Malawi Police says excessive beer drinking is an offense

Malawi Police Service says excessive beer drinking is an offense, warning that the law enforcers will now start apprehending those offending Section 183 of the Penal Code.

Beer party: Call to avoid binge drinking

Beer party: Call to avoid binge drinking

Excessive beer drinking in the Penal Code is termed as “Drunk and incapable”.

According to Southern Region Police spokesperson, Nicolas Gondwa, the country’s security agency is losing a lot of resources through postmortems conducted on deaths caused by excessive beer drinking.

Each postmortem cost the Malawi Police Service K35,000.

“Any person who is drunk and incapable and is found at any public place or drinking joint licensed under Liquor Act, that person will be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine over K100,000,” said Gondwa.

He also emphasized that “any person” shall mean all people including police officers”.

“People should avoid excessive beer drinking or drink and incapable for the betterment of our country. The nation depend on people to develop and government is always concerned with its people.

“That is why we come in to establish cause of any sudden death. So, without the people the State can develop. Every person is counted for and government has interest in every individual that is why we pay K35,000 on each postmortem,” explained Gondwa.

He also warned fellow law enforcers to avoid taking beer while on duty, saying such behaviour reflect badly and put the Malawi Police Service in disrepute.

Gondwa further requested the general public to be responsible and  report to police any suspicious individuals to combat crimes in the country.

“We urged people to stop drink and incapable because we know it leads to crimes. People have committed offences under the influence of alcohol while others have lost their lives because of irresponsible drinking,” said Gondwa.

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46 thoughts on “Malawi Police says excessive beer drinking is an offense”

  1. PAPAYA says:

    alcohol is for those who are perishing, in anguish so that they can forget their poverty

  2. malawi says:

    Katangale uja wasiya kubwezeletsa chuma cha dziko m’mbuyo, pano ndi okumwa mowa

  3. Mphwache says:

    I passed by a pub owned by a Policeman at Mbayani yesterday. The scene was eerie, with officers drunk in their uniforms.

  4. Gwengwe says:

    Thumbs up Nyasa Times kuwajambulanso iwo omweo akukhuta uniform ili pathupi. kkkkkkkkk!

  5. Kodi pa khothi mudzipita naye ali chiledzelele choncho?

  6. mkaaji wakweli. says:

    maka pano padzaleka anthu ena anachita kuchoka mmakwawo kumagonereza kumowa komweko . Ndiye lamulo ili ligwire nchito mosayang’anira dela mu Malawi.

  7. Steve Ng'omba says:

    Am afraid many police officers will be arrested

  8. Opale says:

    Kkkkkkk

  9. Penyengu says:

    Drinking is part of my culture respect n i’ll continue drinking. Are trying to tell me that the poorest country can also afford to carter for cost of putting drunkards in jail. It beats me how this poor land of mine sets its priorities. Koma ndiye ikakhala imeneyi ivuta kupanga enforce chifukwa half of the police force is full of drunkards.

  10. weaklicks says:

    Visit afro motel and find cops drinking while in uniforms after collecting bribes for bail, traffic fines, bus touts,money changers

  11. ndiye mukumwa muli mu uniform zitiphuzisa chani mukalezeranso ndiye amene mumapanga anthu chipongwe inu that sample ndiye kulezerako thus non comformance drinkin on duty.

  12. Kangankude says:

    Useless police officers amaledzera ali mu uniform,,ntchito kupempha mowa mowopseza,amvekere tizaonana ukamazafuna belo,so corrupt chilichonse akufuna ati ya fanta..the system is rotten with bad officers without any moral values and integrity,,GO HIMSELF WILL JUDGE

  13. Vyachalo says:

    Give them also time of openning beer sells or bars.By example Tazanian government nobody drinks beer in the morning.

  14. popapo says:

    Good development but where were you all along ! Time to open and close drinking places is also very important therefore include it in this operation. By the way in area 18 next to your offices, small boys drink excessively behind the maize mill, please start from there, parents of this location will be very happy with your operation.

  15. Rodger kafwira kazembe says:

    please police make sure that no under 18 person should be found in beer drinking place. Please Police put Malawi on a Map.

  16. za zii says:

    Kungofuna kumabela ndikusowentsa ntendele anthu, post motern is for medical people not police and it is not indicated for every death. The one asking for post morten should pay. Ife tiledzebwa mpaka ambuye abwera,

  17. sandra medi says:

    Since when have the Malawi Police Service been paying for autopsies? Don’t make statements in the press if you don’t know what the heck you’re talking about? Ignorance sure is bliss.

  18. Yankees says:

    Apolice ena ndimaluzi awo kuntchito kwawoko adzimumangamunthu chifukwa chakuti sanawagulire mowa, Nosence! Muwauze anthu mukati waledzela kwambili ndiye kuti wamwa ungati? Mtundu wanji wamowa? Akafika pamulingo wanji? Mwaweluka opanda chilichonse ku u guard kwanulo mufuna mudzikabela munthu okuti akudzipepesa wandalama zake! Timadya kwanu? Mmalo mothetsa umbanda ndi Umbanva mufuna kulimbana ndianthu odzimwela aphee ndimulankho wanuyi? Palibe nkhani apa, postmorten fee mukanalipira ndindalama zanthu zamisonkho, zimachoka ku area 30 kapena mnthumba mwa Boma? Zachamba basi, musatinzuze kuno ndidziko losaukitsitsa, makampani amowawo sakukhomela misonkho? Pa………!

  19. Rodger kafwira kazembe says:

    Drinking beer at any place is not allowed. please, make rules work even you police don’t drink beer any how please.

  20. Kokotowa says:

    Ngati Baibulo limanena kuti ledzerani ndipo igwani ndiye ka Malawi police nkachaninso kuti kadziletsa kuledzebwa!

  21. Steve Austin Stone Cold says:

    Apolice amanyanyanso kupemphetsa mowa komanso amaledzera mwauchidakwa kuposa owagulilayo(muyambe ndinu kupoliceko)kumangana okumwa mwauchidakwa…

  22. Pedant says:

    Nyasa Times and the media should be oyamba to correct the prevalent misconception that all mowa is ‘beer’ in English. This article, for example, talks about penalising ‘excessive BEER drinking’. For a pedant like me that means excessive drinking of wine or spirits isn’t punishable by law. Ndidzimwa kachasu mwa mtima bii because kachasu is definitely not a beer.

  23. CHISWA B. UMBU says:

    MOWA WAUCHIDAKWA NGOIPA. UKAFIKA PA BAR KUONA MKAZI ULI SOBER UMATI HULE, UKAYAMBA KUKHUTA AMASANDUKA BEIB. ZIPSYERA ZA HULE SIZIONEKA UKAKHUTA. KUKARONGA MARIAM, LIVASON, NGWALE, BANDEWANDE KUKHUTA KWAMBIRI

  24. fkr says:

    what a load of rubbish. how do you measure incapacity and what is the baseline of the measurement? try and conflict a person for being incapable! as for being drunk yes.you can measure this but what is the limit in the law that you are measuring?

  25. edwin says:

    It’s heard. But when is a person drunk? How can you try a person without your witness in the court of law? You’re maybe just broke. You can’t walk away with it trust me. You fail to arrest drunk drivers with your detector at hand. kkkkk!

  26. iyawm says:

    this is one comment that exposes the intellectual capacity of the Malawi Police, how can you incorporate and implement a vague section of the panel code. How much is a unit for measuring “drunk and incapable” how much does that unit differentiate intake and reactive capacity to alcohol for different people? I for one know that some people can get drunk and blackout over a small unit of alcohol, while some do not show similar reactions when exposed to 6 times the quantities of alcohol. what does it mean to say “excessive drinking of alcohol.

  27. wolangiza says:

    worezera sathamangisidwa mumaro mothamangisa worezera uzathamanga ndiwe wogurisa mowa .wogurisa asiyeni azisegura kaya ndi 6am kaya ndi 4am paribe vuto apa .sayitana munthu .musarimbane ndiwogurisa mowa murimbane ndi wogura mowa .kuti mukamupeza munthu atarezera mumawa apasidwa chirango kapena ndende 2 or 1 years [email protected]

  28. mungotilemba ntchito,tikumasowa chochita.

  29. muzu says:

    Ine ndikaledzela sindivuta olo kuvutika nazo. Ndimagona. Vuto ndilokuti makape mumandibera mafoni. Pano ndiye ndinathananu. Ndimayenda ndi mose wa lero. Mukandichotsa ndimakagula ina mawa inu mukuvutika ndikusaka misika komanso kukapangitsa unlock chifukwa ka mose kalikonse ndimayika password. Fotseki

  30. Joloza Kapokola says:

    The issue here is not drinking. Its incapability after being drunk. There are some dudes who drink and forget their reasoning in their stomach! These are dudes that need to pay the MK100, 000 kwacha. As for me, I can drink and reasonably argue with them. Osati iwe walezera..iwe mwaso mwaaaaaaaaaa…kulephera kuyankha….kkkk

  31. Khwirimtoto says:

    Apo ndi zowonadi kuwonjezera apo mowa Udzimwedwa anthu ataweruka mzintchito zosiyanasiyana mma 4pm osati kutsegula malo omwera mowa 6:00 anthu agwira bwanji ntchito?Dziko Lingatukuke?Apolisi Muoneponso Pamenepo.

  32. chidumayo says:

    Muwapatse zoyezela eni ma bottle store komaso ophika mowa kuti munthu akafika mulingo umenewo asamamugulitse mowa ndipo azimupitikisa pamalopo.

  33. khakhakha says:

    At the officers mess it is allowed, as long as you are not on duty, i.e. you can stop at the mess for a few bottles when you have knocked off and you are on your way home.

  34. Future leader says:

    Clean your backyard first before looking for the public. Also ask your fellow police officers to stop begging for beer and not to be stingy with their money.

  35. Avicenna says:

    Let the law be not selective bcoz many police officer’s are dead drunks,ayambe kumangidwa akhale a polisi oledzebwa.

  36. Biti Nthumbwinda says:

    Apa a police ndiye kuti mwakhala folo folotu!!! Yalakwatu apa. Green mmanja uniform ili mthupi, mwaganiza bwanji?? Asiyeni a kumwa amwe mmene angathere, aliyense amadziwa kuti pano ndathima kapena ayi. Ndidzivaya pa doo.

  37. prinquo says:

    kodi lamurolo limayambira patipati maledzeledwe?

  38. Tengupenya says:

    Watch out for some inconsistencies. What are the elements of the incapacity?

  39. Cashgate 1 says:

    How should we report a Police Officer who is drunk while at work?

  40. zte says:

    aaaaaa malawi police. … fuck you. ..mulibe manyazi iti….. go arrest peter daily chimaledzera

  41. ochewa says:

    comment number 1, yes some were on duty on the day of the party thats why u are seeing them in uniform. Am one of them

  42. ERANIVE says:

    Is drinking beer while at work an offense? Nanga mma uniform mo? Fu.,….k

  43. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Respect! All fact.
    Ena amayiwala njira ya Ku nyumba kwawo.

    Komanso kufunda bulangeti limodzi ndi akazi awo. Munthu woti angonunkha mowa wokhawokha. Azimayi amadwala zifine ndi mowa.

  44. wanache says:

    As long as you’re able to find your way back home regardless of how much liquor you’ve drunk thats not a problem . 2 if your able to remember your name jeeeeeeez, ur capable. Mowa wamwa wa ten thousand ndiye ukalipile fine ya 100,000? Hahahaha! Thats way too much (excess).

  45. Chipani says:

    Koma ndiye azitimanga daily’tu. Kikiki!!!!!

  46. Atcheya says:

    I like the picture as it just shows the hypocrisy. Are police officers supposed to be drinking while in uniform? School me, please

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