namitete, Lilongwe of his injuries he had in legs and arms allegedly sustained because of severe beating from the soldiers.

“He is the second to die. We reported the matter to the highest level, the deputy minister of Defence but we are getting no response from the government,” said Dimba.

He said this has completely stalled development in his area as people are running away when they hear a car sound.

The first person who died was 80 year old Joseph Jamiele who died after he was allegedly beaten by the soldiers.

The deceased wife, Diana, said her husband was forcibly taken by men in MDF soldiers on January, 11 and was brought back the next day by some villagers severely wounded, bleeding and very weak and died hours later.

She said his body was taken to Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe but said the police refused to release the postmorterm examination report to the deceased family.

Yohane Kadya said he was among the 10 people that the soldiers forcibly took out of the village for interrogation along with the two deceased.

He said they were severely beaten up and were taken to a swamp (dambo) where the soldiers would beat them, then throw them in water until the 80 year old collapsed and fainted, saying this is when the soldiers released them.

MDF spokesman Paul Chiphwanya said the arny have not received an official complaint on the matter, saying once a complaint is received, they would institute an investigation an soldiers involved would receive disciplinary action.

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Baba
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Baba
8 months 2 hours ago

Ntchito Ya Asilikali Ndi Imeneyo. Palibe Chodabwitsa Apa.Ngati Mukufuna Mtendere Itanani Apolisi Asilikali Achoke. Failing Which Anthu Apitirira Kuphedwa Ma Soldier Samachita Chibwana.

DR TONDE
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DR TONDE
8 months 5 hours ago

Zodiac broadcasting station is a stupid radio station that i have now stopped listening to now. No moral responsibility whatsoever. You know they put this story as its weekend feature story! For what! Nyasatumes.don’t join stupid zbs

chipwilikiti
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chipwilikiti
8 months 8 hours ago
Comment 40, 12 and 6 i agree with you guys, the army are not above the law afterall iwowo akalanda makalawo kapena mitengoyo what do they do with them . A kansala take the matter up, find out why mitengo yachilengedwe yodula koopsa imene analanda a MDF yasowa ku MDF heaquarters komweko after Commander wolamulira asilikali olanda makala, mitengo ndi kupha anthu atalamula kuti mitengo isamalondeledwe cholinga choti abe akagulitse for millions of money. A president chonde pakhale commission of inquiry into the death of these two. the other thing is we wonder why now these soldiers are killing civilians… Read more »
jk
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jk
8 months 11 hours ago

MALAWI FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF LOOSING A LIFE IS NT A JOKE

Harawa
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Harawa
8 months 13 hours ago

Akuchita bwino a army kuteteza nkhalango ndipo amakala awa amakhala ndi zida zoopsa ndipo izi ndi zina zomwe zimawonjezera mkhwiyo mwa army athu.

Long Live Malawi Defence Force, Long Live Malawi.

Simbi
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Simbi
8 months 15 hours ago

Killing defenceless people. Is this the sign of might on the so called MDF? Imagine killing an 80 old granny. Do we really have sensible soldiers that a country can be proud of? Whoever is applauding the behaviour of these useless so called soldiers should be ashamed of his/herself.

ndatopa
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ndatopa
8 months 16 hours ago

Zoona zake ndizoti Boma lipeze njira yoti aliyetse wa kumudzi olo wamtauni asamaphikire makala basi. Nchenjezo ndiloti army ngati mukuphadi anthuwo siyani chifukwa Mulungu sakondwera ndizophana ayi. ngati mwaphadi pemphani chikhululukiro kwa mulungu akukhululukireni basi. ziwani kuti umphawi ndiumene kukupangitsa zonsezi kuti anthu aziwotcha makala kuti apeze chakudya chalero.

Mathanyula
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Mathanyula
8 months 16 hours ago

pathako panu amene mukuti a Army KUCHITA BWINO MCHITIDWEU…..Once again pankholo panu….. kuchokera pa Kampepuza, Msipe, Balaka market, Chingeni, Manjawira, Senzani, Chitale, Phalula, Kanono, Kamwamba kuzafika Zalewa malo onsewa munali nkhalango koma mitengo anamliza…..mwano wake nkumachita kuyala makala mbali mwa nseu. bwanj ngati muli oteteza osabwera malo amenewa kuzapha anthuwa? Ndakwiya nanu

malawi
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malawi
8 months 17 hours ago

MUKAONE THUMA FOREST ANAMALIZA KUMENEKU MUPITENSO ARMY

Mbuya
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Mbuya
8 months 17 hours ago

If that is true God is watching u repent ur sins

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