Malawi Police shoot, kill armed robbery suspects

Two people believed to have been on a armed robbery operation at Kaunda Puma filling station in Lilongwe were shot dead by Malawi Police officers after they exchanged gun-shots and other two were arrested.

Suspect: Killed

Suspect: Killed

Police, acting on a tip off,  had the suspects on surveillance  and rounded them up as they wanted to rob  cash from attendants had accumulated from sales overnight between the newly-constructed Lilongwe West By-pass Road roundabout and Gateway Mall.

Commissioner for the Central Region Demster Chigwenembe said two  died instantly and one managed to escape. Two other suspects were successfully arrested and are currently in police custody.

Chigwenembe identified those arrested as as Ngalande Kapalamula, 40, from Chinkombero Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Malili in Lilongwe and Howard Chazemba, 41, of Smith Village, T/A Malili, but based in Area 23.

They were found with an AK 47 assault rifle with 18 rounds of ammunition, a sharp axe, one shock stick, Valium and 20 meticais.

Police continue to investigate and more details on this incident and the previous robberies will be available at a later time, police said.

  • This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

 

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139 thoughts on “Malawi Police shoot, kill armed robbery suspects”

  1. mr chimbwititi says:

    good pa good.muziombela pa mimba mabwana

  2. tiger says:

    Mukagwira mbava ipheni

  3. limbani banda phiri says:

    The moment these robbers have guns and pangas,just know that they are coming to get somebody’s life.So the police do not need to have mercy with them.The only language they understand is blowing out their filthy brains from their useless heads.Finish them all.We need a Crime Free Malawi even the outsiders coming to cause havoc in Malawi will be doing at owners risk.

  4. daniso wa daniso says:

    Thumbs to the Police.These Lowlife Scum were there to snuff out mercilessly somebody life if not discovered earlier by police.Good that the police are getting rid of these scum who are always thinking of making easy money.We need a clean Lilongwe.Shoot them all like pigs.Amatibowa muma location umu ndi makobili okuba surrounded by money hungry bitches.Tikufuna kuti mtsogolo umu ttizizayenda 12 midnight with no hassles like in Kigali.Mulinso ana amabwana okuba ndi mifuti muma area umu nawonso akapezeka just get rid them like chicken.There are parents who doesn’t ask their children where they get different stuff without having proper source of income kumangoti amalaini.Our police make sure that you wipe them all because them are deadly with their guns.

  5. Salary harmonization says:

    Shoot to kill policy ? Mbava ziyamba kuwopa tsopano

  6. Bomanile says:

    Congrats police. This isa what peace loving Malawians have been asking for. Of course where possible, as you have done in this cxase, arrest one or two so that they can devulge reveal details about their accomplices both dead and living. Once again keep it up. Anyone who criticises this is an enemy of peace loving Malawians and is a potential accomplice

  7. bratusha says:

    Koma abale mukumuonetsetsa mkuluyo ziwalo zake zitalizitali. Ameneyo kuti wakulowera mnyumba basitu kumangodzikodzera ndi mantha. Komanso sangakusiyire moyo uyu. Ayi Mulungu wayankha apa.

  8. bratusha says:

    Ndimati ndingobenthulako pang’ono kuti midzi yonse yomwe yazungulira mzinda wa Lilongwe ndi ma safe haven a mbava zoopsa. Tsiku lina mudzangokhala ngati mwachita chipikisheni mudzaona anthu ogona masana kukonzekera move usiku.

  9. bratusha says:

    Zikomo kwambiri inu a POLICE athu pa kankhani kabwino chonchika. Pempho kwa a Malawi anzanga amene muli ndi kuthekekera mukhoza kukonza ka mphatso kapadera kwa a Police amene agwira chintchito cholemetsa koma chotamandika choterechi. Iyi ikhala ngati incentive. Kuyambira lero inu a POLICE ndife pachibale mwamva!

  10. Namalila says:

    No mercy with these guys once they find you in the house, they sometimes hit you to kill in order for them to instill fear in you so that you give them what they want. They deserve stiff punishment though the best would have been to disable them as oppose to kill instantly. If disabled, they may pose a good lesson to others would be perpetrators/offenders.

  11. Den says:

    Plz police, we still have court stand off. Just do us a favor by just shooting them and like the others we forget or just burry them alive, those are not human beings

  12. Justin phiri says:

    Welldone Police keep it up,let Malawi be good Malawi conglatulations Police those who have tht habit must be change, get aresson from their dead friends ,if your friend was falldown you can not use the same way but move around that to avoid falling down

    1. Pa Easy says:

      Eeeeeeh man koma ndiye English, mwina yesani Chichewa timve nawo. Zinazi osamazi kakamila nzaeni

  13. If this is the change that can result from the change in a head of an institution (police service) then I would say the next most ineffective organ of the government which needs to be swept clean is the one currently on strike. Too much dead wood.

  14. kape says:

    Well done colps

  15. Thyolo Thava says:

    Iwe No 111. ndiwe Chitsiru. Your shallow text shows who you are and the political Party you are worshipping. Mbuli iwe dziwa izi: Pitala wakoyo wabwera ndi izi M Malawi muno.
    Kubera mavoti, Nepotism, Mathanyula, Kusapemphela, Kubwenzela ndi kusunga mangawa, kuchotsa ntchito anthu osalakwa, kuseweresa chuma chadziko ndi zina zambiri. Tiona kumene muthere poti zayambika kalr. Muuzane nonse, JB is coming!!! and she comfortably enjoys local and International support. kikikikikikikik, tikuonerani Alomwe inu,

  16. ken says:

    tikagwira wakuba tizimupana adzinena kumene amatenga zida, anawatuma, kumene kuli anzawo,kobisa katundu kenako kukathana ndi amene akuwatuma tikamaliza kuwotcha peter wakoza police ya bingu well done.oyalaso mu msewu mtawuni ndi mbava ma venda anachoka 2006 ali mu msika

  17. Opanda mifuti nafe takonzeka coz tagula kale ma worn out tyres tidzikuotchani muona

  18. tiyeni naoni ambanda amenewo,mwayamba bwino,ndipo mutifufuzire bwino lomwe komwe kumachokera zida zimenezo

  19. Aaron says:

    Congrats makhoba!

  20. Faya says:

    Keep It Up Police. Bravo! Bravo!

  21. willard Thipa says:

    Well done police even your colleagues kill them

  22. Nyakulama says:

    Good job guys! This is the type of Police we hav been looking for.”Yes. Their honeymoon is indeed over!” You deserve a good salary next yr. Congrants.

  23. Stanley says:

    Do not hesitate just kill these dogs.

  24. Kangaroo says:

    Well done ma Police Mwayambo booo. Next year ndikuonjezerani malipiro.

  25. Fumu says:

    Good job,keep on with your hard work.Deserve higher pay.

  26. Zili bwino zili bwino zili bwinooooooooo! Wina tikudziwa kuti wakwiya ndi ndani imeneyi chifukwa abale ake ndi a professional robber ndiye abwera pano kuzakamba za human rights. Hehehede. Mutha nonse anyani inu. Dzonzi is gone. POLICE IS BACK!!!!

  27. ndiuzayani says:

    Well done keep it up

  28. saidi says:

    sweeet news

  29. ibrahim makwati says:

    ndikuganiza kuti apolice ayamba ntchito sopano holide yatha gwilani ntchito basi zosangalasa

  30. pwt says:

    can some one in the name of ngo talk of human rights here! mtundu wanji waanthu ndima nosence omwe ufulu? kodi ma ngo amabadwitsidwa ndi atumbuka okhaokha?frustrating gov basi! simungamaone zoyenera kuyankhulapo. iphani mbavazo no mercy!!!

  31. Chikopa says:

    Ndimatelo paja kuti pafunika kugwesapo atatu anayi akubawa, muona ayamba kuwopa wakuba azikayika kuti ndikupitaku ndibwelako azingala ndimatha, nthiwi zina zikavuta za humanrights kuzisiya kaye apo pang’ono. gwesaninso ena kuti dziko likhale bata ndiye wina timumve memeeeee ngati mbuzi ati za humanlights uti utipase chitetezo ukhala iweyo

  32. Zayambika says:

    Ziri bwini pamenepa, otsalawo aphedwenso

  33. Leo says:

    Akuntheni ndithu anthu amenewa

  34. amuna ndife says:

    Good job police! continue shoot ans kill basi .kapena amabungwe mumatcha

  35. Andrew Mhango says:

    Kill them all may be one day we might have a safe Malawi.

  36. youngchagwa says:

    Respekt to our men in uniform keep it up

  37. sothini says:

    oh! we cud ve replaced with BARACKS, thats coming up.

  38. Kanthu Ako! says:

    Mwatiiiiiii? Akuluwa anali ndi mfuti? Zokayikitsa.

    I think this one was collateral damage. thats the problem with shoot to kill.

  39. Mphongo Zidana says:

    Thumbs up Police men. Where were you all this time armed robbers were terrorising the citizenry?

    This is the language that the robbers respect, not mere threats of arrests.

    You arrest today and tomorrow out on bail back in society terrorising again. Just knock them off.

    Bravo!! Police.

    IG Kanyama, now I agree with you that robbers’ time is now over.

  40. Tnt says:

    Thumbs Up Police Officers

  41. jedi says:

    Robbers be warned, you will either die from a police bullet or… We will chop and burn you alive!

  42. jedi says:

    Please, keep killing them criminals! Good job

  43. John Telford says:

    this is called the Ghana treatment, shoot to kill and there they even shoot any who are just wounded and screaming , no doctors or hospitals just a crowd watching as the officer in charge walks over and blows his brains out . Believe me it works wonders . Now in Ghana its almost crime free.

  44. alukosyo says:

    continue to shoot and kill them the society needs them not

  45. stocker beza says:

    ntchito ya bwino apolice athu

  46. Bigdwag says:

    Good riddance!! This should be the modus operandi for the Police. FIRE FOR FIRE!! No human rights here!! Otherwise he who goes out on an ARMED ROBBERY spree immediately forfeits their human rights!!

  47. tonde says:

    @Madalitso, there is no issue if salaries here. If you feel poor salaries lead to theft, there are a lot of businesses out there that can sustain a balanced minded person. Poor salaries should not be the cause of theft otherwise some of us our parents worked in Govt in the same ranges of grades.
    If somebody is born a thief, education will no eradicate such inborn behaviour. You can draw lessons from cash gates. Most of them are individuals with masters degrees and above but they were simply groomed to become white collar thieves.
    Mr. Madalitso, I strongly disagree with you on issue if poor salaries to be infuriating thieving currently taking place.

  48. kamwendo says:

    we are waing to hear more

  49. NKhutukumve says:

    Fwe mfwenfwe fwe mfwenfwe!!

  50. mona says:

    Kill all of them ifeso tikawagwira mob justice basi sitiziona kuti kaya uyu ndi wa police kaya wa army tiyatsa basi

  51. Munthuwazeru says:

    Apolice azitere kaya osati kumagolanda anthu ndalama pa mseu AYI!

  52. gerald says:

    Big up police.continue the good work

  53. Titus Skoti says:

    We woke up this morning to the good news that the number of armed robbers terrorising the Warm Heart of Africa has been reduced by three, or is it four?

    Let me applaud the police for taking action this time around. Instead of firing tear-gas to vendors and innocent commuters at Lilongwe depot, the police should be strategizing on how to deal with robbers like they did last night.

    Pano ku Area 43 akumabwera akuba 21 at night terrorizing and traumatizing innocent souls. The area is just less than a kilometre away from Police Headquarters. Can’t the police organise to patrol the area at short frequencies to scare away these rabied (?) robbers? Or at least initiate that the community build a unit like the one in Area 12. We are so much scared, what with the night rains!!!!

    Otherwise, thanks to the brave officers who have removed from this world the four robbers that are currently in the coldroom at KCH and their soulds are now appearing at the gates of hell!!!!

  54. Thug Killer says:

    Bravo police. This is what we are looking for. Aluta continua!

  55. Wadyapo says says:

    good job police, azigwira ntchito, osamakolola asanalime, akawauza kuti azilimbikira school , iwo ankathawira pa window nkumati azakhala akuba, wakumoto basi amenewo

  56. Feadalism says:

    On Zodiac they say two shot dead two apprehended. More fire MPS. Let them eat the money they get from IB thru Bophani, Martha, Gift, Timothy and Charles in their graves. What we want is peace in Mw. When you police see an armed robber, be first to pull the trigger otherwise they will gun you down as they did in the FMB robbery.

  57. Tapiwa mkorongo says:

    Congraturations. More patrols required and frequent of flushing out suspects.

    More roadblock required

  58. Gide says:

    Shoot to kill at work, this is the only solution.

  59. Eckson Kaime says:

    A Civil Society mukuti bwanji?

  60. Chikadzakuwani says:

    This is how the Police should work shot to win not to be killed by robbers. Well done. Always say there was exchange of shoting basi nkhani yatha apa.

  61. MBACHI says:

    FINISH THEM, KILL MORE.

  62. Kenkkk says:

    If they are really the culprits, then that is the only language that these thugs understand!!

  63. Its good time we need asking these Mozambicans valid papers

  64. ALEKENI ANENE says:

    Go ahead and kill them all, I am tired of them

  65. kamfana says:

    Well done guys,carry on.We always stay in fear becoz of these beasts.

  66. chonde musasiile pompo kuombela abvumbwe amenewa chifukwa mukaleka akupha inu takunyadilani chifukwa mbili yanu yaipa yakagwilidwe kantchito coming up our police

  67. God job congrats!Dat must b introduced here in kasungu especially at gundani,kaniki campus

  68. george chinkwita says:

    thats our good police force, u are starting to regain our confidence.

  69. Gambatula says:

    But why do you expose the dead body like this please he still deserves some respect

  70. Mulopwana Wa Mamwene says:

    Thanks for job well done, though I still don’t trust you our police just like what your IG said that we have lost trust in you our police. I suspect here that may be it is because they are all foreigners, because you don’t do the same to Malawian thugs, is it because they do that operation together with some disgruntled police officers or they pay tithe to you big bosses after operation??? We Malawians and diplomats have a lot of questions which need to be answered by you police.

  71. Marioshona man says:

    Well done Malawi Police keep it up. Mfutizo ntchito yake ndi imeneyo. Musaope a malawi human rights ongofuna kukondweretsa azungu, more fire !

  72. ezekiwe utwag says:

    Keep it up IG! You dont negotiate with armed robbers. Shoot first b4 enemy release trigger! Dont die with gun in hand.

  73. ndunde says:

    Good job

  74. Jimmy says:

    It was harvest time for those robbers lol

  75. Lex Godiya says:

    Thank you officers you done good job. Mbava zonse muzimalize

  76. Man Ifeyo says:

    Clear Indication Of How unpatriotic Malawians are.How can somebody be among foreigners and rob his own country men?Thi is what our leaders do,they plunder our resources and invest them outside the country.know that u are almost the same as these fucken robbers who are getting aid from Our Own Police Officers.Shame!!!

  77. World Politics student- UK says:

    Wavifyontha. vikata ivi kulima ng’oooo! kwe vi vunenge. soni.

  78. But the question is who is the master mind behind all these violent crime?

    Please inform the nation.

  79. Ananthewa says:

    Thats very good, mwina zinthu zingasinthe.

  80. Uchindami says:

    Udzafa imfa yowawa ndithu!

  81. Congratulations to the whole police service.

    This is a great start. Please continue this great operation.

    2015 shall be a bright year if this momentum can continue.

  82. Maliseche says:

    Kukhala si uku abale

  83. Lwitiko says:

    This is good job. Finish them off. Our courts have failed us so the only way is to finish them off. Let them pretend not be bosses while they are clap

  84. Kanyimbi says:

    So foreigners are coming to rob us? Please shoot and kill them without mercy.

  85. Constable says:

    Policing is not a one man or one organization duty.Its an everyones responsibility,every citizens’ -who love their country-duty.A show of patriotism.

    Lilongwe community is doing a good job by helping their Police to help them in return.Blantyre community need to emulate that what is happening in Lilongwe.

    Malawians have problems,why invite robbers from Mozambique to rob in your own country,its a shame to my sweet Mother Malawi who her own children have turned to disgrace her.

  86. Emmatuwa says:

    Apolisi ntchito mukuyigwira pitirizani kupha mbava zikubvutitsa m’mataunimu

  87. Sec-specialist says:

    I salute you good cops for a job well done.

  88. kanamwali says:

    ndati akathawa mwazani zipolopolo msanga

  89. kanamwali says:

    osaleka kumwaza zipolopolo mosaumira

  90. Mack Banda says:

    Thats the way. Kill them!

  91. Kirininti Yowehiwana says:

    A Police chonde musamaphe mbala’zi chifukwa chipani chathu cha PP chingathe monga mudziwa mbala zonse ndi mamembala athu. Chonde IG Kanyama tikhululukileni. Komanso kondani zipani zonse ndi manifesto zawo. Ife a PP manifesto yathu imalimbikitsa umbava ndi umbanda.

    1. Thyolo Thava says:

      Iwe number 41 ndiwe chitsiru ndipo mbuzi ya mano kunsi, ndipo waonekera kuti ndiwe wa DPP. Nthawi ya amai kunali chitetezo ndiwe kunalibe kuba komwe tikuona panozi. Wayaluka ndipo walemba ngati a 3 year old baby, chinyau chaonekela mmyendo. I am fromThyolo but I will never support your DPP. Mbava zolowa m Boma through back door

      1. Iwe Thyolo Thava wanama. Umbanda was worst during JBs time because she made that incompetent Bible thumping Dzonzi IG of police. Robbers enjoyed themselves thoroughly during Dzonzi tenure because he was busy respecting human rights and praying while they were fucking him up the ass.

  92. Kampani says:

    Good job, see the enemy before being seen!

  93. Namanyepwa says:

    Kill em, aphedwe mwankhanza amenewa,,Mr IG promote those officers immediately

  94. Patriot says:

    We won’t be surprised that one of them was a police officer.

  95. Rompwa says:

    Good job! Keep it up!

  96. bongowonju says:

    Mpaka 2 days developing a story? Basi siyani

  97. Malawian says:

    Well done IG Kanyama. This is what we have been missing. Keep it up?

  98. Mangoni says:

    Keep it up, restore the fear and hope Malawi had for our beloved Police

  99. chikondwelero says:

    Keep it up. ..we’ll emulate your good works by burning alive those we’ll catch ourselves!

  100. jadabush says:

    Bastards…I hope no police man this time.

  101. Yankees says:

    Now where were U now odziwa kuwombelanu? Mwatukwanitsa Police heavy kawaotcheni tilibe nawo ntcito amenewo tidyeleko Nywele ife, anyani. Koma Mfuti zawo zili kuti? Osati mugulitse zinalipo Mfuti zinga? Bwinotu pamenepa!

  102. Adzalanga says:

    Chonde Musaimile Pomwepo Yesetsani Ndithu Anthuwa Alipo Ambiri Ena Tizikuwuzani Muwamange Bola Osatengeka ndi Cashgate Popeza A POLICE ndinu VVIPP ” VERY VERY IMPORTANT POOR PEOPLE”. LORD HAVE MERCY *AMEN*

  103. Way to go,No MERCY for robbers who are terrorizng us

  104. john says:

    Shoot to kill they dare. Thumbs up police. But next time leave one for investigation purpose we want to know who is behind. And how do they get info plus movement of police

  105. bizwek Pakhala says:

    Gwirani ntchito a police thank you for the wonderful job

  106. Chabecheker says:

    A former senior policer is involved in planning these spate of robberies; please investigate further and deeper

  107. chibade says:

    CONGRATS KANYAMA! THIS WHAT THE POLICE IS SUPPOSED TO DO WHEN THE WORSE COMES TO THE WORST.IZI ZIPITILILE SIKUTI AMALAWI AZIKHALA MWAMANTHA DZIKO LILI LAWO.FUNSO KU IMMIGRATION NDILOTI KODI ZIKUTHEKA BWANJI KUTI MFUTI ZIZILOWA MDZIKO MUNO OPANDA CHILOLEZO.PENA PAKE INU A IMMIGRATION SIMUKUWATHANDIZA A POLISI.

  108. Moses says:

    Zaphavu

  109. Rodriguas Latata says:

    The gun is so powerful that it even took off cloths from the robber

  110. cristiano says:

    Those who are stealing from us are foreigners indeed bcoz malawians don’t know how to rob a bank or shoot n kill please let’s check out on boaders mainly calomue n mwami criminals just walk into our country on foot

  111. olira says:

    Koma pazikhalako wamoyo abale God said we should not kill muzayakha kumwamba not pansipano

  112. njungwi njungwi says:

    Smoke them out mercilessly !!!

  113. Patrck jumma Brown says:

    Migwanya mwayamba bwino ntchito yanu,kwayehova kupha nd tchimo

  114. mam says:

    eee mumayenela kufa choncho

  115. PEFECO says:

    congrants

  116. Mmihavani says:

    Kill them all. Whether its my relation or not, as long as they are robbers finish them off

  117. Hope Sefu says:

    Well Done Job Our Beloved Police(hope Sefu)

  118. Grima says:

    Good development. They should be first on the ball osati the FMB incident ayi.

  119. mpyiyo says:

    Zitchito za manja awo zawachitila umboni okubawa aziphedwa basi job well done officers keep itup

  120. Bwanoni says:

    Good job.

  121. mpyiyo says:

    Zitchito za manja awo zawachitila umboni okubawa aziphedwa basi

  122. Mamuna says:

    And more robbers were gunned down at Kalikuti Hotel on Monday 29 December. Keep up the good job MPS

  123. swiswiri mbewa says:

    While as I have no sympathy for thugs shot dead while terrorizing citizens, the shoot-to-kill policy may be abused by some trigger-happy police men.

  124. Ngwazi says:

    shoot to kill is back, keepon the good work, honeymoon is over for robbers

  125. Katswiri left wing'a says:

    Thats great, we were expecting that. Kill them we dont want them here in Malawi

  126. A MPINGO says:

    MBAVA KUDERERA POLICE YATHU 2 MUCH !! NKONA ANTHU WAMBA ANGOPHOPHOLA OKHA ZIKAGIDWA ! OK TIMVE ZONSE KAYE !!

  127. CY says:

    Good job keep on

  128. Madalitso says:

    But hear isn there a Police man among those killed?
    China ndi china Grade M, 49,000 take home. The same with Grade K in Civil Service salary so pathetic.

  129. mulopwana says:

    Thank you police. Please continue the wonderful job

  130. chatty man says:

    You reap what you sow!

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