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.”

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21 thoughts on “Malawi Police arrest fifth suspect in Mzuzu fracas”

  1. baza says:

    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!

  2. otsawanyonga anthuwa zithu zithera kukambirana

  3. rhoda soko says:

    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.

  4. roy hauya says:

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

  5. nyamayasauka says:

    kodi amenawa ndi abusa wa mpingo wanji?

  6. chi says:

    abusa bwanjii?

  7. Samuel matola says:

    Anthu amenewa anyongedwe basi coz akuipitsa mbiri ya amalawi

  8. MwayMbanso zamkulu wanu ufumu wanu taukana

  9. bristol says:

    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.

  10. Martin says:

    Mzomera and Khumbo must be arrested also.

  11. mg says:

    ngwira , nkhumbo,deport boys, their days are numbered. their days are few.things wll turn around.

  12. jubeki says:

    Proposing violence when it’s common knowledge that bodily harm was occasioned on people? Actually violence took place. Police why giving them lean charge??

  13. Mbulu says:

    It was the MCP spokesperson,aford Enock Chihana and PP’s Kamlepo Kalua who firstly accused the Dpp of the violence out of hatred. Surprisingly no one has come up to condemn these three politicians of there lies.This is the proof that all media houses and the so called political analyst civil society hate and they believe that nothing good can come from DPP that is unfair.

  14. kundes says:

    Very good job amangeni otumidwao komaso owatumao musawareke.

  15. DOBO says:

    Whenever war breaks out, these people run away to other country leaving people fighting and dying.Years later, when they ask each other what they were fighting for,no tangible answer is provided only pointing fingers at each other But the spirits of dead torment you.

  16. Dingiswayo says:

    Mzomera usaipute congress,umakhala kuti iweyo?

  17. Gwamula says:

    Really charging them for proposing violence what a joke, IG kachama, should tread carefully on this one. They caused violence and not proposing violence! This is silly and trying to protect idots like khumbo Kachale, Mzomera Ngwira and accomplices in DPP.

  18. olira says:

    tilimbe mtima a MCP. Mzomerayu ndiwachibwana. mumuonetsetse mutu wakewo ngati chigawenga!!!!!!

  19. BOKHO says:

    I agree Law Society of Malawi.

  20. Messi says:

    I know half of the mentioned hooligans. They are really a threat to the society, especially Frank Kashololo. The guy has been in prison several times for his violence and theft.

  21. MARTIN MUBISA says:

    STUPID POLICE , A BIG FUNCTION BY AN HONOURABLE MCP PRES WITH NO OFFICERS FOR SECURITY WHY? THE GOVT WAS BEHIND TOO. THOSE LADIES LEFT NAKED FROM MZIMBA WEST NEEDS COMPERSATION APO BII NDIWA KU COURT

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