Malawi Police arrest fifth suspect in Mzuzu fracas

Police said on Wednesday that they have arrested the fifth suspect in  connection to the violence that erupted on  Sunday at a solidarity rally Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera held in Mzuzu city.

One of the victims of Mzuzu fracas

One of the victims of Mzuzu fracas

Police spokesman for the northern region, Maurice Chapola, revealed the suspect’s identity as  Thembisire Nkosi, 32.

“We have arrested a fifth suspect. He is Thembisire Nkosi, 32 from Nkosi village , Traditional Authority Nthwalo in Mzimba,” said Chapola.

He said Nkosi and other four suspects will answer charges of proposing violence which is contrary to section 86 of the penal code.

Other suspects are ; George Mwamtobe, 38, from Mwangukulu Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kilipula in Karonga; Lumbani Munthali, 29, from Matupi Village, T/A Chikulamayembe, Rumphi; Clive Nthakomwa, 52, of Malema Village, T/A Kyungu in Karonga; and, Frank Simwaka Kashololo, 30, from Kashololo Village, T/A Mwenewenya in Chitipa.

Despite  lawmaker Christopher Mzomera Ngwira being linked to have hired thugs on behalf of  former vice president Khumbo Kachali, police have not questioned the politician.

Chakwera, Alliance for Democracy (Aford) president Enoch Chihana, PP third vice-president Kamlepo Kalua and other opposition members of Parliament (MPs) were subjected to attacks by panga wielding rough necks sat Chibavi Primary School ground in the northern city.

Mzimba West MP (PP) Harry Mkandawire who attended the rally, was forewarned by Mzomera Ngwira not attend because there was going to be violence.

Malawi Law Society is on record condemning political violence saying it “breeds political instability and this in turn affects a number of developmental issues, including investor confidence and respect for human rights.”

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

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

More From Nyasatimes

More From the World

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
baza
Guest
baza
6 months 1 day ago

ATUMBUKA SIMUZATHEKANSO. YOU MEAN YOU CAN STOOP SO LOW SO AS TO BE USED AS POLITICAL PAWNS IN A GAME OF CHESS?

I DONT BELIEVE THIS. DPP IS BUSY CONSOLIDATING ITS QUOTA SYSTEM WHICH DISADVANTAGES PEOPLE FROM THE NORTH AND YET THE YOUTHS FROM THE NORTH ARE BUSY KILLING KINSMEN AND WOMEN IN THE NAME OF DPP.

EEEISH!

robert nyirenda
Guest
6 months 1 day ago

otsawanyonga anthuwa zithu zithera kukambirana

rhoda soko
Guest
rhoda soko
6 months 1 day ago

That’s not right thing to do,if something is wrong we suppose 2discuse about it.Fighting is not solving problem thing about it,thank u.

roy hauya
Guest
roy hauya
6 months 2 days ago

its good the people are being pursued and arrested. but to me the real matter is who is sponsoring these primitive acts of brutality?

nyamayasauka
Guest
nyamayasauka
6 months 2 days ago

kodi amenawa ndi abusa wa mpingo wanji?

chi
Guest
chi
6 months 2 days ago

abusa bwanjii?

Samuel matola
Guest
Samuel matola
6 months 2 days ago

Anthu amenewa anyongedwe basi coz akuipitsa mbiri ya amalawi

mizimu yakwiya
Guest
6 months 2 days ago

MwayMbanso zamkulu wanu ufumu wanu taukana

bristol
Guest
6 months 2 days ago

I humbly ask police to arrest the big fish and not timatemba. You arrested Hon Kabwila and her two MCP Colleagues over whatsup comments and the issue in the courts. Why are you not arresting the big fish. Know that God is in control of this great nation. This nation does not belong only to DPP Supporters but to all Malawians. Whoever goes against the law, he will face the same law. Those who use the sword to cause terror to others will die by the sword.

Martin
Guest
Martin
6 months 2 days ago

Mzomera and Khumbo must be arrested also.

wpDiscuz