Malawi’s Black Moses attacked: Survived death

Controversial youth political activist Black Moses, a close friend of slain Malawi Polytechnic fourth year engineering student Robert Chasowa, was ambushed on the wee hours of Saturday morning in a move that he suspects is aimed to suppress the truth in the Chasowa murder case.

Moses was left for dead in pool of blood near the Catholic Institute (CI) premises in Blantyre.

Speaking exclusively to Nyasa Times at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital two hours after the attack, Black Moses said he was ambushed by several men in two minibuses at CI in Blantyre around 3 am as he drove from Mustang Sally to popular hotspot joint Chez Ntemba.

He was in the company of popular Mighty Wanderers football supporter, ‘Yellowman’.

Black Moses: Attacked

“One of the minibuses stopped in front of my car and blocked me while the other blocked my rear,” said Black Moses seemingly in acute pain.

“And then two men from the first minibus disembarked and started attacking me. They had pangas and while I was battling with the first man, the other one hit me on the head with a panga and I sustained deep cuts,” he added as he showed the Nyasa Times reporter the wounds and blood stains on the drivers door of his Toyota Camry.

His white vest and shorts were heavily soiled with blood, a proof that he had bled profusely.

Black Moses says he would have been killed had it not been for the interference of Yellowman who stepped in and battled the men before they sped away.

He instantly drove to Blantyre Police where he was issued a Police Report and was treated as an outpatient at Queens.

“It is true we received a report about Black Moses’ attack. Right now we are treating it as normal case and we don’t want to be drawn into speculation. Investigations are underway and the public will be updated on the progress that is all I can say at the moment for fear of jeopardizing with the investigations,” said the region’s publicist Nicholas Gondwa.

Both Moses and Chasowa were founding members of Youth Freedom and Democracy (YFD) and were behind publication of sensitive dossiers that implicated the former ruling elite into various corrupt activities and also condemned former president late Bingu wa Mutharika’s tyrannical leadership.

Despite the attack, the youth activist vowed that he is ready to die for the truth.

“They will not shut me down. I will continue speaking the truth because the nation has to know what really happened to my friend Robert Chasowa,” he said.

Police report on Black Moses

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