Warning of graphic photo: Malawi Police officer shot dead in K6m robbery

Armed robbers have shot dead a Malawi Police officer and wounded another one before they reportedly went with K6 million.

Shot dead

Shot dead during the robbery

The incident happened at Maselema in Limbe on Saturday and the deceased has since been identified as Sub-Inspector Mabutawo while the cop hospitalized at Blantyre Adventist Hospital is Constable Phiri.

The law officers also managed to kill one member of the thugs, whose details are still sketchy.

The criminals, using a Nissan Tilda KK4305 gold in colour and armed with a rifle, attacked the police officer who were on money escort from Limbe town to Maselema.

The money belonged to OG Plastic Industries.

“One officer Sub-Inspector Mabutawo has indeed been shot dead while the officer, Constable Phiri was rushed to the hospital after being injured.

“And one member of the criminals was also shot dead and we are yet to establish his details,” Southern Region Police publicist Ramsey Mushani.

However, Mushani could not confirm the figure believed to have stolen, saying “we can only confirm after talking to the company. At the moment have not established.”

He also said they will do everything possible to apprehend the criminals.

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88 thoughts on “Warning of graphic photo: Malawi Police officer shot dead in K6m robbery”

  1. kulinga says:

    Amabungwe inu simuyankhula kanthu pamenepatu. Koma zikanakhala kuti zaphedwa ndi mbava zinzanu bwenzi mutakwera pachulu kulalatira a Police. Zitsiru inu.

  2. shoot to kill. ukapanda kumupha, akupha iweyo. no human right here. police,, beware. osamasekerera akubawa. enanso umakhala kuti akukudziwani ndiye amaopa mukawaulura that’s why akumakuphani. mumaseweretsa njoka.

  3. munthu wamba says:

    Thanks Nyasa Times for the pte-warning about the graphic photo. That’s being professional – keep it up.

  4. solabada says:

    These thugs needs to be shot dead..
    U self claimed human rights activists can u say something on our security enforces’ deaths

  5. jimbo says:

    Where do the crooks get their guns from? It seems firearms are more readily available these days. The police should be issued with protective clothing (helmets, bulletproof vests, etc. ) when carrying out potentially dangerous duties.

  6. redeemed says:

    Due to an increase in incidents of police officers being murdered by thugs the RSA government has implemented a law against those officers who fail to comply with safety risk management by wearing bullet proof vests. Apparently there is a fine of up to R5000 if I’m not mistaken. I
    Would like to suggest that our authorities do the same to save these innocent lives
    It’s a pity that human race always require some body to protect their own lives

  7. Chiipira Achaje says:

    My Malawi!

  8. This is inside job. It can be the police tipped the thugs. How did they know time and when money was going to be transported? They have to check with workers in the company also who authorized the police and who are they. Employing only Alhlomwes as APM to police is not protecting Malawians. Whe inside jb go wrong they get shoot. Look at Mpwiyo it went wrong he got shot. He is not a victim. But a suspect.

  9. Prison Warden says:

    nanunso a khoba mukakumana ndi akuba kupha basi

  10. apundi says:

    ndakuyamikira constable phiri, wagwira ntchito yotamandika

  11. Peter Mathanyula says:

    Where does nikolasi dausi fall in all this??? Why is the guy kept at NIB while the country is being terrorized? What are the TORs for Dausi and his NIB??? Is it to cook fake coup stories against Dr.Chakwera and others??? What can that help Malawi??? Dausi needs to be fired because he’s misusing our hard earned money for nothing. This shows govt has totally failed to govern this country.

  12. satopa says:

    These thugs use automatic rifles. Give our cops better guns. Namgogoda satithandiza

  13. chipapati says:

    a John, mukulankhula motumbwatu apa ndinu. Amalankhulira kuti a polisiwo zotumbwazo. Iyi ndi imfa yopweteka anzanu, lero wapolisiyu ndi m’bale, nzathu tsiku lina adzakhala m’bale wanu tidzakuonelani ngati mudzapereke ma komenti otumbwawa

  14. madchicken says:

    Chonde atetezeni a police athu.So bad to the family which has lost there relative.

  15. Yokwiya says:

    Wapolisi uja amakhala pamwamba pa galimoto yabwana ntchito yake imayenera kukhala imeneyi. Osati kungoopyeza aMalawi bwana akafika pa msonkhano. Police please CID policemen should not be used for combat or delivery of cash. Look at what has happened now. It is like police are not professional. Rest in peace Mabutawo.

  16. Josophat Returns says:

    Sad. This would be avoided if NIB was effective. Instead they are just busy cooking fake dossiers for Kwataine and Lizarus. If you don’t sort out these guys they will even sort out the IG. Thus is just a trailer.

    Can’t these robbers bump into Dausi? And bump him off?

  17. NYONYO says:

    Bwanji army izithandiza kukatolera ndalma zikuoneka kuti apolisi akudeleledwa

  18. gwi says:

    shoot to kill law should be should be activated to save innocent souls.wake up Malawi.

  19. robbery at it’s pick in malawi,so if these thugs can kill a police officer who wz fully equip 4 the battle,do we have to say that we r safe?

  20. patrick says:

    so bad to the officer

  21. sure says:

    GVT needs to give safety clothing for our police officers.. ena mwa apolicewa ndi azibale anthu ena belong to same religion or community…

    Please ntchito siya apoliwokha nditonse one day ndikunyumba kwanu

  22. Uchindami says:

    Kodi chithunzi chomwe mwaika apachi ndi cha wapolisi wowombeledwa kapena cha chigandanga?

    1. Mjomba Yusuf says:

      Chithunzichi ndiye wakubayo, wapolisi sanamujambule kuopa kuliza mkazi wake

  23. John says:

    APOLISI MUMALANKHULA MWATHAMO KUTI TIKAGWIRA MBAVA TISAMAPHE, TIZIZISIYA. LOOK AT THIS NOW. WHAT DO YOU SAY? MUSOVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. KUCHITEKETE says:

    MAY THE SOUL OF THE COPE ALONE REST IN PEACE….PUBLISHING THE PICTURES OF DEAD ROBBERS IS VERY OK. OTHERS CAN RECOGNIZE THEM AND GIVE INFO TO POLICE..KEEP IT UP NYASA

  25. kwathu kuno kukuopsa zedi guys.Ngati akupha wapolisi nanga munthu wamba angamusiire moyo?Tichitepo kanthu,limodzi tingathe kuthana ndi nchitidwe oterewu.

  26. Mjomba says:

    Ngati akuphedwa apolice, nanga anthu wambafe tiziti ndife otetezeka?

    am really dout !!

  27. Dr love says:

    life for sale 3milion each life wakuba wamwalirayo akuti apolice akumuziwa akutero kuti ndiwakuba ovuta kwambiri pa BT zikuonesa kuti apolice amawaziwa akuba moophyeza koma amawasiya dala

  28. Mlakho says:

    Mukapeza mbava iphani basi.Vuto ndi lakuti apolisi amatilesa kupha tikagwira mbava.Ndiye chabwino ndi chiti? Kupha mbava or wa polisi?

  29. the one he shooted in descent clothes is a police man or one of the thugs?if he’s a police man,he was on duty?coz to escottin’ money evin put on helmate,bret~proofs or in shot i can say well equiped its not wrong.
    So if he’s a pman or a thug i cant make a mistake to say that:thats why he killed bcoz it seems lyk he was from the church not for that action

    1. Gas Machine Head says:

      He shooted? Amwene ingolembani mu Chichewa kapena Chlomwe.

  30. Thako la njoka says:

    Ambulance imavutika ndi quee kuti ifike ku queenz coz of congestion of cars ndeno mbavazo zidakwanitsa bwanji kuthawa mseu wake omweo? Bwanji ena sadawacthingire njira?

  31. Agnes says:

    May these criminals perish in Jesus name. And what do their relations and wives say? I wouldn’t burry a criminal’s dead body. I would let a kaidi burry it.

  32. newton chione says:

    mr president, pull up your socks or else u will perish

  33. laston says:

    Zoona pofunika kumawa pasa mfuti ma officer

  34. Nebuchadnezzar says:

    Chitetezo chomwe imanena dpp ndi chimenechi.

  35. Geston says:

    Where is this country going? Warm heart of Africa??

  36. musekanji palibe kanu says:

    kuchita kuvala descent tsiku lokaphedwa

  37. Preciousmaulidibanda says:

    Shoot to kill is needed, ngat munthu wamfut akuombeledwa nanga munthu wamba ngat ine, hish!

  38. gaga says:

    DAUSI KUTI AZIFUFUZA ZA MBAVAZI ALI BUSY KUMALIMBANA NDI CHAKWERA PANYA PAKO DAUSI WAMVA,

  39. maganizo wa maganizo says:

    Alas,malawians,you have already searched and emptied the dead body’s pockets.Why are his pockets out.Iam sure he had phones which could have assisted the police to trace his friends.But where are his phones even money

  40. amos says:

    apezereni mfuti ma officers anthu coz mukapusa atha onse

  41. Biziwek Pakhala Nginere says:

    Comment number 38 waoneselatu kuti siuli Muno mu Malawi. The Police are now using modern guns osati zathabwa zakalekale zija.

  42. dungulinya says:

    Killed for 12,000 dollars

  43. kambwali says:

    Police provide a toll free number where people can report suspicious people

  44. Akatswiri says:

    Vest proof is very important.

  45. Big Show II says:

    Shoot to kill is the only language these criminals understand.Mbava zonse ziphedwa otherwise our good police officers will continue being slaughtered like nkhuku,koma anadziwa bwanji kuti galimoto yatenga such a huge sum of money???

  46. Mlomwe says:

    Munaona mfuti zomwe apolice athu amagwirisa ntchito??? Mfuti zoti zinamenya nawo nkhondo ya 1914…. Zotinso tinachita kupasidwa ndi atsamunda anangogodera eni eni, eishhhh!!!! Simungaguleko mfuti za makoni please???

  47. goat says:

    I wonder why shoot to kill is not taking place and see how our security men are being killed like dogs. This picture is one of the robbers, and see how smart and well dressed he is. Meaning he is surviving thru robbery. But us, imagine we are working but cant manage to make ends meet. We are trying but these robbers comes and steal from us at gun point and yet they are set free. Why is our govt not doing something? Where is the shoot to ill?

  48. Sapitwa says:

    Killing a Police Officer is the gravest mistake any robber can do.
    The Police have the right to shoot if in danger if being shot. This is where we are heading to.
    Unfortunately we live with Robers but we can report any suspicious actions by our neighbours to Police. We need to help our Police with as much information as possible. We also expect our Police to be proactive and not reactive. There should be days forcsurprise roadblocks in the whole city in one day to confiscate guhttps://www.capetown.gov.za/en/CityHealth/Documentation/Documents/Requirements-New_Smoking_Legislation_Sept_09.pdfns and illegal substances from cars.

  49. James kotoki says:

    Shoot to kill kodi imawawa?

  50. Mpumulo wa Bata wayandikila says:

    If they can do to a security officer what more with me. And the foreign investors ???? This country has gone to the dogs, total breakdown in security!

  51. Concerned Malawian says:

    Apa zayambeni chipiskeni nyumba ina iliyonse ikusunga mfuti.Find out where do these people get these guns.It seems guns are all over Malawi.If armed robbers can be challenging to the armed police,how safe are unarmed civilians in their houses?.If the job is too huge for police,the army can intervene too, to protect this lawless country.Can investors come to the country where security issues are questionable.Such deaths are becoming very common for both policemen and civilians.God help this country.We don’t know where we are heading too.

  52. MSANA WA PETURO says:

    This is sad. Kodi ndi ntchito za manja a ndani zimenezi? NIB ili gone. A Dausi mumangojijilika ndi zautsiru nanga izi bwa? Kupusa kwamanu. RIP dear police officer and fast recovery to the other in hospital.

  53. mbex shana says:

    Alinawo koma savalira dala let’s be realistic police can manage to buy vest proof but it seems cops feel them weight that can’t move with them for a long time komabe akanavala uniform RIP

  54. Rasta says:

    Chonde A nyasa Times next dont show such pictures.Penapake kumagwilitsa tchito maganizo a umuthu.Think about the deceased family members how will they feel when they see the picture of their loved one like that. Koma you Nyasa Times pple something is seriously with u.

  55. banabas says:

    Fuck our government. Malawi was a good country and now? Mr President do you see your shoot to kill.
    Busted munthu

  56. Spectator says:

    Ma civil organization muthandiza bwanji wapolice ophedwayo ndi banja lake. kodi ma donors anu amapanga donate ndalama zothandizira akuba akaphedwa ndi a police okha.

  57. kalulu says:

    For sure the photos is for the robber. Please police show these idiots that you mean businesses. Emergency meeting with BIG action plan than we have never seen before. This is war on Malawi and we need to fight ruthlessly. Malawians rely on you have trust on you that you are able to extinct this behaviour. Otherwise these robbers they are still not convinced that you are serious. Do all it takes to protect Malawians and a very strong message to these robbers would do that. We are very sad to see our lovely police dying and we come and comment as I have done.

  58. Hashim says:

    shooooowwwww….choncho kumaatelo kma one word kwa apolisi pliz wear bullet proof vests…

  59. Bwigane michael says:

    So the battle ended up 1 all draw. Mbava maliro wa police maliro. Shoot to kill ndi imeneyo.mulimba koma apolisi?

  60. DOBO says:

    Let me hear from the HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS. Yes I meam those people who fight for the rights of robbers, those who are against SHOOT TO KILL,

  61. Hasheem says:

    Eeeeeee koma the thief shot dead nde anatchenat….Unali okatrapa ma kwacha ankhaninkhani umenewo shoooowwww deal with them choncho…
    Koma ine word kwa apolisiwo atleast wear a bullet proof…

  62. Funso says:

    It is a disgrace that pictures such as these are published. Shame on Nyasa Times . . . again.

  63. Njolinjo says:

    We can do better than this. The as usual syndrome will wipe out the entire police service.

  64. Kamuna says:

    But am sory to b reminded by dis incident how i sudenly became an orphan at an early stage. It further pained me wen district council began stealing my mone as an orphan . Sory my felow orphans $ widow.

  65. vendort says:

    The picture here is for armef robber. The police man was in uniform ya pmf from B company

  66. Ntchona says:

    Anaziwa bwanji kuti tsiku limeneri apita ku bank?kauniuni,alipo waperekera zida apa.anaba ku petroda aja nanga?zinatha bwanji?

  67. mtima wa nyani says:

    ovala plotected wear amavala nda ma polisi a cina dausi ,pitala bushili kaliati etc ndalama akuthera kugulila magalimoto zibwezi, ma renting a house a zibwezi. munthuyu wasiya ana mkazi ndi has been supporting other family members, and mungomusiya conco, THINK ALOUD

  68. Rev Julius siwinda says:

    My only Concern is on the protective gears of Police officers who are on such dangerous assignments like Money escort whether hired, guarding in filling stations, guarding in banks.Its high time that Police headquarters should consider greatly about the safety of officers by providing them with helmets, chest and back bullet proof wears.How many officers, fathers, husbands and sons and daughters( on duty) we have lost only this year? Its very sad, while we hail them for dying while on duty, certain death can be prevented. Please Inspector General and all the commissioners think seriously on safety of our officers we can do better to them.

  69. Concerned citizen says:

    My condolences to the police service. I feel the police intelligence appears to be one step behind the criminals. Please one death of a policeman is one to many.

    Please improve the intelligence gathering. Ensure you have sharp officers in this area.

  70. Mr Dausi wosokoneza..where is ur intelligence here indeed…Please Government..buy Bullet Proof vest for our Police…

  71. Kaligondo says:

    Kodi lamulo la shoot to kill lomwe bingu anaika munachotselanji? Lelo mwazionatu mumangodziwa kupempha mumaloadblock pangani strike kuti boma likugulireni ma bulletproof apo bii futi zomwe mumabweleketsa zizikuphani nokha ndi boma la DPP

  72. Wolamula says:

    DPP chitetezo!

  73. Montfort says:

    mwafera tchito ma police officers pepan Lest in peace

  74. mwana wa aKalitsiro kwa Mberenga ku Thyolo says:

    No headgear
    No bulletproof vest
    That’s what we call NEGLIGENCE
    R I P corp

  75. Lola says:

    Dausi? Can you see this? Where is your intelligence. You are a shame Nicholus.

  76. Zoona? says:

    I thought the picture is of an armedrober not apoliceman.I dont think apoliceman can be on an escort without uniform or bulletboof vest

  77. Let us all unite to combat this as this nation is ours

  78. i miss kamuzu says:

    so sad. the money meant for protective gear and armored vehicles was eaten by a handful of evil cashgaters. this death is on your heads. you have assisted in creating orphans and a widow today. you will not know peace

  79. pasipanadya says:

    A police zatchito bado

  80. Zambulo says:

    Akuluakulu a polisi chonde agulireni apolosiwa ma bullet-proof vests kuti muźichepetsa imfa ngati izi. From the photo you can tell that the officer was in civilian clothing doing a highly risky assignment whuch required more than a rifle. Nànga ma bulletproof vests azingooneka pa convoy ya President basi. MHSRIP

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