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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28 thoughts on “Malawi police detains South Africa buses, fined”

  1. 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

  2. aunt says:

    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?

  3. 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

  4. Lovemaniac 91 says:

    No comment! Coz ndakhuzidwa zedi kuno ku exile!

  5. Njolinjo says:

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

  6. Rodgers Banda says:

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

  7. Rodgers Banda says:

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

  8. NYAKWAWA says:

    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!

  9. ndadabwa says:

    mwachita bwno agalu a xenophobia

  10. Myao says:

    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)

  11. Christopher says:

    Kodi ma busiwo ayamba liti kuyenda ku mzuzu? ndipo police ameneyo wayamba liti ntchito? komaso mwanena kuti anthu anali mu bus apenze means yobwerera ku mzimba, zimenezo lapanga ndi boma kapena zachoka kwa mbuyako? Bwanji osatenga ma bus amenewo under escorts kukasiya anthu ku mzuzu, ngati ndikuziwa ntchito kwakoko funsa anzinzako,

  12. Gas Machine Head says:

    Good show police. Bravo

  13. Mbuya says:

    People should understand that it is the responsibility of bus operators to apply for permit for a particular route!!! Have u ever seen government or in RSA applying business permit on behalf of the operators? Even for Malawian buses, they apply for the route they want to ply their business!!!

  14. Jang'ala says:

    Inu apolisi akumuzi mwanyanya sopano. Its too much! Kodi ku Mzuzu ndi Mzimba sikoyenera kufika ma basiwa? Lilongwe ndi Blantyre basi! Ma basi awa amasatila komwe kuli business yawo, there’s no way u cn stop them frm reachin the northern region. Apo bii! Tizaonesana zikapitilira zimenez

  15. Well done apolisi. Musamawasekelele. Asala amwenye akujailanso nawo. By the way apolice, mundende zathu mulibe amwenye, azungu, machinese why? Samalakwa? Timalakwa tokha?

  16. Kanonono says:

    Some comments here do explain the level of ignorance in this part of Africa. Is there an international Airport in Mzuzu? International trips can only be handled by ports/stations with international standards. Mzuzu is not in the list of Malawi’s international gateways so one wonders why one would expect international buses to reach as far as Mzuzu. Have ever wondered why buses from Dar es Salaam go as far as Lilongwe instead of dropping the passengers at Mzuzu so they can proceed with their trips using Malawian buses? The best Mzuzu residents could fight for: Ask the government to turn Mzuzu Airport into a bus terminal of international standards and seek for another place outside the city where a new airport – which may meet international standards – can be constructed. In ten years from now, Mzuzu should be able to become one of Malawi’s international gateways.

  17. kanyimbi says:

    Well done police. They must observe our laws. Next time increase the fine.

  18. GANYAVU says:

    Kkkkkkk kaya lamulo silosewela nalo.

  19. u mean mzuzu is not part ov malawi? tikamati tkufuna federal state nkhani zimakhala zimenezo

  20. sikusinja says:

    If these buses were just hired then it’s not a crime. But if they were ticket buying passengers then it’s a different story.

  21. captain says:

    Zopanda nzeru izi, intercape imapita Ku mzuzu ija bwanji? Permit anaitenga kuti ? Munorurama imapita Ku mangochi bwanji? Aaah za ziii

  22. not myname says:

    Well down police ,if Mzuzu rounte needed you to apply for it again.

  23. Aubrey Norman says:

    hahahaha kumeneko amati yawina yokha?SA amati make plan,koma aganizire mtengowo wacholuka tonse ndi amalawi asabwezere choyipa they must think for the people those hired the Buses that they don’t have money to hire other Buses.

  24. Chimani. Game says:

    And you are telling me they passed all the way to bua

  25. Chilungamo says:

    But we know is big pipo have stolen Govt moneys through Cashgate koma a police muliipheeee. Koma munthu kududutsitsa nkhuku pa road block mamyeeee.

  26. RoyK says:

    Mzuzu must really be included for buses from RSA since there are several people from the are that frequent RSA komanso kuti zipinndulire tonse

  27. Mgwantha says:

    I think the government has educated bustards,why is Mzuzu not included on the road permit for South African buses.People from the north gang up against such behavior. Its not fare to charge such exorbitant fines to fellow Malawians. Consider it was your buses . Mind you those buses are hired by Malawians not foreigners. Mzuzu is also the centre include it o permit.

  28. Limbikani Eneya says:

    Ndekutitu ma driver amenewo akana chiphuphu paja inu apolice simuchedwa kutolera, mumvekere yawina yokha!

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