1 Police officer confirmed killed in Lilongwe violence ahead of Mutharika rally

Malawi police has confirmed that one cop has been killed  in Lilongwe’s Msundwe Trading Centers where there were reported clashes between locals and the law enforcers  after residents rose up against President Peter Mutharika’s political rally in the capital city.

Malawi police officer who was injured in clashes between police and locals in Lilongwe has died. Police did not give identity of the deceased officer who has died in the line of duty

The social media is awash with the picture of the police officer lying on the ground in full police uniform.

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera has confirmed that the police officer who was severely beaten by the residents has died of head injuries.

Kadadzera, however, could not give more details.

The violence comes barely days after political commentators asked Mutharika to suspend the political rally in view of the political instability in the central region following the highly disputed elections.

A journalist who is currently at Nsundwe says the irate people have blocked the road from Lilongwe to Mchinjiforcing road users especially Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters from traveling to Lilongwe where President Mutharika is expected to hold a rally in Kawale Township.

“They say they have blocked the road to prevent people from travelling to the rally venue,” said the journalist.

Police had to chase the rioters to nearby villages while firing teargas cannisters but the youthful protesters kept regrouping and fought back with stones, saying chanting  “revolution time”.

Mutharika will hold the political rally at Kamuzu Institute for Youth in Kawale after launching the construction of US funded 250 secondary schools.

The government and the DPP  are going ahead with the preparations for the rally this afternoon despite the violence at Nsundwe.

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MCP CADETS
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MCP CADETS

THESE ARE MCP CADETS NOT FORCES!!! BIASED MEDIA!!!

TIPPEX
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TIPPEX

This in not okay, some of these police officers we are vandalizing, they are not in support of the Government. but they just trying to deliver their job, so in my view i think those in position of this case, they also face the serious charge.

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

Where is PAC Rev Chingota and group, you spoke when Mayaya was injured and now an innocent Policeman BRUTALLY murdered by those you defend, you are quite.

kanchenga
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kanchenga

God is not human that he should lie. He said in “Psalms 37. Vs 14and 15. The wicked have drawn out the sword and have bent their bow to cast down the poor and needy and to slay such as be of upright conversation. Their sword shall enter into their own heart and their bows shall be broken ” Those of you who think you can silence the poor and needy through force and intimidation be warned God’s words are spirit and spirit is stronger than material.

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

Please go and study your Bible, The same Bible says people should respect those in Authority because they are approved by God. So dont involve GOD and Bible in petty Political and Regional differences. Go and read Romans 13v1-4

Msambanjati
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Msambanjati

You hacked Billy Mayaya and celebrated commenting that Ntopya 1 and Cadet police officers should have killed Mayaya et al. Rolling the reverse, boom! you are whining like British people. Hello no all Cadets from Lhomwe belt you wanted this. So this is a warm up. You have not seen the best or I should say the worse. You will go back to Milanje. We know that you are not Malawians. You are Mozambicans. You came to Malawi as refugees and have never gone back to Mozambique.

khafi
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malawi muno mulibe mwini wake wina aliyese gobwera akulu

National CEO
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National CEO

No tribe is from Malawi. Chewas are from Zaire, Tumbukas from Zaire, Ngoni from South Africa, Sena, Yao and Lhomwe from Mozambique. So taking distance of origin into consideration, then the Yao, Sena and Lhomwe can be the owners of Malawi.Please stop these tribalistic comments they are bad.

MLOMWE
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MLOMWE

YOU ARE SO STUPID

Concerned citizen
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I DEMAND THAT THESE MURDERERS ARE ALL PUT TO DEATH. ANYONE THAT HAD A HAND IN HIS DEATH.

Declare HRDC illegal in Malawi.

This has never been the value system of Malawi.

This madness cannot go on.

Killing an innocent officer of the law in cold blood. Our officers are already underpaid, and now they are no longer respected.

TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.

ARMY YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO ASSIST THE POLICE FORCE TO BRING SANITY TO OUR LAND.

mimu
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Mtambo is very happy with this,this was his motive,he has longed for this everysince he started those unrest.bravo Mtambo.finally you have succeeded.Shame.leave our Malawi,go back to burundi

Mandado@147
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You go declared HRDC illegal cause the AG has failed you seem smarter lol and with your comment I think you should contest in the coming by-elections so you could fight for salary increment for the underpaid and bring MPS to its deserved reputation.

Tinkanene
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Tinkanene

This is an called for.Everybody has the right to move freely without being hindered..You have been demonstrating with lorries coming all the way from Mchinji..Others shouldn’t be able to assembly and have a political rally splh because sanavinidwe nyau.. You have poked into security apparatus now..

Mbonga Matoga
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Mbonga Matoga

It was a young democrat masquerading as a police officer who has been killed at nsundwe today.

Things will never be the same again in this country, what we need now is federal system of government.

Alomwe anapatsidwa Malo ndi achewa ku mulanje akuthawa apwitikizi ku Mozambique. Lero alomwe amanyoza achewa amene anawapatsa Malowo kuti ndi anthu osaphumzira, anyawu komaso wosasamba.

Ndechilipo apa alomwe ndi achewa akambirane chifukwa alomwe Sazasiya kubera mavoti chifukwa alipo ochepa.

Vilimo
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Vilimo

Rip police on duty , but this time they must deny they know the truth why protecting thieves . That’s the pay

Tizanka
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Tizanka

Glad to see that MCP is showing us who they have always been. Killers