Malawi thugs derail trains to steal fuel, commodities – CEAR

Central and East Africa Railway Limited is expressing concern that thugs have resorted to putting stones on rail lines in a bid to derail wagons to steal fuel and other commodities.

Central East African Railways

Central East African Railways

Cear trains

Cear trains

In a statement aired on some radio stations, the company says the thugs have attacked trains on a number of occasions.

However the company has not said how many trains have derailed so far as a result of the malpractices.

The company says Valley Logistics Limited which is constructing and rehabilitating some of the rail lines is spending huge money fighting the vice.

The statement says all trains will now be accompanied by armed police officers who will deal with the matter on the spot and take the culprits to courts to face the law.

CEAR also says it is spending huge sums of money reimbursing its clients for stolen fuel and wheat which are the target during such thefts.

During the food shortage period, some people hijacked trains to steal wheat which they used to cook and eat in place of meal mealie which was scarce and expensive.

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shoot to kill basi.

Concerned citizen

No mercy to these enemies of development. This cannot be tolerated.


The last paragraph is written in past tense, does it mean the famine is over?, if so, then its funny because last night, e tv news on its news edition, broadcasted some very disturbing news about Malawi very contrary to this article. Or perhaps its just one of those usual stunts by the media, always painting the negative picture and display it to the whole world to see.


Hire dzalanyama soldiers. Sapanganso mfwimfwi agalu amenewo.


Roberto is right. Don’t tame thugs.

Ze Roberto

Plz when you catch the thugs don’t make the mistake of taking them to court. They won’t stop. Here is my suggestion: when caught tie them up both arms and legs. Lay them across the spore and let the grinding wheels of the train do the rest. After two or four people done this way, you will never see this stupidity again.

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