Court sentences 5 Msundwe protesters to 3 years jail for looting during HRDC demos

Five men have been sentenced to 36 months in prison for looting during last year’s Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) organised demonstrations  in Lilongwe.

Msundwe looters

A court in Lilongwe on Friday sentenced Donald, 52, Henry Kazembe, 24, John Banda, 27, Hopeson Kankhulungo, 21, and Justin Kamuloni, 24.

Through police  Prosecutor Sub Inspector  John Kamphani, the court  learnt that the convicts joined a group of HRDC demonstrators on October 1 2019.

When they got to Bwandiro, the five left the group and hit some shops and a salon at Area 15, the court learnt.

They went away with  salon accessories, a genset, chairs, among other items, worth K23 million.

Police netted the five with their loot on them, and charged them with breaking into a building and committing a felony therein.

They denied the charge before court, forcing the state to parade 6 witnesses.

They were found guilty as charged.

The State prayed to the court to mete out  harsh sentences to the five accused arguing some of the items were not recovered; hence a loss of business to the owners.

Passing sentence, First Grade Magistrate Diana Mangwana agreed with the state, observing that looters dent the noble cause of demonstrations and negatively affect social and economic development of the country.

Mangwana went on to convict and sentence the five each to 35 months imprisonment with hard labour as a lesson to others.

The convicts come from Msundwe and M’bwatalika areas under Traditional Authority Njewa in Lilongwe.

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George
George
10 months ago

But where is are the lustful police men who raped the Nsundwe women. Could I then think that police were only able to investigate and arrest of these men and not some of their own?
But One would have thought it was going to be too easy to indentify some of their own that these people. Why was the effort invested n these people more because of looting than those police men who defiled and raped the Nsundwe women?

SGVH Chatimba
SGVH Chatimba
10 months ago

You have mentioned wrong TA – its not Njewa but Kalolo and Mbwatalika TAs

Mfoloma mwale
Mfoloma mwale
10 months ago

general almtambo akumwa tea ali pheeee anyamata akuvutika

psyuta
psyuta
10 months ago

KKKKKKKK !!! Makape a Chakwela nd Ntambo.

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
10 months ago

KKKKKKKK ana a Timothy MTUMBO

Graham Zali
Graham Zali
10 months ago

What about Chaponda for stealing maize from poor Malawians? Anthu inuyo kukupezani mwapulumuka kumwamba tikapanga mademo mpaka u go to hell.

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
10 months ago
Reply to  Graham Zali

iwe anakubera matumba angat?

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
10 months ago

Anthu awachite phwando tsopano azimai mwawasiya mbuyomu, Amalume anu a Mta……… sabwera kudzakuombolani paja amati iwo ndi dolo????

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
10 months ago
Reply to  Mapwiya

kkk anyamata awadyere akazi

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