Malawi Police launch manhunt after armed robbery at Mangochi DC’s office

Malawi Police are hunting for 12 unknown people who broke into 10 office rooms at Mangochi district commissioner’s (DC) office on Thursday night and stole assorted property and money.

Mangochi DC Nguluwe: His office broken into

Mangochi DC Nguluwe: His office broken into

Mangochi Police spokesperson Rodrick Maida said in an interview that the 12, who were armed with a rifle, stormed the offices and tied the guards at around midnight.

He said: “They broke into 10 offices, including the DC’s office and stole K473 000 cash, K24 000 worth of airtime vouchers, five laptops, one laptop bag and Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificates in Public Administration belonging to the DC [Jack Nguluwe] and four promotion letters.

“They shot in the air several times to scare the community before stealing a Toyota Hilux twin cab registration 018 MG 033 belonging to the youth department.”

Maida said the robbers used the vehicle to get away from the scene and it was found abandoned at Nansenga along the Mangochi-Katema road.

He said value of the stolen items has not been calculated.

Maida said investigations are underway to trace and arrest the suspects and recover the stolen items.

He said once arrested, the 12 would answer charges of theft which is contrary to Section 301 of the Penal Code.

Mangochi has been riddled with incidents of crime of late and last weekend seven prisoners escaped from Mangochi prison using a hole they dug on the prison wall.

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That’s DPP gvnt! No wonder!


Now looking at the situation, what can Malawians do when they catch these animals if the police are failing their work? Mob justice is the only viable option. Eliminating 12 thieves from the face of the earth and Malawi in particular would be a great achievement as far as security is concerned. Those who are involved in robberies and theft have forfeited their capital (life) once caught by the community.

Yao tribe

Akuba ndi apolisiwo nanga neba kukhala polisi mbavazo osadzigwira..Zodabwitsa zedi


Ku Mangochi kukuchitika zinthu zambiri zosakhala bwino. Khansala wina ‘adamubera’ MK2.8Million ku Resthouse! Kodi chisimo chosunga ndalama mu ofesi chikupitilirabe? Kalipo kalipo ndithu!

paul kenman

this is a shoot to kill situation…. no mercy

Paul Harneck Banda

Kusunga ma certificates ku office? Bwana DC munaganiza bwanji pamenepa? Ndiye akubawa anaomba mfuti pofuna kuophyeza anthu? Apolisi akumangochi amatani nthawi imeneyo popeza office ya DC sili kutali ndi police? Apolisiwa sanamve kulila kwa mfuti?

che ntwiche

bwana DC amakonzekela head cont,any way koma wy ma certificates nzanu anavutika kusala tulo ndikuwelenga inu mukatani nazo ngati pali dzina lanu plz fynd a way kawabwezeleni bwanawo


Police yathu ndiyodzidzira akanakhala oba nkhuku atamgwira kale.. Bola apange hire a g4s igwira


Can I conclude that those who escaped from Mangochi prison are behind this robbery. Kill one kill them all when found because these beasts are a nuisance to Malawi.


DC akuziwapo kathu Apolice pena pake kumamvetsesa nkhani pali zikuchiti timva kumapeto awake

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