Student ‘killed’ villager: Malawi catholic university in Mangochi DMI-St. John closed

DMI-St. John the Baptist University, a catholic university runs by the Sisters of Daughters of Mary Immaculate, Mangochi Campus, had been besieged by  irate villagers on Sunday. Police and Malawi Defence Force soldiers failed to contain the people and advised the institution to close.

Students and lecturers from DMI-St John the Baptist University, Mangochi

Students and lecturers from DMI-St John the Baptist University, Mangochi

The villagers set the institution on fire , allegedly after a student killed a villager.

“Police and soldiers have barricaded the school and we are not allowed out of the premises,” reports one of the students.

Investigations reveal two villagers have died due to DMI students.

“The first one is a man who died of BP after seeing his heavily pregnant wife being beaten for a laptop stolen from a student. His death was confirmed Saturday and his pregnant wife prematurely gave birth same day to baby twins.

“The second death has been confirmed today of a man who was beaten up by an angry mob after a school girl, whom he raped this very semester recognised him.”

He was admitted yesterday.

“Villagers want revenge. All the students who sleep out of campus slept in campus last night and they are dead worried about their assets out there.

“Right now police has surrounded our school as it is still not safe enough. The school has to close,” says the student.

Some students are already making evacuation plans with parents and relatives.

Meanwhile, the university authorities have announced that they have closed the college. A bus has been hired to evacuate the students out of the campus protected by police.

.St. John the Baptist University in Mangochi was established in 2010 under the supervision of the Catholic Development Commission of Malawi-education division.

The strict Catholic church school is in the lakeshore district of Mangochi.

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41 thoughts on “Student ‘killed’ villager: Malawi catholic university in Mangochi DMI-St. John closed”

  1. Paul Sitima says:

    If Catholic Universities were enrolling only Catholics, such messes would not be the occurrence of the day. It’s easier for a catholic to counsel a catholic.

  2. Gloria says:

    Catholic Universities are breeding grounds for criminals and murderers. My son in-law’s blood who was brutally murdered by Catholic University students at Montfort campus is still crying to God for vengeance. May God avenge the brutal murder of my son in-law. It would be proper and better to close these universities as they are nothing but den of criminals and drunkards. Students are just on the loose. I hate this place with a hatred that is stronger than the love I had for it. Worse still, the murderers are on bail because I am told they found a lawyer. Are lawyers supposed to protect murderers? I wish wachiponyeponye uwapeze onse anachita izi ndipo asowe mtendere moyo wawo wonse.

  3. Mnyetete nonse mpaka maindian o. Tikudululani mbolo Chaka chake ndi chino

  4. fredinho mizelo says:

    m’mene nkhani ili palibe choti kupa mzimu it is just a small isue if u can put life &a laptop on a beam balance which weighs most valuable the police need 2 do something pamene madzi asanafike m’khosi bcz the villagers will do big thing …..you educated surveges mukusiyana pati ndi osalowa mkalasi

  5. chonchobe says:

    may the poor soul rest in eternal peace

  6. wachiyawo wangalusa says:

    Best way is to go to burn a school………cos they are fools.what is a stupid laptop can cos so such probem and I heard he also found a laptop few days ago so what else he wanted?no more another solution…….no more DMI in Mangochi

  7. lyinah says:

    hehehe okufa lero safa mawa

  8. Wabwino says:

    Please in whatever we do to develop Malawi, we need to carefully come up with opportunity analysis and risk management plans. When opening a university we know what students when they come together – we know how they behave. We know we will be dealing with social integration, issues to do with trust, possible areas of conflicts etc All elements to do with opportunity and risk analysis should involve students and communities, lecturers etc. This arrangement should apply to secondary schools as well. Plans should be developed to capitalise on opportunities and eliminate, mitigate, distribute or transfer risks etc Some of these unnecessary deaths can be avoided. Just an advise for free!

  9. kawonga says:

    ana inu mwashosha yolakwika. mwayiyambayo ndi midyomba, nkhawa adapachika kalekale. although mutazatsegurile nonse outside campus muli mmadzi. kapepeseni

  10. killer 1 says:

    makape simukudziwa the truth about the incident. mukungosokosela apa.

  11. aubrey says:

    revenge basi,tit for tat is afair play,go moslems goooo

  12. Nijo says:

    No MDF soldiers, no arson, ndinali komweko, situation was was calm no bullet shot, no teargas, minibues were going inside campus to evacuate fear engulfed students

  13. mooh fyah banton says:

    bigger jdgement…. da one yah name!….fyah bun de rapist

  14. langwan says:

    mmmmh dnt talk ngt zitsru … a villgrr raped a student and then students killed the person aaaaa a nc judgement

  15. zanuizo ana inu amwene mwayambawo ndi aluya saopa kufa mutamugwira munakangovaya nae ku polisi wakubayo kufuna kutchuka ngati chanco kapena poly musova akukazingani usiku uno pamozi ndi azilonda anuo

  16. kalinda kayereka rabison in that order says:

    You don’t build a university in the middle of villagers – they’re incompatible. MUST will be the next to close.

  17. chibondo titi says:

    You don’t build a university in the middle of villagers – they’re incompatible. MUST will be the next to close.

  18. Ndimosi says:

    So sad, hope all will be well

  19. Mijomba yokwiya says:

    Apapa evn mutatsegulira afta 50yrs ikubwerayo ineyo ndi mudzi wanga pamodzi ndi boma langa…ndidzakhala ndkubwezera kupha mwana aliense wa DMI posaona nkhope…Ndipo nddzakhala ndikuuza mtundu wanga mmibado yobwerayo pa udani umeneu…ndipo sindidzakusiyani mpakana mutasamutsa xul yanuyo…Ndipo bambo Kimu tengani mbali pankhani imenei bkoz radio maria ili pachiopyezo ikulengedzetsa zabodza hvy….

    1. mama says:

      mbava ya laptop iwe

  20. Ghadhaffi says:

    Onse ochita comment pankhaniyi mwaona tsono vuto lanu? Akanakhala kt ndi ma villagers omwe apha mwana wasukulu bwenzi mukutitu moab justice,koma poti aphawo ndi ana asukulu mpomwe mukupempha boma kt lisamutse ophunzira onse meaning that they are vry important than wiphedwayo? Kodi ophunzirawa pamenepa sanachite moab justice? Kupha munthu wosalakwa mpang’ono pomwe,nkhani yosamkhudza. Lero mmolo monena kt ophawo nawonso aphedwe mukulimbana nkumamtukwana muYao chikhalire wapheredwa munthu wake wosalakwa. Kuganiza ngati mbudzi.

  21. concerned citizen says:

    This Shows How Backward Minded Our Fellow Malawians The Villagers In Mangochi Are With This How Can A Country Develop. All We Need Is The Deliverance Of The Mindset Of Malawians And We Need A Serious Touch For God. For Destroying Or Burning The School Will Not Bring Back The Dead It Only Pull Back Development In The Country.

  22. kunyeko-1 says:

    I can remember wen i was at assalam, tathamangisana nao anganya amenewo. Komabe ma fans a pa DMI mumazimva nde eeee kaya.

  23. Mumatiputa dala tili chete tikatembenuza nkhope zathu nkudzitsiya kunkhongo pobwedzera mopweteka mumayamba kutipatsa maina ambirimbiri. Sitisamala kanthu ife,tinabadwa kamodzi tizafanso kamodzi,sitimaopa kufa ife ndipo imfa timaikonda kuposa momwe mumaukondera inuyo moyo.TITHOTHOLA DMI yinse ndipo tisalazadi,titikita mahule anuwa pamodzi ndi zigananga zanuzi.Ngat mukufuna kaimangeni ku Mchinji poti ndikomwe kuli akatolika ochulukirapo.Musatishoshe dala tili mkafi.

  24. John says:

    why was the university built in yao district?????? those people are ain’t xul

  25. SIRJOHN CHAULA says:

    If police are on record killing suspects these yao pple hav thought of taking law in their own hands however one wonders as to how effective dicsiplining students at a church institution is. This is indeed total yaoharam war

  26. wa chiyawo wangalusa says:

    mumazolowera ,ndiye ayao amenewo samadeweza akafuna kupanga zinthu akubandulani

  27. rash says:

    mwayiputa dala bokhoharam,munya sitikusiyani

  28. Kadausi Sikangandimenye says:

    Nanunso a Catholic university mukamange kwa ayao. Zoziputa dala. Bwanji osakayiyika ku Bwengu, or kwa aChamama.

  29. Mbuya says:

    Mu yao munthu wovuta kwambiri kaya zanu

  30. Sir Vince says:

    This is holly war yao haram

  31. vendor says:

    did the girl report the rapist to police.. the story is incomplete

  32. Alungwana says:

    Koma MDF yaphweka mpaka kulimbana ndi ma villagers.

  33. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O
    “The fact that we human beings have the ability to distinguish right from wrong, makes us more superior to other animals; but the fact that we still choose wrong, makes us worse than the other animals” – Secret Chamber of Provebs

    Just come to think of it . . .
    . . . How does one in their intellectual selves, descent upon a heavily pregnant woman, as helpless as a woman is; let alone, a pregnant one? Kupanda nzeru tu uku!
    . . . We would somewhat understand if the rapist was caught in flagrante delicto, but how does one manage to keep anger at a constant-higher level from the time the rape occured to the time the rapist was identified hence beaten to death? And without regard to the consequences e.g. arrest hence jail? Uchinyamanyamatu uwu!
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Let everyone hear coz kwatsala tchire moto umapita komko and a wise man learns from the mistakes of others; a fool from his own.
    . . . Do not do anything wrong just because everyone else is doing it, coz . . .
    “Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it. Right is right even if no one is doing it.” – Saint Augustine

    . . . As such, do not be cheated into doing something crazy just because you are doing it as a group because although we know that there is safety in numbers, when it comes to suffering the consequences of such animal spirits (acting mchigulugulu), you suffer alone as individual entities.

    Thus, whether you are in a group or acting as an individual . . . just never forget:
    “When anger rises. think of the consequences.” – Confucius (Chinese Philosopher)
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  34. Grey mwana mlomwe says:

    Achawa mwaputawo mulimbe nazo. Amathana ndife chifukwa ndi pachisuwani. Mwachoka kwanuko mahule inu kudzapha anthu. Agalu inu

  35. Parent says:

    I plead with govt to quickly evacuate the students and staff before darkness. Please govt, mobilize govt vehicles from neighbouring districts and have the army take the students and staff to safety.

  36. Mlangeni nyoni says:

    Tisamaphane, dpp itiphe ndi njala ifenso tiziphana ai ndithu tisamatelo! Tiziuza a police tikayamba

  37. Wa ku dmi says:

    the close has to close ..mangoch pple are dangerous

  38. Mdyomba says:

    Kutomba liganga kugazika! Mwapisi ghenu!

  39. 2016 welcome says:

    These are already restive communities. The authorities better be vigilant to prevent escalation of hostilities

  40. Ayao says:

    MWAPUTA DALA AYAO AKUSOSOLANI

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