Malawi Police arrest Admarc guard over killing

Malawi Police in Nsanje have arrested a 48 year old Admarc guard at Mbenje for killing a community policing official following a fracas that erupted as people jostled to buy maize.

Kaunga: The guard killed the villager

Kaunga: The guard killed the villager

Nsanje Police Station officer in charge Kelby Kaunga said the guard, Anderson Kantepa has since been charged with negligence after he forgot to close his gun and  fired  in the air to scare people who were jostling to buy the few tonnage of maize which arrive at Mbenje Admarc depot.

Kantepa accidentally killed Wyson Bisengo on Monday after accidentally triggerring a gun he was holding when he was floored and tramped upon by people seeking to buy the maize.

Kaunga said Kantepa was supposed to close his gun after firing in the air.

Bisengo, a member of community policing in Mbenje, went to the Admarc depot to bring peace after people jostled and caused pandemonium in a bid to buy maize.

The fracas started around 11 am and the Admarc guard was overpowered by the people who had come to buy the maize, he fell on the ground and accidentally triggered the bullet that hit Bisengo on the neck, killing him instantly.

The irate villagers, after the killing, run amok, ransacked the market, looting all the maize that was there.

The body of Bisengo was taken to Nsanje District Hospital for postmortem.

President Peter Mutharika on Friday reiterated that despite food shortages, no one in Malawi will die of hunger saying Admarc has stated buying maize to avert hunger that characterized last year’s season.

On Monday he met leaders of Zambia and Mozambique and high on the agenda was the issue of food as Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi are this year expected to experience acute food shortages.

Malawi is expected to have 1.4 million tones of maize out of the needed three million metric tones.

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9 thoughts on “Malawi Police arrest Admarc guard over killing”

  1. The Prophet says:

    Mesa munkanena kuti Nzimayi ndiwoyipa dizo mwaziona koma mukungoyang’ana akanakhala nthawi ya nzimayi mukanati ndiosaphunzira nkuona njala yamukanika nanga ophunzirawo zikuwakanika bwanji pano. Malawi khala odekha ndipo siuyamika siunati ukukolola zimene unadzala. How I wish 2019 azawinenso yemweyu chifukwa siuyamika kwamulungu. Kumbuka atakuchotsa ku Egiputo kuputa nawe ku kenani unamunyoza kuti wandichitseranji siiizo umafuna zija nanga ukulira chani lero. Kumbuka phunzira yamika ndinso khala ndi nzeru. Ngati nkotheka uziyamika mulungu akakuchotsa mmavuto.

  2. chikopa says:

    An accident happened. How can the police say he should have locked the gun when people trampled on him? I think most commentators here only have a sheer hatred of Peter and are mbwenu-mbwenu. The Nsanje people were not die out of hunger but rather impatient. Can you please remember they killed seven people by burning in a single day? They are hard-hearted. Kukonda kulenga ng’ona and so many bad things. Look at people like Mbuya from Chikwawa and rest of them. Their intention was not to pay for the maize. So please most of the dickheads who have commented here before do not just have a beef against munthu osakhidwa. Why didn’t your father contest as president?

  3. Ayaya kumudzi says:

    Please release him on bail.This is an accident there was no motive whatsoever to kill. The case of negligence does not arise here.

  4. Nabetha says:

    Musiyeni munthu wa anthu. umboni muli nawo kuti sichinali cholinga chake kutero koma anthu ndiamene amamusokoneza, kumulepheletsa kuti asagwire ntchito yake mwadongosolo.

    Kwa banja la munzathu watisiyayo tikungoti pepani ndithu. Mulungu yekha akutonthozeni.

  5. Mob says:

    Peter? Do you see now that a person has died in Nsanje for food?

  6. Bima Matheza says:

    APM his death happened due to shortage maize. pLZ Listen to wise pple 4 advice

  7. Zoona says:

    No body has died because of hunger in Malawi. Now it makes sense. Sichoncho Kasaira ndi Peter Mutharika?

  8. kk says:

    That’s what i know kuti njala ikakula msinkhu imatha kupangisa anthu osauka kumaoneka ngati nyama za ku tchire mmaso mwa anthu olemera,tell me what is the use of the gun pamalo pamene anthu akufuna chakudya?
    Ndipo nchifukwa chiani Boma likunnamabe mpaka lero kuti chakudya lili nacho chokwanila?
    Ndipo likumakanabe kuti palibe anthu omwe afapo ndinjala, kodi munthuyu si njara yomwe yamuphetsa?Malawi! Malawi! Malawi! Kodi tiyelekeze kuti mwina ndivuto la utsogoleri pomatha zaka zotsalazi zitithera bwaaa! nanga tiyerekeze mwa umbuli muja tichitenso mwina ndikulola kuti utsogoleri upitilile, anthu akahalapobe?
    kaya ine ndangofusako sindidatchule munthu, kapena dzina la munthu, nangodandaula ine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Mbodzole says:

    Barely after a few days some dunderhead refused to accept the reality of hunger related deaths in the country, here a life has been lost as a result of a struggle for maize at an Admarc depot… chickens coming to roost

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