Disgruntled passenger drives off minibus over crew delays

Malawi police in Dedza are struggling to find a better criminal charge for a passenger who on Friday started off a minibus after accusing the driver and conductor of delaying to start off the trip.

The disgruntled passenger who drove off the minibus
The minibus which the disgruntled passenger drove off living behind the lawful driver and conductor

The passenger, Joseph Fake, 33, accused the minibus crew of keeping passengers for so long at Chimbiya in Dedza.

Dedza police deputy public relations officer Casim Manda said the suspect drove off the vehicle without authority from the minibus driver or conductor.

The minibus, registration number DZ 8178 belongs to Tawope Amene Alibe Investment.

Manda said Fake was coming from Lilongwe going to Tsangano in Ncheu where he was o repair a vehicle.

“The minibus he had boarded in Lilongwe turned back at Linthipe 1 trading centre and he boarded the minibus in question which was being driven by Austin Kalulu at 2pm.

The driver left the keys on the ignition and went away looking for passengers to fill the minibus. Foke horned the driver and his conductor four times, to tell them they needed to start off but the crew ignored him,” said Manda.

Manda said Fake was irritated and felt provoked so he started off the car with seven passengers on board and managed to drop off the passengers on the way.

At Kalinyeke, Manda said, after dropping off a passenger, another minibus blocked his way as he was about to start off.

Kalulu and his conductor alighted from the other minibus and took Fake to Dedza police station.

Fake hails from Kavala village in Chief Samala’s area in Balaka.

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Filbert Ndunguru
Filbert Ndunguru
4 years ago

What has been done by the man should not be blamed by anybody for this is a lesson to all minibus drivers.No passenger wants to delay when the scheduled time to depart rings.I regret to say why the police should not release that person.For me,,I strongly appreciate the one for what he did!

G. Mo
4 years ago

Just release this man unconditionally, it should simply be a lesson to minbus operators. Passengers are not Goats to be ferried without considering time element.

We travel with plan so to be disturbed just like that it’s not fair.

4 years ago

this man is a hero

Malawi wa Lero
Malawi wa Lero
4 years ago


4 years ago

Lack of customer care on the part of minibus conductor /driver /pilot /airliner /ceo —-everybody has to pay for the damage caused —–

4 years ago

Anachita bwino. Ma driver a maminibus amationjeza kwambiri

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