Malawi police detains South Africa buses, fined

Malawi Police in Kasungu have detained two South African buses for contravening Road Service Permit.

Manjolo: We detained the buses

Manjolo: We detained the buses

The buses, a 63-seat coach owned by Cozza Transport and a 22-seat coach belonging to Benoni Transport, are expected to pay a fine of US$1000 (about K530,000.00).

National police Public Relations Officer, Rhoda Manjolo told Nyasa Times the two buses, enroute to Mzimba district, had passengers on board.

”They were detained at Bua Roadblock because, according to regional agreement, buses from outside the country are supposed to be destined for Blantyre and Lilongwe and not to go to other routes,” explained Manjolo.

Manjolo said by deciding to go beyond the prescribed routes, the buses contravened the Road Service Permit, hence the fine.

”That definately meant that they illegally carried those passengers. The detention occured on Saturday night at around 23:45pm and 00:20am”.

The passengers, according to Manjolo, were told to find other means of transport to Mzimba.

 

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micriner wa ku mulanje
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let them pay the fine no matter what will come next these people are very rude they take africa as the home of their mothers we are all africans ofcoz but i dont like these rude pple

aunt
Guest

Legalise the route. Many travellers to S.A are from up north why not let the buses go that far? Let us open up so that the people from these districts don’t have to spend nights in Bt and LL in order to connect the following mng. Secondly why fine them in dollars is that not illegal. We transact in MKs tisabe and the figure is not justifiable?

kamuzu montego
Guest

be serious at least once guy. Minimize ur speed . Its not malawi or south africa its africa we all african & black beautiful 4 that matter .god bless africa

Lovemaniac 91
Guest

No comment! Coz ndakhuzidwa zedi kuno ku exile!

Njolinjo
Guest

Is the police officer in the picture a Mr Manjolo or Rhoda Manjolo? Be serious guys.

Rodgers Banda
Guest

Only South and Central not North. Is this one Malawi? Boeish apatheid

Rodgers Banda
Guest

Authorities change police caps to barrets. Looks like cops of Hitler days

NYAKWAWA
Guest

the fine is justifiable,but not as much as 1000 dollars about MK600,000.

There is no single provision within and outside The Road Traffic Regulations Act that mandates the Road enforcers to collect such a hefty sum of money from offenders.

Why not charging them 1000 Rand? Besides, the buses aimed at helping bonafide Malawians to various destinations within the country.

Of course the country is found wanting Dollars,but that does not guarantee the Law enforcers to unleash such a contentious fine.

When these people pay,they will iltreat our brothers and sisters!

ndadabwa
Guest

mwachita bwno agalu a xenophobia

Myao
Guest

PARTLY AGREE BUT THIS ONLY REMINDS ME HOW WE LOOSE MONEY IN MALAWI. REVISIT THE REGULATIONS SO THAT THE BUSES PAY TOLL FEES TO THE VARIOUS DESTINATIONS, WE’RE CRYING OF FOREX SHORTAGE AND YET WE DELIBERATELY MISS CHANCES LIKE THESE KUBWEZERETSA PHALA KUNKOBWE. WATCH OUT FOR MY BOOK OUT BY END OF THIS YEAR ON HOW WE CAN IMPROVE OUR SICK ECONOMY WITH THE RESOURCES THAT WE ALREADY HAVE. (note: nothing copied form DD Mountain of Badall Ghost)

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