Ambulance driver faces dismissal for cruising past presidential convoy

An ambulance driver in Lilongwe faces dismissal after he cruised past a presidential convoy as he had two critically ill patients – one was on oxygen – on board.

An ambulance driver disciplined

He was taking the patients; a child who was on oxygen and a critically anaemic woman to Kamuzu Central Hospital.

The police followed the driver up to the hospital where they wanted to arrest him and impound the ambulance but after discussions with hospital management, they just summoned the driver to police headquarters.

It is not known whether the police will arrest him or just caution him.

District Commission for Lilongwe Lawford Palani defended the police action, saying the behavior by the ambulance driver compromised the security of President Peter Mutharika.

“What the driver did was indiscipline. He has to respect the Head of State,” said Palani.

However, Malawians on social media are all up in arms against the police, saying the ambulance driver did nothing wrong as he wanted to save lives of two people.

“This is unfair. The President was going to Kasungu for political campaign but the ambulance was going to hospital with critically ill patients, this is selfishness,” reads one comment.

UTM presidential hopeful Saulos Chilima who is also State vice president has time and again said when voted into power, he would order that roads should not be closed just because the President wants to pass.

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Innoxy
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Innoxy

Convoy yakoyo ukapangila ku mpanda kwa amako tikavota pa 21 may, ndatopa nawe galu iwe.Wapha anthu achalobino ndiye apa wati uphe ana osalakwa amu-ambulansi khoswe iwe.Pamnyo pako peter mutharika mbuzi yachabechabe.

Andrew
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Andrew

Paja zinayamba ndi nkhunda kukanika kuuluka, osaiwala, zitanthauzanji, DPP Admin dont care about people’s lives.
pa 21 sikale munya muona……..Bravo ambulance driver for your brevity, tikufuna ma citizens ngat inu, tisinthe zinthu

Innoxy
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Innoxy

Muuze galu ameneyo, akuyesa ngati pa 21 ndi kale kkkkkk.Mbuzi yachabechabe ana osadyerera afe kaamba ka nkhalamba ngati imene ija zoona?, apakira Pompano.Wandikwana galu ameneyu.

Alex Magawa
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Alex Magawa

It is my prayer that this old man dies very quick….. What a nonsense

Innoxy
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Innoxy

Kkkkkk😁😂😂, amwaliredi man galu ameneyu.Inenso wandikwana tsopano.

Innoxy
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Innoxy

Driver wanzeru sangaphetse ana achichepere kaamba ka nkhalamba yakutha kale ngati khoswe otchedwa pitayu.Mbuzi yachabechabe.

Nyantwa
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Nyantwa

Fuck Peter munthalika and entire dpp …

Ngwira
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Ngwira

Driver was doing what is employed for and that is to save lives. Arrest the President for blocking the ambulance. In 2016 my sister was killed at Karonga because of this presidential nonsense.

Van
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Van

Wat d fuck iz goin on MW……sum1 is dyng n yu want to slow down jst coz u president…..??NO we need change…….and at that moment munakaenera kuuza drivrs on ur convoy like too to help him clear the road to hospital…….nt dismis him

joelkalosi@gmail.com
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Where are the human right commission Undire and them they should help the driver

ndele
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ndele

politiko mileage yafa apa. anatha fungo awa

ndele
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ndele

ma young patients afe inorder to tame this old cow