’11 Bongos’ gang leader arrested for murder of Master of rival ‘Soft Bombers’

Malawi Police have confirmed that they arrested arrested 22 year old Tiyese James who is suspected to have led a gang of notorious youths that murdered 18 year old Richard Master.

We got him: Kingsley Dandaula Lilongwe Police PRO  says of the arrest of 11 Bongos commander -  Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

We got him: Kingsley Dandaula Lilongwe Police PRO says of the arrest of 11 Bongos commander – Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

Master, who resided in Lilongwe’s Area 36, died on 31 March 2014 in an inter-gang wrangle between “Soft Bombers”, a gang to which he belonged and “11 Bongos” a gang which was allegedly led by James.

Public Relations Officer for Lilongwe Police, Kingsly Dandaula said “James had been on the run ever since the murder until recently when Area 36 Police unit got a tip that led to his arrest.”

11 Bongos is one of the teen notorious gangs, popularly known as “Crews and Ghettos” which comprise of youngsters from 10 to 19 years of age who engage in a variety of criminal acts including rape, life-threatening assaults with hardcore weaponry, excessive sachet spirits intake and smoking of marijuana.

Dandaula further explained that the murder suspect is also alleged to have had a hand in a series of robberies that have been taking place in Area 36 where he resided.

James who hails from Kawondo village, Traditional Authority Tsabango in Lilongwe district will soon appear in court to answer charges of murder and robbery according to Dandaula.

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Kill them pliz we are tired of them.


To hell with these f*ckers, they hav no place out here, let them die in jail


Its so funny that these confused, misguided, uneducated saveges managed to organise themselves and start to terrorise an area, yet the adults (wiser and educated) failed to organise themselves to cub these gangs, set them alight or hand them to police if need be.

Issa Kabudula

Amange onsewo – why should Malawi be terrorise with kids? Manga them and jail them and skill them – kuba is not a skill.

Decent citizen

Nice that the police have arrested this thug.These are going to be future criminals.Akusiya kupita ku school kumangozipasa zimaina za ghetto bongo kaya chiani uko.Lock up this lowlife from area 36 and throw away the keys in Lilongwe river.

Rashid Frank

Indeed we’re lackin peace here at Area 36 pliz do somthng

Black Market

Why do u keep such pipo? MCP must help the way it used to deal with such poepl and there was order throughout the nation


Comment Ofunika Kumufinya nd2 Afele Kundende.


Do these goungstars have parents in Area 36

Lufita boy

give hm capital punshiment

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