Non Catholics behind church brawl: Malawi Police arrest 15

It has emerged that some non-Catholics were behind the plot to have a fight at Likuni Parish in the Capital City Lilongwe with ulterior motive to dent the influential church’s image after its scathing pastoral letter recently, Nyasa Times understands.

Police arrested suspects at Likuni Catholic church

Police arrested suspects at Likuni Catholic church

The plot to have the fight was hatched by some regime thugs who promised some choir members that they will be shielded from police arrests or prosecution.

One of the choir members told Nyasa Times, that he was approached by non- Catholic members who he recognises to be connected to governing party, to propose that the choir split and that if others disagree, should cause a fight. Money was promised for this action.

The member was too frightened to reveal more, saying the people behind were “powerful” and “well connected” to the state apparatus.

On Sunday a fight indeed erupted among Catholic Christians Likuni Parish in the Capital City.

Police in Lilongwe have since arrested 15 people whom the law enforcers say are ring leaders in the violence that erupted.

Lilongwe police spokesman Kingsley Dandaula confirmed the arrest of the 15 and they were remanded at Lilongwe Police Station.

“They have been charged with conduct likely to cause breach of peace and they will be appearing in court on Monday,” Dandaula said.

He said it will be up to the suspects to apply for bail when they appear in court.

The police were called in at the parish after a fight broke out following disagreements.

The Lilongwe Diocese officials are yet to comment on the matter.

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Richard Banda

My advice to catholic occult organisation ;U stay away from malawian politics please.U want to please the intenational community at the expence of poor Malawians.U sound very onocent coz u hide in a sheap but ur beasts(Lev 13),u are herd coz piple think ur Holly but ure a biblical whore.U contributed a lot in Muthalika’s Death uyu APM pa 31pa mwamulephera .shame!!!!

Kamlepo jnr

mmmm nyasatimes u are unrealistic why are you so political instead of being partial? kumachita kuzionesera nthawi zonse kuti ndinu osusa boma la DPP. mind u, ur newspaper is not a political party we all read it regardless of our diferences in politics so dont think u can easily change our political afflictions with ur inpatial posts

Kenneth Chitatata Msonda.
Kenneth Chitatata Msonda.

That’s the APP I know; staged 20th July demos, staged tripartite general elections ballot paper boxes found along the roads, staged CSO carnival, staged prayers, staged improvement of economy debate on mbc tv & now a staged fight during Catholic Church prayers!


It is very possible to stage anything except DEATH; come what may you CAN’T stage DEATH; it is IMPOSSIBLE!

mbili ya bakha

a nyapapi inu musapute citedze ai. roma siosewerera. eetu ose anakasonkhana usiku kopemphera and those bloody catholic mps ministers etc were bloody there and pano aima kutali uko kuonerera ndipo kutuma ma tghug mchalici. mukwapulidwapo apo.
wina afe muone njuci


Akulu akulu adati matsiku osiliza kuzakhala zithu zamitundumitundu zili kuchitika Nkhondo,Njala, ifa, ndizina zotelo abale thawi ijadi yayandikila tikuyenela tichenjele.

Uncle Jue

A Katolika mwatani mpaka pamenepo?ai ndithu zanyanya zisafike pamenepo osanyazitsa Ekeleziya woyera chonchi sinthani tisamveso zonyansa ngati zimenezi.

Madalitso Mbewe wa chasing people from Blantyre saying Dzipitani a chigawo cha pakati ndi kumpoto mukulepheretsa Peter kutenga udindo panthawi ya zisankho. What do you expect from their Mid night Prayers attended by the Mid Night Rafiasic Mafias Munthrika, Kaliyati, Mussa H Mchacha Goodall, Kalirani. They want to make sure that before Elections no one should be strong to oppose DPP. Ndi Izi pano mbuzi za MCP zomwe zinkadyera ziphuphu from ruling parties mdzina la MCP zikupita ku Khoti kuti achotse Chakwera so that they should continue doing what they were doing in the time of Muluzi and Tembo. NDA… Read more »

DPP yatani?taona akhirisitu akumenyana mmachalichi ,nanga izi zachita kutani kuti mukatchule DPP.Moti Chimwemwe Mhango ndi Nkhoma CCAP, nkhani yawonso ndi DPP? musanamizile DPP koma munene kuti Ndi Satana yemwe anasokoneza.


Of course jappie was behind livingstonia synod fiasco in Lilongwe. He was fueling the feud on the side of the other mhango.


Anthu a Kulikuni tiuzeni zoona. Mumamenyanadi? Real catholic can not fight at the church doubtful it stands.

Eduardo Happy

Mmmmmmmm abale do you really believe this story by Nyasa Times. Sometimes Nyasa Times writes garbage such as this one.

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