Malawi Police arrest 14 members of Balaka criminal gang: ‘Ziwanda Crew’

Police at Balaka district, eastern Malawi have arrested 14 members of a gang calling themselves ‘Ziwanda crew’ following an assault on a 17-year-old girl at Majiga location in the district. But police say the gang leader, known as Rasta Zibaba and other members are still at large.

According to the victim, the suspects who are aged between 13 and 17 beat her up her while others were touching her private parts but she said she managed to free herself after she cried for help and wounded one of the gang members.

“Police managed to arrest one suspect who upon interview confessed that he is a member of gang calling themselves Ziwanda crew a development that forced the Police to launch a man hunt and managed to arrest the other members, ” says Balaa spokesperson Inspector Joseph Sauka .

Sauka says Ziwanda crew which was based at Mangerengere location is gang of over 20 members of which 6 are girls and most of them are at Primary School and only a few are in Secondary School.

“The gang convenes day and night in uncompleted house where they smoke Indian hemp, drink beer and do all thoughts of nasty things; and from there they go to the streets at night where they beat up everyone they come across and causing public nuisance by shouting obscene words in the streets,” says Sauka.

He says all the suspects will appear before court upon completion of the investigations where they will answer a case of Indecent Assault which is contrary to section 137 sub sections 1 of the Penal code.

Meanwhile, the police is appealing to parents and guardians to monitor their children because most of these arrested are School going children and were leaving their homes as if they were going to School but never showed up according to reports from their respective Schools.


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18 thoughts on “Malawi Police arrest 14 members of Balaka criminal gang: ‘Ziwanda Crew’”

  1. Malipeya says:


  2. Andrew chigwenyu says:

    Someone made a silly coment . Does the fracas in Balaka talk about 1/4 system ? If the so called tumbuka were intellegent, they cud hv built Mgoza University instead of growing chamba there. If it were in composition writing , u were out of the topic .

  3. These guyz must taken to prison direct, coz they wil disturb those going to xool, do wth them you offecers.

  4. Tq of Ztown says:

    zingoonetsa kuti makolo awonso ali mu Ziwanda crew momwemo

  5. Straight Talk says:

    Instead of going to school they are smoking weed and drinking cheap sachets.Ntchito kudalira quota basi.Ndiye muzilimbana ndi ana achitumbuka kuti chifukwa chiani amakhoza kwambiri ndikumawapangira quota?Do you think something good can come out of smoking weed and drinking cheap sachets?Balaka always make headlines with stupid things in Malawi.

  6. vendort says:

    Amanngeni no option of fine

  7. yanechabandah says:

    amasulidwe coz anthu ena amakhala kuti geli anamariza kalekale but job not found in malawi

    1. Majoni says:

      You are out of your mind. What you are suggesting is not insane but also illlogical.

  8. Davie ophara mutheko says:

    kkkkkkkk Balaka sopano chanikodi amalawi

  9. mohamed malinga says:

    Sauka is doing his best to keep balaka in a better position to make sure that is free from crime.We proud of you keep it up so that others must follow your example

  10. mache Joy says:

    sambi ana aanthu concho sukulu angamalize???

  11. anadimba says:

    ziwanda zenizeni

  12. Chilombo says:

    Ma crew opusa ngati awa akuchuluka kwambiri.Apa zikuonetseratu kuti makolo ambiri samakhala serious ndi ana awo.Makolo awonso azimangidwa for luck of good parenting and negligance cos mwana sangamayende usiku kholo osadadwa kapena kuchitapo kathu.Aziphunzitsinso mutithandize,mukaona mwana sakubwerabwera ku sukulu awuzeni makolo msanga olo mukaona khalidwa la chilendo mwa anawa.Chonchi mukuti tipange ligalize chamba?

  13. andy says:

    Amangidwe basi agalu amenewo

  14. Arthur mtambalika says:

    Ma crew amenewa ativuta bwanji!!!

  15. che dada says:

    kumzuzuso ku chiwavi makamaka kuliso gulu lotchedwa gaza.. Anthu ambili akumenyedwa koma police simaagwila…

  16. Vwapuvwapu says:

    Mpaka asikana Balaka yavutadi. Kkkkkkkkkk

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