Demonstrators loot Central Poultry farms, millions worth chickens stollen

Demonstrators in Thursday’s Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)-led demonstrations  looted the Central Poultry 2000 Limited farms in Lilongwe and stole chickens and eggs worth over K40 million.

Demonstrators chickens and eggs from their Kasiya and Msundwe breeder farms.
Demonstrators demonstrators have looted CP farms and went away with chicken

According to CP Risk and Loss Control Manager Benson Chirwa, the demonstrators ransacked Mpingu Breeding and Msundwe Farms and went away with about 15, 000 breeder chickens.

“They invaded the farm in the morning and went away with almost everything,” said Chirwa.

This is despite that the farm is very far from the route which the demonstrations, planned by HRDC took place.

HRDC  national chairperson Timothy Ntambo was shocked after hearing the news saying “these were not demonstrators but thieves” who took chances with the day’s events.

One of the protesters seen with chickens said the people were frustrated that police blocked them from going to demonstration and also that they took advantage of the situation to  do “necessary evil”, saying they were suffering of food problems.

Chirwa told Nyasa Times this is the second time the demonstrators have looted CP farms.

Unlike last time, Chirwa said this time demonstrators damaged farm equipment which are very expensive to replace.

“Our aim as a company is to complement Malawi Government efforts in uplifting the social economic welfare of Malawians. But how can we economically empower Malawians when the same people are looting from us?” Chirwa wondered.

There was no immediate comment from the police who according to Chirwa  are yet to visit the scene.

On Thursday morning the Malawi Defence Forces (MDF) blocked Mchinji road to stop people from Msundwe from taking part in demonstrations.

Chirwa believes the looters could be angry people from Msundwe, Mpingu and surrounding areas in Lilongwe.

“They overpowered our security guards and other farm employees to gain access into the breeder houses which are located along the Lilongwe – Mchinji main road,” he said.

Chirwa further said during the  first  looting looting the demonstrators went away with over 4000  chickens and eggs from their Kasiya and Msundwe breeder farms.

Central Poultry company is empowering smallholder farmers in livestock development by selling them day old chicks and feeds at a subsisded prices.

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A MCP amawonangati akamba nkhukuzo zikaswa tambala wa kuda

De Santos
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De Santos

Others are encouraging this sort of behavior, but you are spoling it for your fellow Malawians, in the end they suffer. For example this farm was looted, I belive all the staff have now been sent on leave until the new birds come in, in the mean time, they miss on over time, the company also provides lunch for all its staff during working hours, they also miss on that as the company sorts out the mess. So they sitting at home, who has suffered? Your fellow Malawians. These are just comments and may not be taken seriously, but I… Read more »

Malawian
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Malawian

Vuto laumphawi ndi limeneli Kuba ndi nkhuku zomwe kkkkkkk nanga si zimabwela pachaka kamodzi apezelapo mwayi pa ma demonstration 😂😂😂😂 umphawi wavuta pa Africa.

winstonmsowoya
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winstonmsowoya

BRAVO SONS AND DAUGTHTERS OF MALAWI FOR SHAWING THE CORRUPT REGIME OF PETER MATHANYULA THAT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.THE LOOTING INDICATES THERE ARE BIG ATTEMPTS WAKEUP MATHANYULA AND YOUR CHOLA-BOYS.THE PEOPLE OF MALAWI ARE TIRED OF THE MUTHALIKA’S BAD BEHAVIOURS STARTING FROM HIS LATE ROUGE BROTHER BINGU.THE PEOPLE ARE NOT LOOTERS,BUT PART OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS ON BEHALF OF FELLOW MALAWIANS WHO LACK THE NECESSITY OF LIFE.MUTHALIKA DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE LIFE OF THE PEOPLE OF MALAWI AS HIS THUG BROTHER DID.IN FACT,THESE TWO BROTHERS CAME INTO MALAWI TO AMASS WEALTH IN A CROOKED WAY AFTER FINDING THAT THE PEOPLE OF… Read more »

Malawi belong to the citizens.
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That’s bad.

Jamax
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Jamax

Mtambo ndi Trapence akakwasule mkamwa mwao munachita dalazi ndi mademo kkk!!!!

Nabetha
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Nabetha

All criminals must be dealt with, whether DPP or not!! But if the police are sleeping what can we do? They choose to act when opposition individuals make a small utterance, for example Dr Jessie Kabwila xxx…CRY MY BELOVED COUNTRY, and the rulers waste tax payer money flying abroad to attract investors instead of cleaning their house? No sensible investor can come where there is no law.

Dennis Phiri
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Dennis Phiri

People make note that when UTM or MCP come into power, these are the kind of thugs that will be ruling over you.

Malawian
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Malawian

Nope it won’t be like this . The leaders too should learn to understand the people’s rights . If they manage to eat bread with eggs every day coffee tea kfc if it’s there in Malawi flying up aeroplanes now and again while the soldiers salutes them on the red carpet while the poor ladies and med shakes there bums praising them hahahaha yet can’t afford the small in their tummy shame. Every price of the goods is just going up not even thinking of the poor businesses are shrinking. Yet they say the economic development is growing how then… Read more »

Kuswa Kuswa
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Ntchito za manja a gulu la uchifwamba la HRDC mogwirizana ndi chipani can death and darkness Cha EMUSIPI chotsogoleredwa ndi fake accent ex-reverend Nyolonyo.

CLOUD
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CLOUD

Police duty