Malawi police rescue suspect from mob justice

Malawi police late Wednesday afternoon rescued a suspect from mob justice in Limbe, Blantyre.

Rescused from vigilante justice

Rescused from vigilante justice

Angry people, mainly vendors wanted to torch him and but the police came to his rescue and whisked him away.

The man–in his late 20s–was reportedly caught attempting to steal a car–Toyota Platz registration number SA 382.

The car, which was parked near Kapenga Butchery along Churchill Road in Limbe, Malawi’s commercial Blantyre, belongs to businessman Muhammad Ashraf.
According to witnesses, the suspect unlocked the car and perched himself at the drivers seat and nearly drove off when some people, conversant with the car and the owner, rushed to smoke him out of the car.

His accomplices managed to escape with some valuables that were left in the car.

The vendors apparently did not bother to chase the other men, but resolved to torch him to deter other criminals terrorizing the commercial capital.

“Awotchedwe ameneyo! Anthu amenewa akusowetsa anthu mtendere (let’s just torch him),” shouted one vender while severely beating the suspect.

As some vendors were vehemently calling for some fuel and used motor vehicle tyres with which to burn the suspect, some law enforces, armed with rifles, inadvertently arrived at the scene and managed to pacify situation before they whisked him.

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12 thoughts on “Malawi police rescue suspect from mob justice”

  1. nchiyani kodi aMalawi???

  2. Pat Wayaz says:

    Malawi okey kumeneko kupeleka sentence?

  3. Aeneas says:

    police being unfair

  4. Aeneas says:

    mob justice is unfair but u the police r indirectly fostering it coz u shamelessly aim at protecting such thieves. these guys r to be in prisons for rest of there life yet the opp is tru n those who rape receive tougher punn than car robbers… look in all dimension b4 u act..u r being the source of peace to such pple and indeed nowadays find it easy to be in prison than the mob justice in pple…

  5. Macdonald ntotela says:

    Kuba sikwabwino photo yauchimo ndi imfa aphedwe basi provided he has done such malpractice

  6. xootchana ayi plz we are in last days..

  7. simbolo yane ndi maupo muchanya says:

    tikaimba kuti akutibela nde kumabwela mochedwa? Tikamugwila tokha kutilandanso? Inutu inu

  8. Mose' Mourinho says:

    Yooh….tiyeni tisiyire mwini wake Mulungu chilango…..!!!

  9. The Analyst says:

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    You malawi police are also strange species of the homosapien!

    Why do you rescue a thief and opt for the palaver of a court process? And waste time n money in the process? Ai aaa simunatithandizetu pamenepa! What if you find that the valuables you want this thief to help you trace, are worth less than a K1000 yet this thief wanted to steal the whole car. Cant you see that this thief is very sophisticated hence dangerous n thus needed to be eliminated thoroughly?

    And why are you very efficient when it comes to rescuing thieves yet inefficient when an innocent person is being attacked by thugs at his/her home and happens to call you in time? You dilly-dally n wait for the thugs to rob, rape or kill the person then nkumatulukira. Is this fair?
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    You need to reverse the order of your strange manners. Make delays when a thief is about to face the laws of gods and men and make haste when an innocent person calls you; not vice versa.
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  10. Tonde says:

    Kill all car thieves

  11. Mulakho says:

    Inadvertently arrived at the scene?

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