Bvumbwe on fire, residents torch police station

There were running battles Wednesday as a crowd of mostly youthful residents of around Bvumbwe Trading Centre in Thyolo District  and the police were  embroiled in running battles following alleged police brutality.

Riot police in Bvumbwe

Hell break loose at Bvumbe in Thyolo

Hell broke loose  after one of the officers at the police station allegedly beat up a cyclist who was crossing a police roadblock at the trading centre injuring him in process.

This angered onlookers who were later joined by scores of others from the trading centre who pelted stones at the police station and blocked the Thyolo Road with huge stones and tree branches.

What followed were several hours of chaos as police lobbed teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the irate vendors.

.While others fainted as teargas fumes choked them, some  were chanting anti-government songs.

Some torched the police station.

Limbe Police deputy spokesperson, Patrick Mussa, has confirmed the development but declined to divulge more information as they are still investigating the matter.

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charles kambwiri
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charles kambwiri

Its true on the commotion but on the side ofvant governmet songs its a blue liie and the tym u were coming the tension was almost over. write whats on the ground not fabricating stories

Honourable
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Honourable

our police look miserable..tawaoneni kuchita kumvesa chisoni..

Nabetha
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Nabetha

So police officers have every right to beat people the way they want. Koma ku Malawi kokha inu….

peter
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peter

too bad, koma kwa Bvumbwe kulibe Thyolo- Midima road.

NSANJE
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NSANJE

Why should cyclists get off bikes when crossing road block? Is this in Laws of Malawi?

che chile
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che chile

myself always wonder that’s colonial, primitive,ancient way of thinking by malawi police

zikomo
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zikomo

Dzanja la lemba………amayamba ndi anasi kukumenya

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