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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19 thoughts on “Malawian killed in South Africa mob attack: Three Malawians arrested”

  1. Winston Msowoya says:

    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 economic and political vanquished.Muthalika with his PhD,has ruined our country beyond recognition and repair both economically and politically.The plight of our young men in South Africa today,is both shameful and regrettable hence,Muthalika’s egregious failures to provide our young men with the necessisities of life.So Mr.Johnson,if you feel that your Muthalika is highly educated,that is his own education,it doesn’t benefit our peoples’ lives.Malawians themselves are not cursed,but their so-called leaders are.However,these leaders will vanish,but the people of Malawi will remain to chart their own destiny.GOD BLESS US!!!

  2. Aubrey Zimba says:

    Kabwerankoni chabe omalawi mmekoko nkoopysa

  3. Timothy says:

    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!..

  4. DOBO says:

    “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.

  5. Dyson Nyambalo says:

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

  6. Mbangi Johson says:

    @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?

  7. mwachande says:

    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

  8. Chipalamandule says:

    Ayenera kukhala mulomwe ameneyo.

  9. Mathanyula says:

    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!

  10. BEATRICE ZENENGEYA says:

    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.

  11. Precious Chilinda says:

    Angobwerako onsewo!

  12. sekurahissa says:

    ndi mbava imeneyo yaphedwa basi zili bho
    ..

  13. CliffT1 says:

    Dig the story

  14. South Africans Why are You So Pompous always believing in Persecuting Foreigner’s. Greedy Nationals, So Volatile,
    Living Life of Tchaka type of,Barbaric.
    If Other Countries treated Other Nationals WAY YOU DO,
    Globalization, Christianity Couldn’t Prevail.
    You Guys l tell You, You are a Useless People.

  15. Hon L M Mdallah. says:

    Amalawiiiiii tokhatokha eshhhhhh

  16. opportunist says:

    I don’t like this South Africa country at all. Full of selfish pple

  17. Nkalapwaga says:

    who is the victim ?nyasatimes let us know mwina ndi m’bale

  18. Denesio says:

    These are Chewa and Chawa people they don’t have love pls take all of them back to Malawi pls SAPS

  19. zachamba basi osamangobwerako bwanji muzifa choncho vuto lake mukakhala kwa eni mumafuna muzichuluka mzeru

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