Tanzanians torch Malawian with petrol – Report

A group of sawyers from Tanzania, popularly known as Swahili, on Monday afternoon poured petrol and torched 25 year-old Malawian Ken Banda at Mazamba Forest in Mzimba District following a quarrel over cooked beans, according The Nation newspaper report.

Batttling for life after being torched by petrol

Batttling for life after being torched by petrol

Banda is battling for his life at Mzuzu Central hospital (MCH).

Mzuzu Police Station deputy spokesperson Patrick Saulosi said police have arrested the suspects, namely Geoffrey Fumuku (25) and Joshua Charles (30) and two teenagers (who cannot be named for legal reasons), all from Tanzania. Police said the fifth suspect is at large.

Saulosi said the Tanzanians have been charged with “acts intended to cause grievous harm” contrary to Section 235 of the Penal Code which attracts a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

The victim told the daily paper from his hospital bed that he had no relish to take his nsima with; hence, decided to ask for some cooked beans from the Tanzanians.

Banda, who was employed as a sawyer by Chawezi Manda, and the suspects work for different entities at the forest in Mzimba and separately prepare their meals known as m’memo

He said after the Tanzanians had prepared their lunch, Banda allegedly took away their beans without permission, which angered them

<Banda comes from Mashunga Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mzukuzuku in Mzimba.

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Samarakunjuta
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All this is happening due to the mapwevupwevu government we have in this country. What is wrong Malawians?Let the Malawian citizens cut the timber and sell not foreigners man!!get well soon Mr Banda.search these criminals they take drugs with them to jail

Bertha
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Deal with the taifas abweretsatu sharia law yophana on small matters nanga abale nkhani ya beans mpaka petro fire bomb!

Aint Scared Of Nothing
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oh please why should that be the case in our own country..what were the other Malawians present on the scene doing?? Malawians its hightime we stand united and fight against any abnormality caused by foreignors.

george
Guest

malawians are victims in their own forest and country at the of tanzanians who are cruel.i 4 one do appeal authorities to deport them peaciful

Mwinanikagona
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malawians are victims in their own forest and country while tazanians sawyers smile with our timbers.deport them so that peace should be restored

Sapitwa
Guest

Deforestation by Foreigners?
Who do they work for? Do they have work permits and valid entry documents to Malawi?Even if the Malawian stole nyemba from them, they could have taken the the law into their hands.
Possibles charges;
Attempted Murder
Trespassing
Damage to property( trees) belonging to the state.
Illegal entry into Malawi
Working without any permit
Expected verdict: 15 years in jail with hard labour
Financial compensation to the injured

Why is Malawi,s security so lapsed?

zanga pheee
Guest

Osauka alibe mawu

Ndatero ine
Guest

Mwizi mwizi kaiba marage…….. kamata
Atupele is sleeping anamumwesa sleeping pills
The big man is the owner off the so called pills akumangobwila at will
…..some of these issues raised by the media are wake up calls ….plz do something…devil street full of nigerians rwandees tanzanians pameme they are supposed to be supplies osati kumagulisa majumbo n drugs
What they do is register the shop thru a malawian girl n latter dump her kumuopyeza kuti amuloza
Gvt plz wake up

chefourpence
Guest

kkkkkk this is Nyembagate! Atumbuka kwiba!muzitibera enafe koma anzanuwo eish! Ndiwolusa.

jarek
Guest

Police, charge them with attempted murder, not grievous harm

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