Minibus drivers, conductors stage violent protests in Blantyre    

Minibus drivers and conductors on Thursday conducted violent protests in Blantyre, blocking a road and setting tyres on fire on the road that passes through Kanjedza Police Training School, saying they were angered with the high rate of how their vehicles were impounded by traffic police.

Minibuses should not overload passengers

Minibuses should not overload passengers

The violent and noisy demonstrations did not last long however as the police acted swiftly and suppressed the protests.

Some of the protesters alleged that the police had impounded over 300 vehicles allegedly for no apparent reason a claim quashed by southern region police spokesperson James Kadadzera.

Kadadzera said the police are doing normal road safety operations to ensure accident free festive season of Christmas and New Year.

He said the traffic police were checking for minibuses which surpassed its capacity, with insurance and COF among other official documents.

And the drivers who violated these laws were booked for different offences and their vehicles were released upon payment of fines.

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12 thoughts on “Minibus drivers, conductors stage violent protests in Blantyre    ”

  1. Chingolopiyo says:

    Ngati akuyamba kuba President, Minister, principle secretary, Accountant General, Auditor General, Civil servant ndiya wa Police angatani? Malawi have recieved enough donations, {financial and material} worthy developing, but all those donations have ended up personal pockets. Malawi have borrowed enough for: Chitakale- Phalombe -Jali Road; different Teachers Collagues; Tractors and farm implements; Potholes and road mantainances; water and sanitations; Airport Renovations; ESCOM Generation mantainance; etc all these mentioned are loans discussed and authorised by our parliament but not all the funds have reached the targeted purpose, shame to all the politicians

  2. Beje says:

    Malawi victimizing its people

  3. Kambolo Kadyanji says:

    you say some of the offences is exceeding the capacity why are the Chileka Chikuli and Chiradzulu minibuses not impounded since they load 4×4 from the front to back including what they call shamba seat are the routes not susceptible to accidents or are the traffic officers bribed enough on the stated ways?

  4. Phinifolo says:

    Released upon payment of fine, my foot! And yst the actual problem on the minibus is still there? Nonsense.

  5. Bob says:

    Hahaha Malawi walero. No one to trust.

  6. Patriot says:

    Akuwatuma apolisiwo ndi Kasaira amene anagula nawo tractor mu njira ya cashgate.

  7. Wakawama says:

    Zikanakhala kuti ndalama za fine zomwe zimalipilidwa powombola ma minbus zimapita ku boma osati matumba mwa ma traffic police officers bwenzi tikuti boma pamenepo lipanga money. Koma zachiziwikile kuti 3/4 ipita matumba mwa traffic officers and 1/4 ipita mwina ku boma. Malawi sazatukukuta basi.

  8. Prince Edward rsa says:

    Collecting money for the dpp xmas party,apolice achipani agalu inu akati kaphe jauju kupita anyani akapolo aboma la dpp.

  9. kasungu says:

    IT IS ABOUT TIME TO TAKE CARE OF THESE PROBLEMS. ESPECIALLY DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

  10. KHAYA BAY says:

    Apolice gwilani tchito yanu. myoyo ya wanthu ikutaika chifukwa cha ma minibuses

  11. Green Grass says:

    Much as minibus drivers are major culprits in as far as violation of traffic rules are concerned nanu a police mwanyanya kuwabela anthuwa especially at road blocks. The ACB should conduct clandestine investigations on what goes on at the road blocks

  12. botomani says:

    Most of these drivers are illiterate and they acquired the license through bribes. I hate these guys.

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