Court convicts truck driver over matola

Blantyre Magistrates Court has convicted a 34 year old truck driver for cramming 58 passengers in his vehicle.

Magistrate Simeon Mdeza is expected to hand down the sentence today, Friday.

This was after the police arrested the truck driver Alexander Kalumba and charged him with an offence of endangering lives of people.

Police prosecutor Charles Kanyama asked for a stiffer penalty saying the truck driver risked lives of many people.

He was arrested whilst ferrying his human cargo from Blantyre to Chiradzulu.

The convict pleaded guilty to the offence and asked for leniency saying he was still young and had the whole future ahead of him.

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Malawi Citizen
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Apolisi ku Lilongwe pa boma pao pa M1-PMF, traffic light madzulo alionse masiku antchito amaonelera anthu amakwera ma truck kulowa mseu wa Mnchesi, Kawale ndi Area 23 iwo akukupiza magalimoto ndikumaona ndi maso zonse zochitika. Nthawi zina amakhala 20 meters away kuchokera pa junction po mumseu wolowera ku Mchesi and lore ikadzadza amalandira zam’manja pompo-pompo. Chilungamo tsono chilikuti choti wina pano aziti convicted pa nkhani ya matola. Anangokana iyeyu kupereka za m’manja zija zimafunsidwa kuti mukwanitsa zingati kodi? Kodi ichi nchiyani a Malawi? Tikupita kuti pa liwiro limeneri? Blame game siitithandiza koma kulongosora zinthu moyenerera. Sober mind is needed. Putting… Read more »
chatonda Mvula
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This is very silly. Please release the driver. Some roads in Malawi have no minibuses operating. How will people travel in rural areas of Malawi now? Please, let the government be aware of the realities on the ground and never punish people for their poverty. You will need them during elections too.

gaga
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When are closing Tyre Bank. This chinese company is selling used tyres that is a big risk to many.

Azowa
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Uku ndikupusa kumene kukuchitakaku.Dziko la Malawi lotsogoleredwa ndi anthu ophunzira koma mbuli za anthu.Amalandira ndalama zingati ameneyo munamufusa,licence ikatha amamukhomera ndindani?Musanaweruze ziganiza kaye.53 years of independent koma anthu anakali muukapolo osasimbika.Mulungu akukuonani ana anjoka inu.

superheroes
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an offence endangering their lives??????? anawakweza ndani mu track? i thought anakwera okha. Malawiiiiiiiii.

Kandawe
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Nkhani ya MATOLA yomweyi mpaka kumangana ngati wanyamula chamba, mmmm guys chosechoso anthuwo athandizidwa kuyenda ulendo wawo,eeish my Malawi

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