Malawi Police arrest father, son for whacking suspected thief

Malawi Police in Blantyre have arrested a 60 year-old man Masauko Mbewe and his son, Action for injuring a suspect believed to have stolen sugar cane from their garden.

Mbewe and his 24 year-old son are said to have caught the victim stealing sugar cane, and instead of taking him to Police, they just dealt with him by cutting his ligaments on his legs.

The incident happened on July 11 around 8pm near Sky Ways Business College in the commercial capital, Blantyre, according to Constable Andrew Mayawo, Assistant spokesperson for Blantyre Police.

“Masauko Mbewe and his son guard the sugar cane field at night and on this material day, they bumped into the victim and caught him stealing sugar cane.

“They severely whacked him and left him half dead. The victim was then rushed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where he regained conscious and his still admitted to the hospital,” said Mayawo.

Mayawo then urged the general public to avoid mob justice, saying suspects are always innocent until proven by competent court of law.

“As police, we will allow justice to prevail. We have levelled charged against them because they have flouted the country’s laws.

“The best they could have done was to take the person to Police than executing mob justice. Mob justice is no good. It’s an offence. It is the courts that have the mandate to give punishments to those proven to have committed an offence,” said Mayawo.

Mbewe and his son hails from Teza village, Traditional Authority Ganya in Ntcheu district, but they based in Mbayani while the victim hails from M’biza village,

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

newest oldest most voted
Notify of



mtumbuka ameyu eti?


So police don’t like competition in killing thieves ?

Chimani. Game

But u police guys you shoot to kill suspects


Does the police consider that these thieves come well armed? How can you take a well armed life threatening thief to the police unless you physically subdue him/her? Palibepo nkhani apa.


Mmm nanu apolice musamakhale busy kusaka yemwe wachotsa ma limbs kapena kupha mbava.Zikatere mudzisangalara coze u never know kut mawa akanakaba kwandan?,mwina nkunyumba kwanu kapena kwa m,bale wanu!.Zimatikhudzatu tikamamva kut wapolice waphedwa ndi mbava.Timalakalaka titakhala IG/ president nthawi yomweyo nkupha mbamva zonse including za cashgate ngangale ndiizo zomwe zayamba kupha anthu…so bad.
Aniyake zimbeo chonde atulutseni,sanalakwe!!!!.


Kill kill kill

Ndatero ine

Kuba ndi kuba basi . Bolanso ya maligaments nanga shoot to kill

Mbava wochani

Kupha mbava sikulakwa chifukwa ndigawo loteteza munda wake munthu omwe amadalira moyo wa tsiku ndi tsiku. Enanu akazaba kwanu muzaona kamwini sikachepa


Sanalakwitse iyeyo nzimbeyo inali yake panyopake,amuchepetsanso akanangochipha ngakhalenso kuchiotcha ngati mang’ina,nanu apolice mukusowa ntchito eti,munthuyo anakhetsera thukuta lake,iye manja lende,chizeteeee

More From Nyasatimes