Tension in Mangochi: Malawi police take back Muslim occupied govt premises

Malawi Police have erected numerous road blocks in Mangochi after a night long operation on Monday that led to arrest of six people and the law enforcers forcibly taking back government premises illegally occupied by a Muslim organisation.

The entrance formally Works offices, now painted Muslim Jamat

The entrance formally Works offices, now painted Muslim Jamat

Reports from Mangochi said the atmosphere is still tense after the Muslim Jamaat was kicked out of the premises in a bloodless operation by the police aided by Malawi Defence Force soldiers.

Mangochi police spokesman Rodrick Maida confirmed the arrest of the six whom he said are guards for the muslim organisation.

“We are looking for those who employed them,” said Maida implying leaders of Muslim Jamaat face arrest.

Some people in Mangochi said the government got the land where ministry of works camp and PVHO offices were located for free.

“Our grand fathers donated the land to the government for free in the 1970s and we want it back,” said one Mangochi resident who asked not to be named in fear of police reprisals.

Reports indicate some residents shared the land in the last 10 years until two to three weeks when they handed over the place to Muslim Jamaat.

Officials from the Muslim religious body were not available for comment.

Meanwhile, the six have now been released on bail after presidential advisor on religious issues Timothy Khoviwa engaged the Muslim community and all stakeholders involved in a discussion.

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Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
6 months 10 days ago

Since when Muslims want schools for their children instead of MADRASA where the kids are phisically taught to hate Chritians whom they call sarcastically,INFIDELS.Whom are now trying to hoodwink? Tragically,all this global or Middle East States bloodbath,is attributed to Islamic misleading religious doctrine of if a Muslim kills a Christian he straight away goes to HEAVEN and Marry a virgin.

Paluno Pangapalinga
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6 months 10 days ago

Why do people always talk negative about Islam. Every issue is brought out of proportion. Islam teaches about piece even the word Islam means peace. Go back to your Arabs were the first people to believe in One God which you are also believing

Chiphiko
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Chiphiko
6 months 10 days ago

Asilamu ku Mangochi alibe sukulu iliyonse ya pulayimary yoperekedwa ku boma kuti anthu onse aphunzire.
Iwo amaphunzira ku masukulu a Katolika komanso Angrican
Masukulu a Roma 85%
Masukulu a Agrican 10%
Masukulu a Boma 5%
Masukulu a silamu 0%

ASilamu akaphunzira chomcho amayamba kutukwana yemwe wawaphunzitsa uja
Zomvetsa chisoni.
Zoonadi chisilamu ndi matenda a cancer mdziko woyenera kuthana nayo isanakhwime.
Cancer ikamkhwima basi sungaichotsenso phakana ikupha.
MOVI WOYANG’ANIRA umalowa mmaso
chotsani cancer iri yaingono, isakule ngati ku Somalia

Imraan Sadick
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6 months 10 days ago

Rubbish Muslims have the rights to protest,
give land to rightful owners

ufulu
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ufulu
6 months 10 days ago

Ati amafunanso kulanda tchalichi ndi malo onse a Mangochi CCAP ndiye mmodzi wa iwo anakaulula chiwembuchi ku CCAP.
Komatu midyomba imeneyi iribe sukuku olo imodzi yophunsila anthu a magulu onse ayi Mboma lonse la Mangochi. Ali ndi timasukulu ta iwo eni ta mandax ndi ziwembu tosakwana tinayi.

Ana onse mboma la Mangochi amaphunzira mmasukulu omwe adamanga BISHOP ALESANDRO ASSOLARI masukulu okwana 397 kuphatikizapo universite

kumapiri a kwa Idurusi kumapezeka ana onse achisilamu akuphunsila mu sukulu yomanga BISHOPU WA KATOLIKA koma si mwano wake asilamu ngati kuti amazitukula okha.

Chigo Diba
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Chigo Diba
6 months 11 days ago
Mjomba Adams, freedom of expression is guaranteed under the Constitution and this does not look at religion. But lawlessness cannot be condoned under the guise of religion. Mob justice everywhere is an injustice and likely begets violence which people like you are agitating for. If Islam is not war you should be the first one to condemn the same . There are many muslims that are peace loving. It is only a small section of misguided extremists that have overtaken the true meaning of Islam. It is this cancer that we want to deal wit. In case you did not… Read more »
Yoweri Magufuli
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Yoweri Magufuli
6 months 11 days ago
Ive always wondered why most Gender ministers in Africa especially in Malawi where the min is female are always coy to tackle the descrimination and degradation of muslim women. Lets be honest, muslim wowen ard regarded as a non entity thats theyre told to cover every part of their body as if its a wedding day, check how many of them are in leadership. Uplift these women and the agressiveness this minor section in societies like Malawi will go. Theres this Yakunonga welewo thing that can stop these semi illiterates dudes from being violent about everything, better know that Islam… Read more »
adams
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adams
6 months 11 days ago

Malawian Muslims have the rights to demostrate in the way they feel .. kodi mbuzi zimene zina wotcheda ku Nsanje ndi a slamu. kapena ma mob justice amene anachita zimene zija ndi aslamu. let me remind u .anthu inu mumakana mmdulidwe lero mukudulidwa. chisilamu sikhondo. .ngati simunadulidwe pitani mukadulidwe mukachose bibi.

msilamu
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msilamu
6 months 11 days ago

Every one knows, Islam is a cancer that need to be delt with before it grows and get to unstoppable point

bonzo
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bonzo
6 months 11 days ago

walahu uhakubaluuuuuuuuuu

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