Malawi police impound ‘unroadworthy’ bicycles in Mangochi

Malawi Police in late shore tourism eastern district of Mangochi have gone flat out impounding unroadworthy bicycles, saying the action is done as one way of reducing road traffic accidents on the roads especially those in the town’s streets and its peripherals.

Unroad worthy bicycles lined up at Mangochi Police Station

Unroad worthy bicycles lined up at Mangochi Police Station

At least 82 bicycles have been impounded this week within the lake shore town, and according to police, most of the bicycles do not have important features like blue lights, reflectors and brakes.

Operating a bicycle without such ‘parts’ is contrary to regulation 34 (3) of the Road Traffic Act., according to police

“The traffic department has registered unprecedented rise in accidents involving cars and bicycles which necessitated the campaign,” said Mangochi Police Station Public Relations Officer, Inspector Rodrick Maida.

“We specifically targeted taxi bicycles (kabanza) plying the roads without blue light, reflectors and brakes because motorists fail to see them at night,” Maida said.

“It is our belief that at the end of this exercise, which is ongoing, we will help to reduce road accidents in the district, hence protecting life and property,” Maida hoped.

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39 thoughts on “Malawi police impound ‘unroadworthy’ bicycles in Mangochi”

  1. marvel chikondi says:

    Ndemanga zina ndi zomvetsa chisoni chifukwa anthu a njinga amanyamula anzao panjingapo ndipo a polisiwo akuteteza moyo wa anthuwo. what is wrong with that? kale njinga zimagwidwa ngati ziribe bell, mabureki zomwe ziri zinthu zofunikira pakuteteza moyo wa munthu so STOP ACCUSING A POLICE.

  2. snaiper says:

    Apolice akumangochi with maida your fools why kulanda njinga while kumangochi kuno ku ma unroadworthy cars ambiri but simumawalanda

  3. chigawenga says:

    Really APM really? Are you serious? Your administration is advising the police to impound bicycles belonging to the barefoot poor people because they are not road worthy!! Gawd have mercy!! What is the Police doing about the vehicles on our roads that are causing accidents and killing people every day? Come on man ,you got to be joking! Give these useless police officers a real job. put them to work where they can make a difference in this unsecure crime ridden country. Give them some work to do such as keeping our crime ridden streets safe. Leave the poor barefoot bicycles riders alone. How many accidents have been caused by these people compared cars that are allowed to be on the streets simply because some police officer was paid to leave them alone?? Your government is desperate in its attempt to make a difference but the problem is you are focusing on wrong causes of road accidents.

  4. alukosyo says:

    Nanga Ngolo muzigwirenso

  5. kimono says:

    Kuziwa kugwila Njinga.akuba kuwalephela kumamenyedwaso mfuti ili mmanja

    1. ahmad says:

      Nosense police if u haven’t work just leave dat bwanji mumadana ndi ayao nthawi zambiri mamupita kumangochi ndi ku machinga bwanji usiluyet tizagawana zikolimeneli malo molila zamadzi malamulo amenewo ayambaliti njinga ilindilayisesi ngati mwatopa ndimoyo mupitilize njinga mwamva kuti zilikumangochi kokha ? Manyi amenewo sitikwafuna mukawuza mukamati zipewa ngati ovina beni

  6. Mukama says:

    Okeey!…kenako tiona oyenda BEYA kugwidwa……..mwatani kodi?

  7. Azijo says:

    This is being silly our police does not know what is important and when?

  8. I would rather advice Malawi police service to first make an awareness before pulling bicycles out of the roads.Bcz Malawi is a poor country & hence those bicycles are bread winners of some families.Malawi Police should not use its force against ppl operating on the roads whether with a bicycle or what,but consider other ppl as well bcz Malawi is a poor country.I see that Malawi is still following those old stone age road laws.You go to Mozambique motorists dont even use helmets bcz a motorbike is like a bicycle & is used as kabaza.Unlike in Malawi where you see the police busy bicycles instead of dealing with important issues like Robberies its very ridiculous to the outside world.Especially this time of insecurity where foreign investors are scared to open their businesses & those operating planning to leave the country.

  9. John chunga says:

    Apolice kumeneko ndiye kuso chochita thats why you impricating things in malawi Big bank robbers they are from police and many more leave themwhy dont you fix you problem people are driving cars without even COF .or liecence you do nothing shame on you

  10. zagwazatha says:

    Zopusa basi kungofuna kusokoneza anthu osauka kale

  11. Wozinyanyala says:

    Mbava zikukukanikani kudelera a njinga eti. Anthuwo ndalama alibe zogulira tachabechabe mwatchulato……anaba ndalama aboma ndi mtsogoleri nde tikagula bwanji ma brake……mwasowadi chochita eti…

  12. yunusu says:

    Kodi ndi anjinga okha?amatola amadutsa bwanji?koma pankachitika ngozi nde kumutsekera dalaivala munamvapo kuti driver wonyamula matola wamangidwa.january wavutadi bwezani njingazo

  13. shaibu nchikulire says:

    This is extremely nonsense! Is this what they were employed for?

  14. chembe says:

    Alande aphokonyole a police mndani.Ali ndi ma Land Cruser opanda ma head lamp kumbuyonso no lights.Konzani kaye zanuzo musanayambe kulanda za ena.I doubt of their vehicles go for Road worthness test for COF.

  15. fkr says:

    Just money making. Rubbish

  16. Kanyimbi says:

    Mountain bikes are sold without mud guards and blue lights. May the law enforcers first check with the sellers before punishing the user. Komanso akabaza mukumawonjeza njinga yopanda buleki chifukwa chiyani?

  17. Mwanywa says:

    Mukalandenso za mseu wa Balaka, Zomba sasuntha mu Mseu galimoto ingakule maka oro akumva vuvuzerayo kkk. Mudzalira dzitoliro za kabaza mmimba mwanumo.

  18. Tiko says:

    Were these reminded of the road rules and regulations in advance. Were they told of impending such campaign and the penalties for each crime?

  19. amina says:

    Njingazo sizikuoneka ngati za kabanza bwa? Hope you are doing this in good faith. I think you are supposed to say ngozi zikuchitika chifukwa alibe zoyeneleza ngati ma brakes ndi zinazo. Koma osati usiku amagalimoto sakuwaona ayi ndi nkhani inayo chifukwa naonso magalimoto ambiri alibe nyali zogwilisila ntchito usiku. So what next with all those bikes in your offices? Are you going to give them back to their owners after producing what you want them to have because some of us are interested parties therefore we want to know what happens next. Nanga magalimoto ambirimbiri ku mangochiko opanda number plates, misonkho, mathayala akutha, petrol tank ndi 2 litres ya sobo bottle, no wipers the list is so long what are you going to do with them? We want to see these vehicles in your offices as well. If justice is to be done. On humanitarian grounds did you warn these guys before or you just thought of taking their bikes in this way. Chonde chenjerani anthu awa ndi osowa, ovutika ndiponso atha kuku pwetekani chifukwa this is where they get their daily bread buttered from. Put yourself in their shoes. Something should be done soon otherwise mavuto akula malo mokuti muwachepese.

  20. Mwama Du. says:

    Njinga zanu zanyanya asaaaaa!

  21. christopher manda says:

    Mukatero anthu alowera?

  22. Stanley Chiondo says:

    Mwalakwa Apolice Anzanu Amadalila Njinga Zomwezo Kuti Adye.

  23. Charter says:

    Govt —- Police —– ????????????????????????????

  24. Patriot says:

    Mumati atani? Sikumadutsa magalimoto kawiri kawiri kumeneko koma anapatsidwa target ndi boma ya peter kuti azitolera mwakati kikikikikiii
    Kenako ayamba kumanga anthu chifukwa choti sanavale nsapato ya bwino kapena patapata yabwino kikikiki Hahahahaha

  25. sapitwa says:

    Not newsworthy njinga? What for police meadows chochita

  26. yohane says:

    Bring back civics lesson. People have stopped using zebra crossing they just pass every where. They have to know that these have legal complications after accidents. You cannot be compasated if the car hit you when you are not supposed to cross the road. Wake up Malawi

  27. Wizes says:

    WELL done Police! I hope all police regions will follow. Each bicycle should have reflectors and brakes at least!

  28. davido says:

    zandimvetsa chisoni zimenezo.

  29. tonde says:

    Osakalanda magalimoto okhala ndi nambala za Joni kwa chaka zikuyenda pa mseu. Mpakana njinga?
    Basi uniform mutatchena kumakwera njinga kuyesa ma blake?
    Shupiti zanu. Graduates from Mtakataka…..

  30. Sagwa says:

    Kodi mukuti alibe ma reflector, blue light, kodi njingazo mumalanda usiku? Bola ma brake ndizommveka. Ee koma mabvuto aku Nyasaland,,

  31. Phwilephwile says:

    Tikudyelani kuti tiyambapo kubatu tsono. Mukandigwila ndikuba palibe kanthu ndikapulumuka mwai wanga.

  32. Chemtukanika says:

    Ngati cholinga ndi chimenecho mwachita bwino.Komatu amati umayamba kuchotsa chisoso mdiso lako usadachotse cha mzako. Galimoto zambiri za polisi ndi zomvetsa manyazi.Zina zilibe nyali,lipenga,mabureki ndi windsreen,Ngakhale matayala ake ndi akuthaitha.Kaye chi wood ndiye nanji moti mpaka kumachita mantha kuti wina sasololokapo apa?Mukanena za njinga za moto za a polisi ndiye kaya.Chimodzimodzi galimoto zina za polisi.Nazo zizilandidwa chifukwa zitha kuchititsa ngozi.

    1. commando Chinois says:

      Iwe Chemtukanika! Dziwa kuti galimoto za police zinagwidwa kale….Zili ku police komweko. Ukufuna zigwidwe motani?

  33. lalirani says:

    speed limit satsatila, pa pedestrian crossing sasamala, za ma stage siziwakudza eish! Padzikhala ka training ndi ka mayeso ka tima basics ta pa mseu cifukwadi tingozito tikumaoneka ndithu.

  34. Sub T/A says:

    Where in Malawi can we find the testing grownd for our bicycles so that we can get COF kapena mukungofuna kuti ife osauka tizisaukila saukilabe basi nzeru yabwino mmalawi muyike lamulo yense opalasa njinga aziyenda ku right so that he can face with anything coming infront osati kutilanda njinga mukufuna ana athu asaphunzire sukulu et

  35. mlongoti says:

    a police mwasowa ntchito eti?

  36. mayazi says:

    wuzereza mxiii!

  37. LORDS RESISTANT ARMY says:

    those are not kabanza bikes ,kuba basi apolice inu, wina ndizamuswatu ine…

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