Police arrest 2 for insulting Malawi President Mutharika in minibus

Two young men, one of them a student at Dae Yang Luke University have spent two nights at Lilongwe Police Station for insulting President Peter Mutharika and the government whilst they were in a public transport.

Lawyer Khonyongwa representing the student

Lawyer Khonyongwa representing the student

Lawyer for one of the young men, Gilbert Khonyongwa confirmed the arrest of 19 year old Patrick Simupanda who is a student at Dae Yang University in Lilongwe.

Khonyongwa said Simupanda and his friend participated in a debate that ensued in a minibus from Lilongwe Old Town after a woman in full Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regalia boarded the minibus.

The lawyer said passengers in the minibus started mocking her that it was “senseless” to be following a ruling DPP and President Mutharika, accusing them of  causing food scarcity and completely collapsed the economy inflicting pain on Malawians.

He said this did not go down well with the lady who was disembarking at Cross Roads Hotel where the two young men including Patrick were also disembarking.

Upon alighting from the minibus, the disgruntled and embarrassed lady called the police who were near the stage and the law enforcers pounced on the two boys.

They were taken to Lilongwe Police Station where they are being remanded until Monday where they will appear in court to answer charges of conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

Police at the station confirmed the arrest of Patrick but refused to give the identity of the other young man asking the reporter to come to the court on Monday.

Mutharika and his government deny claims that they are responsible for the spiralling economic problems, saying they  are due to previous administrations.

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tonde wakufa
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tonde wakufa
6 months 14 days ago

ine ndine tonde #nimeyo jateni wanthu osava zozanu,tsano nde uyahula kwanji kumekuja?ife tilulila inu mkumati mulije polobulemu?yeee yapapa tsano ziluchitikazi tonde sizumusangalatsa kodi mmaonangati malawiyi niwanu yekha,nibayimila pomwepa nisathemawu

Drake craig stunna
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Drake craig stunna
6 months 14 days ago

inesoso mundimangeko cz i don’t like this bastard president kuti adzilamulira dzikoli.

yamikani
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yamikani
6 months 14 days ago

Koma ngati wachikulireyu angapitirize kulamulira munjira yoteroyi zitisunga mpaka 2019?

# a Joshuandialongoake@.com
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# a Joshuandialongoake@.com
6 months 14 days ago

ndiye mumanga anthu onse a mmalawi coz palibe akuchikonda chimtsogoleri ichi very unfortunate….
bul shit Malawi police

mache Joy
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mache Joy
6 months 14 days ago

mukusiyanisa ndi nthawi ya Kamuzu?? kodi nayenso anali olakwika?? nkesa mumati bola MCP paja??? lero mukutinso nayo inali yoipa?? ndavomereza palibe chipani chingakhale 100% perfect nde time ino tijame zimenezi za APM mpaka nthawi yake ithe nde tizajambanso zaenawo….pezani njira zopezera ndalama osangoti kufuna makobili ogawiridwa..kapena mumafuna akanalowapo Bakili?? nthawi ya Bakili kunalibe njala?? mayankho muli nao munadyapo utuchi

Dzuka malawi
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Dzuka malawi
6 months 14 days ago

Apa ufulu uja mwatilanda tsopano…..konzani dziko lanu osati kulimbana ndi anthu osalakwa adzakulangirani pansi pompano.

chiccond byson
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6 months 14 days ago

a piaece of advise to mr president and all malawians, “we are in the govmnt of the pipple,for the pipple & by the people since 1994, may be u hv forgoten”.this woman is there to deduct votes in 2019 to her party.take care of democratic rules and regulations,how eminent is dpp and its leader whereas pipo are strugling for their basic needs?do not take malawians to trials for nosense.very sad.

Thinks zone
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Thinks zone
6 months 14 days ago

No problem with that police have done well, munthurika is the prisidnt has to be respected osati kunyozedwa like a common thing, how imoral is malawi becoming? nw presidency z luzng its value,however he ramains a ruler over us we cnt dny this fact,, lemekeza atate ako ndi amako kut masiku amoyo wako achuluke,

chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa
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chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa
6 months 15 days ago

Respect the elders and the President must be treated with all the respect. Remember we also have a very big role to play. Do you want to learn from the president how to grow maize? Is the president selling maize at admarc and selling it to the vendors? There are more streams in the country very few are using this water for cultivation of crops.
ULESI BASI.

Hokoyo
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Hokoyo
6 months 15 days ago

This is what used to happen durting MCP era. Are we going back to that era?

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