3 more Malawian trucks burnt in Mozambique

Three more trucks have been burnt in Mozambique just three days after another met the same fate and one truck is missing.

Burnt-out truck
Burnt-out truck

According to eye witnesses, the incident happened this morning at Nyasakara, same area which has witnessed the shooting of Malawians on their way to Mozambique.

A truck driver who was in one of the vehicles stopped at the place said he saw militia men shooting and killing other truck drivers after the road was blocked.

“There were about 10 trucks that stopped because of the adhoc roadblock set up by the militia men. I was behind so when one militia man directed his eyes at me, I raised my hands up as a show of surrender while praying.

“He came shouted something in his language which I did not understand but I fell on the ground and immediately he left me for others after his master called him and this forced me to flee into the bushes,” he said.

He said he crawled into the bushes where he stayed for over 30 minutes and after there was silence, he crawled back to the road, got into his vehicle and returned.

Officials at Mwanza Immigration office said trucks that were destined for Beira are now returning back to Malawi.

Frelimo and Renamo are engaged in skirmishes following last year’s polls which put Frelimo back into power.

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chief activist
5 years ago

CROSSS BOADER CONFLICTS……. A PANANCEA TO AFRICASS TERRORISM,,,,,,,,,,AM SCARED

Jelbin Makamo
Jelbin Makamo
5 years ago

The onus is on Malawi government to engage its Mozambican counterparts in a diplomatic fashion. This is a very crucial matter to be tackled with urgency and intelligence because its a sensitive issue which has a potential of bleaching our national peace.

Makora
Makora
5 years ago

I don’t know why you guys abandoned the northern corridor that Kamuzu started. Bakili also came up with Ntwara corridor and you shot it down. Whenever, a development programme concerns the north you shoot it down so what shall you do now, these Mozambique skirmishes are costing life and property. No wonder we are the poorest in the world

Levie
Levie
5 years ago

There is power in prayer

True son of Malawi who is a political
True son of Malawi who is a political
5 years ago

Malawi government has to as swiftly on this issue to avoid further loss of life and property and for the sake of our economy

True son of Malawi who is a political
True son of Malawi who is a political
5 years ago

This issue of insecurity over malawi`s life line (Beira) corridor is worrisome. Malawi government should take this issue serious as soon as possible cause it will bring greater problems to Malawi in terms of economy. The security for both transporters and drivers inclusive are vital. Unfortunately our government has a tendency of reacting late to crucial issues of national importance. Should we wait for loss of drivers lives for our government to take drastic measures to address this crucial security problem? This is the time government should have or use alternative safe routes rather than risking the life and property… Read more »

Chandamale
Chandamale
5 years ago

I am completely dull here we are talking about Frelimo and Renamo which are parties. Where are Mozambique government army and Police. So this means Malawi should again rescue Mozambicans from another wall. Alfonso is very professional and Frelimo fears him any way. Malawi should not come in let Mozambique sort out their internal rangle but we dont use Mozambique lets go to Tanzania.

zondiwe
zondiwe
5 years ago

Renamo is declaring war on us by burning our trucks and fuel for no good reason. This is called economic sabotage. It is up to government to say or do something in the face of such provocation.

maluza
maluza
5 years ago

So bad

paul
paul
5 years ago

I think we cannot draw in the army here as that would be an international incident and invasion of another country. think malawi government should recall the Mozambique ambassador for questioning and raise the issue with OAU as well. Once these measures fail to yield positive results, it would be possible to send in the army.

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