Thieves hit Bingu stadium again, stole water taps

Malawi’s yet-to-be opened 40,000-seater Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe’s crime prone area of Ntandire has been hit by thieves again.

Bingu National Stadium

Bingu National Stadium

According to chief sports officer in the Ministry of Sports and Culture Joseph Kayamba, last week thieves stole eight water taps at the  $70 million (K26.6 billion) Chinese government-funded stadium.

They were installed in one of the toilets of the stadium that requires K500 million for electricity and security facilities installation to become operational.

Two unnamed suspects who were arrested police officers who guard the facility were freed because there was no vehicle to take them to a police station for questioning.

The stadium has suffered vandalism  and theft many times.

The Chinese government handed over the stadium to the government on November, 2015.

Malawi government will repay the Chinese the concessional loan for over 20 years.

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austin mainga

kodi mesa ankati aikako police .mugofuna kutinamiza basi


Kuba ndiko kukubwera chitukuko mbuyo its better to allow soldiers to b the guards not police.


Tsono viwanthu votelevi tikaviotcha ndi moto wamatayala muziti mob justice is bad. Once caught such type of thieves must be burned alive. As Malawians we surely need to be proud of the magnificent investment.


they let them go because there was no vehicle? LOL
We take this massive loan to build something we dont need… The Chinese are laughing all the way to the bank


I was meant to believe that security was tightened in February????

A crazy investment, we need hospitals, secondary schools with adequate toilets, irrigation systems and we’re taking a loan to build a stadium built by the same people who are lending us the money. So they lend us money, we give the money back to them for construction costs and profit and then continue to pay a loan for 20 years for an asset that we can’t maintain and which will not help develop this nation. Take loans for assets that provide a return on investment, assets that will improve people’s livelihoods. You can’t take a loan to go and watch… Read more »

vandalism sidzatha ku stadium kuja, akumaba ndi apolisi omwewo, pass by the stadium cha muma 11pm, mukazionera nokha zomwe zikumachitika.

Honeycomb Chidyauzu

We are a joke of a nation. Why cant we safe guard this big investment. Very pathetic


Anaba ndi aploiciwo hw can they release akuba? akuba apolice wo basi! Itiuze chilungamo police apa!

Zaki Online

Malawi sajatheka yaye aaaaaa ati utumbwa wati.. Ndimwi vitchiru zedi

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