Malawian killed in South Africa mob attack: Three Malawians arrested

A 23-year-old Malawian man was  killed in a suspected mob justice attack in  Johannesburg, South Africa Sunday and police in the rainbow nation has since arrested three people.

According to a report on IOL, the incident happened outside a block of flats on the corner of Eloff and Salisbury streets at about 4am.

The report quotes Joburg Central police spokesperson Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele,  saying the Malawian man was visiting his brother.

“The motive is still unclear, but it has been alleged that the man stole a cellphone from someone in the flats. But no one has come forward to say it was their cellphone so we can’t confirm this,” he said.

Mbele said when the group began attacking the man, four security guards tried to step in, but they were also assaulted by the mob.

“This is when they called the police because stones were being thrown at them. He was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics,” he said.

Mbele said all who were involved, including those living in the flats, were Malawian.

“We are hoping the three men arrested will be able to lead us to others.

“A manhunt is under way for other suspects,” he said.

Mbele said the police were watching CCTV footage from the CBD’s cameras.

The three men have been charged with murder and will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court soon.

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Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
5 months 5 days ago
To Mbangi Johnson,who told you that Peter Muthalika is the most educated President? Where? In Malawi or the whole of Africa? Mr.Johnson be specific.bear in mind that to be educated doesn’t give someone necessary qualities of leadership.Way back in the sixties,we were told that Mphonongo Banda had achieved 12 University degrees and that he was among the most educated men in the world.But you have seen for yourself what the rogue did to the people of Malawi.We must give kudos to our Botwana brothers and sisters with their modestly educated leaders for leading the country which is the top Africa’s… Read more »
Aubrey Zimba
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Aubrey Zimba
5 months 5 days ago

Kabwerankoni chabe omalawi mmekoko nkoopysa

Timothy
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Timothy
5 months 5 days ago

MALAWIANS ARE A CURSED PEOPLE..
THEY ARE EVIL, JEALOUS, CORRUPT, LIARS…

SOME OF THE NASTIEST PEOPLE YOU WILL MEET ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD..

SOUTH AFRICANS SHOULD SEND THEM ALL BACK TO MALAWI WHERE THEY DESERVE
TO WALLOW IS DESPERATION..

These people are so NASTY!..

DOBO
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DOBO
5 months 6 days ago

“All those who were involved including those living in the flats were Malawians”the POLICE has said.According to this statement from this story, Who killed this Malawian. Don’t just go straight commenting without fully read the whole story.

Dyson Nyambalo
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Dyson Nyambalo
5 months 7 days ago

South Africans are stupid people,lazy and jealous with hardworking people

Mbangi Johson
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Mbangi Johson
5 months 7 days ago

@Mwachande

SA might have the most stupid president in the world, but at least they can feed themselves. Malawi have one of the most educated president, but Malawians are starving and depend on hand-outs from donors. Malawi have more fresh water than SA, with modern technology SA import fresh water from Lesotho. SA still support export food to Malawi (through Shoprite and other retailers), just to name a few. . I wonder who is stupid?

mwachande
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mwachande
5 months 7 days ago

South Africans thinks they are clever but they have one of the most stupid presidents in the world..always twisting stories apha okha munthu nde lying kuti he’s been killed by fellow malawis

Chipalamandule
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Chipalamandule
5 months 7 days ago

Ayenera kukhala mulomwe ameneyo.

Mathanyula
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Mathanyula
5 months 8 days ago

Malawians we are cursed people, we are destitutes in our own country and can’t find respite in a foreign land. We are the lost sheep with no shepherd, Lord have mercy on us!

BEATRICE ZENENGEYA
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BEATRICE ZENENGEYA
5 months 8 days ago
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!! SOUTH AFRICANS HAVE DONE THEIR PART ITS LONG TIME OUR FOREFATHERS STARTED FLOCKING TO JOWENI ( THEBA) WENELA LET US FACE THE MUSIC HERE WITH OUR IDIOTIC LEADERS HERE !!! THOSE WHO GO THERE NOW GO /STAY BY THEIR OWN CHOICES (DO OR DIE) SITUATION COZ BUSES WERE THERE TO REPATRIATE THEM BUT THEY SNEAKED OUT TO STAY THERE ! COME BACK HOME LETS FACE THESE AMATEUR LEADERS DESTROYING OUR WARM HEART OF AFRICA.
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