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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57 thoughts on “Police arrest 2 for insulting Malawi President Mutharika in minibus”

  1. tonde wakufa says:

    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

  2. Drake craig stunna says:

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

  3. yamikani says:

    Koma ngati wachikulireyu angapitirize kulamulira munjira yoteroyi zitisunga mpaka 2019?

  4. # a Joshuandialongoake@.com says:

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

  5. mache Joy says:

    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

  6. Dzuka malawi says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. Thinks zone says:

    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,

  9. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

    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.

  10. Hokoyo says:

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

  11. WILLARD MUBVUMBI says:

    That woman is sellout. All over Africa women are used by politicians. She was wearing a dress with the picture of another man yet in her life she never wore a dress with the picture of her husband. African politicians are what they are becoz of the unlettered women.

  12. Chola says:

    Kodi mayi ameneyo ndi vice wa mr ndilibe problem?kkkkkkkkkk!

  13. Blue patty cloth says:

    Please media people capture the picture of this woman when she goes to court as a witness. Timudziwe ndithu mayi ameneyu

  14. gifty says:

    how an mathanyula man rule the country? he is not concerned ndi njalayi,yes he has no problem , zovotera kuti ndiwakwathu sizitithandiza ayi let’s be wise here comes mathanyula man ans the bishops now.

  15. Greed says:

    Zusiyana pati ndi nthawi ya Kamuzu?

    1. Chola says:

      Sizikusiyana

  16. Boliwoli2 says:

    Kodi a dpp ndi Apm anthu asaw*zuzure mu minibus ? Apolisi amenewa nditupolisi twangoyamba kumene ntchito sitimaziwanso kuti freedom of expression ndi chani.Amawona mayiyu ngati ndi minister wa Home Affairs ntchito ingawathere. Nkhani zimene amanena anyamata awiriwa ndizaboza ngati.

  17. Joackim says:

    Nothing concerning the arest of these young boys. And no need of saying that the gvt is going mad, they ‘ll see themselves. Mmmmhhhh what a gvt?

  18. Nachika says:

    Let us just understand DPP’s Madness. They are totally confused starting from their President, Ministers and all supporters. The economy of the country is landsliding, that is why they don’t know what to do ending up arresting even playing children. I feel sorry for Saturday’s reaction of Peter Mutharika for insulting Prophet T.B. Joshua. Uku ndiye kukalasa moto. And zoti you don’t read newspapers, nyasatimes etc, ndizabodza. You read them everyday. This is the beginning of the end!!!!!!………………….

  19. Goddiea says:

    So the woman alone will prove to the court without reasonable doubt that the guys insulted the president?
    I tell you the guys will go free and be compasated in the long run.
    Tax payers money into the drain coz of two foolish police men!!!!

  20. beje says:

    conduct to cause breach of peace ndi mlandu? kkkkk timilandu tinatha kale iti tinali ta azungu tozunzira chabe anthu

  21. innocent says:

    empty tin students,they must go to hell.

  22. namz says:

    Bola ngati wamuloweza akazadwala uzachimalize chimmayicho ndi a police omweo uzawabaye injection ya embalm

  23. Madprohet says:

    APM alibe vuto koma vuto liri ndi anthu amene akumazunza anthu mu dzina la chipani kapena boma.

  24. nyasimmaso says:

    kkkkkkkk this is total madness boma sitiyendetsa ngati banja. Mumanga angati?

  25. Jelbin mk says:

    Where is democracy in Malawi and what were constitutional reviews for in the past if not repealing such gaging laws? These laws were meant to cosolidate dictatorship and to make sure that no one was questioning the authorities on how things were going in the country which is very different from Democratic values.

  26. wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!! says:

    The lady complained of being harassed by the 2 boys, and the Police acted in good faith. Why should a woman be harassed like that, regardless of what she is wearing? Enough is enough.
    Good job, MPS.

  27. mbewe says:

    Freedpm of speech should have limits as well. Kumunyoza maiyo the violeted her rights of association as well. Look at the coin on both sites. Zoona zake ansmulakwira thats her choice. Why should we Malawians support unlawlessness.
    Freedom shouldnot favor anthu otukwana okha. Lets be serious anamulakwira. Thats why people who are butchering albinos are scott free.
    There is no reason for the people yo despise her choice more over it was not political podium. What is wrong with wearing cloth? That invite wrath of students. Why support evil while we call the nation religious country.
    Kutukwana sichinthu chabwino zoona zake. Lets produce responsible generations

  28. sanued says:

    tiyeni tinsake Kaye mmayi osabereka opereka ana amzakeyo (hule) tithane Naye zikakhala zinazo nde malire paja ndipa 1 April

  29. Mabvuto says:

    I even saw the Malawi government registered number plate vehicle with some DPP idiots being loaded like tinned saladins being driven to the venue where the ground breaking ceremony was taking palace , the worst part of our economy is being caused by DPP government by misusing government vehicles at a time when people are starving and there are no drugs in the hospitals etc……….

  30. Moda says:

    A polisi ,kulinso wina kuno iye nde Wayambila kunyoza inuyo, akuti inu nde akapolo a dziko….

  31. Dzo says:

    u people who insult leaders be careful. God is watching u.

  32. dr tonde says:

    Those boys who speak in capital letters were arrested for insulting the DPP lady. Just as these selfish capital letter speaking boys have the right to freedom of speech so does the DPP lady have freedom to belong to a party of her choice! The difference is the lady follows her party responsibly while these capital letter speaking boys don’t. Police squeeze their balls please

  33. Peter kholomana says:

    Peter u have failed this country and you are an idiot of a leader.stupid

  34. APM ofoila says:

    Kunyini kwa Peter mutharika. Come arrest me

  35. Boma says:

    Kupepera kwenikweni, a police ndi zitsiru zenizeni. Amanga dziko lonsetu + a catholic

  36. Chambe says:

    There is more to the story. I see the two guys fighting with the DPP woman at personal level and Nyasatimes published selective reporting. People should be aware that although we may think that we have freedom of speech, our laws guaranteeing this are inadequate.They need to be overhauled. It is still dangerous to exercise freedom of speech in full throttle.

  37. ben phiri says:

    Tamvanso kuti mwina police ikumanganso kachikena anthu awiri aja kufuna kuti alape ndipo asiye kulankhula za boma kulemphera utsogoloeri. Akuti pa 18 March pompa wapamanganso aKabwila ndi nzawo wina uja. Koma anyamata akonzeka kuyamba nkhondo kuteteza democracy yao.

    Kupusa kwa police yathu izaonekera pa 18 kuti chilungamo amachiona koma kusamva za amalawi. Zipani zotsutsa pa 18 nazo zakonzeka kubweza moto

  38. ineyo says:

    Who is this harlot of a woman in dip regalia? mutuphetsa tuma spy tanuto not everyone is DPP. Hule la mayi iwe nawe matsiku a ko at ha basi.

    ukuganiza ngati pitala akufunsira mwina achina daisies ndi anzake hule iwe lachabe chabe

  39. rancie says:

    hahaha mphavu yakulephera instead of ensuring food security you are busy arresting citizens for exercising their freedom of expression,,, release the innocent boys, they’re missing ma classes..

  40. Patriots says:

    This president once leaved in America where freedom of speech is cherished now causing terror in Malawi as a former professor of law which is contrary to civilised leadership. Malawi is in serious mess becouse arrogant leaders like APM and his camp who don’t want to show accountablity to suffering Malawians.

  41. vavlov says:

    This is return to Kamuzu days. Dont kill freedom of speech, This is a democratic country, release the boys immdiately

  42. Funzo says:

    Can anyone go to the police and say that the president has been insulted and have someone arrested? There must be more to the story than this. Or was the woman reporting to the police a very important person who had to be listened to?

  43. Chindere Chakufikapo says:

    Iwe Pita kwanu uko kuja USAtisowetse mtendere. Pita ukause mumtendere ife kuno tidziwa chochita. Moni kwa mbale wako uja Ndata ine wodandaula mopanda mantha.

  44. 2016 welcome says:

    You DPP, just turn the whole country into the largest prison on earth coz majority of Malawians of good will are not happy with your failed leadership. I hope you will atrest all of us. In fact as the socioeconomic status stands, the whole Malawi has already become an open prison. By the way inu polowa m’boma munkati musova ma problems then does it make sense to blame the previous regime for your failures ? After all what’s the purpose of changing of government , I thought it’s all about bringing about desirable change in welfare of citizens?

  45. PeterMustFall says:

    Ngati amanama….treason paja ndipena paliponse

    Lets face it a DPP….dziko silikuyenda bwino…

  46. john phiri says:

    Musadandaule paja akumwalira pompano.

  47. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    how many people will this idiot arrest? He has now become a monster kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. He thought to run government is the same as running ndata farm kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  48. Chimunthu says:

    Stifling freedom of speech is the first indication of a dictatorship. Things go from bad to worse in poor Malawi.

  49. Chimunthu says:

    Stifling freedom of speech is the first indication of a dictatorship. Things go from bad to worse in Malawi.

  50. Levie says:

    The government is failing to supply basic needs but it is forward to arrest people any how. Amalawi tatopa kumangidya nafe ndife anthu azanu.

  51. Jimmy Juga says:

    A Malawi tatukwana kokwanila koma funso nali, kodi zikuthandiza chani pa mavuto a a Malawi. Tamalankhulani zopeleka mayankho a mavuto adziko. Zotukwana amalawi zatitopetsa. Palibe tikuphunzilapo. Popeza ndi ndale ba tukwanani muzapeza 2019 akuwinanso ngati mungatenge approach yanuyo. Mavuto a Malawi mayankho ake ali mwa tonse amalawi.

  52. max says:

    ndikunena ndi peter mutharika kuti kukamwa kwako ndipo si ine osowa am maxwel jossam mufufuse mudzandtenge mwanva nose mimba zanu fredom of spech

  53. Zecko says:

    Comment Reserve

  54. Toad says:

    Mathanyula ameneyu atizunzatu a zipita kwawo ku usa

  55. Lets take our country back says:

    What happened to freedom of speech?

  56. mangani malamba says:

    Zayambika koma kumeneko,tipita ambiri including TB joshua.kkkkk

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