Indian calls Malawi rights activist ‘a dog’ arrested

Malawi Police in Mzuzu  on Tuesday arrested a 32-year-old Indian national, Anand Mandivar for allegedly calling another person, a Malawian citizen, a  ‘dog’ in public.

The incident happened at Kentam Mall in Mzuzu where the two were seeking services from a mobile phone operator.

According to Mzuzu police spokesperson, Paul Tembo, the suspect did not want to join the queue but rather to bypass everyone.

The development angered those who were on the queue and one of the renowned human rights activist Happy Mhango who was among the group of people on the queue told the Indian national to respect the people who had queued.

“Don’t bypass the queue please. We are all the same. Everyone is in hurry. If you want, you then  need to ask for our permission. Not just going straight as if you have not found anyone here,” said Mhango.

While refusing to be on a queue, the Indian national called Mhango “a dog”.

After being tipped about the development, police rushed to the scene and arrested the suspect.

Police told Nyasa Times that the suspect has been charged with a case of using insulting language.

Mhango is chairperson for Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) in the North.

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JACK
13 days ago

HOW DID HE MANAGE TO ENTER THE COUNTRY? HE’S IMMIGRATION STATUS MUST BE INVESTIGATED ASAP.

John chidongo
14 days ago

Iyi ndiye timati verb assort akuyeneradinku mangidwaor aperekeke ndalama

Kuduhunter
Kuduhunter
14 days ago

Racist bastard deport this idiot asap need to teach him a lesson and make an example out of this moron who the fuck does he think he is should have punched his lights out right there and then
Malawians in Mzuzu Boycott his business

JACK
13 days ago
Reply to  Kuduhunter

THAT DOESN’T FALL IN THE CATEGORY OF RACISM. HE USED INSULTING WORDS AGAINST ANOTHER PERSON. BEING ABUSIVE AGAINST ANOTHER PERSON IS AGAINST THE LAW period.

Last edited 13 days ago by JACK
Eboue
Eboue
14 days ago

You mean if I call a fellow Malawian ‘galu iwe’, the police will come for me? Someone called the president a joker and it was OK for the Activists. People have been calling each other mbuzi iwe, galu iwe for years. Why not just say to the Indian guy naweso galu.

Ngoni
Ngoni
14 days ago
Reply to  Eboue

Are you that shallow

Eboue
Eboue
14 days ago
Reply to  Ngoni

If he had called him monkey, that’s racist but a dog. The problem is you respect these indians too much and you are afraid to speak to them. Tell them FO instead of getting offended for being called a dog. Stand up and tell them to shut the f..k up.

Kuduhunter
Kuduhunter
13 days ago
Reply to  Eboue

Not a matter calling him galu ,mbuzi, chidebe etc problem with these kind of people is they think malawians or africans in general are below them can treat them however they want in our own motherland Not acceptable by any means

Freedom of speech and association
Freedom of speech and association
14 days ago

Meanwhile at a university we have this assignment: Q1. Should the police arrest all people that call others ‘dogs’? Q2. Mention a group of people that constantly says ‘All men are dogs’ Q3. Are the sayers of words in ‘Q2’ above insulting other persons? Q4. Should the police arrest all the people that refer to other persons as ‘dogs’. Q5. Should Anandi Mandiva or any person be allowed to refer to another person by a name of an animal. Bonus question: A person wearing dirty rags and a wooden mask, dancing in a funny way and stinking of kachasu, is… Read more »

Otopa
Otopa
14 days ago

How can they respect us when all big contracts are given to them .We should not be surprised at all. They call us names like goat, cow, aeroplane, pot, etc. Empower the people first then they will respect us

Last edited 14 days ago by Otopa
JACK
13 days ago
Reply to  Otopa

YOU SHOULD NOT SAY THEM….INSTEAD IT SHOULD BE HIM AND NOT ALL OF HIS COMMUNITY. HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR USING ABUSIVE LANGUAGE AND NOT OTHERS.

Last edited 13 days ago by JACK
ntchona
ntchona
14 days ago

racist bastard deport him no wonder idi amini chased you sabola`s

Kwangwgwa
Kwangwgwa
14 days ago

Koma ukanangomufaka kaye mphama, man

Kwangwgwa
Kwangwgwa
14 days ago

Chigamulo chake ndichoti achoke, apite kwawo and let the dogs bite him, now.

Mwatero
Mwatero
14 days ago
Reply to  Kwangwgwa

Azipita kwao, Kudziko lakwao amachokeranji ndikubwera kuzakhala kwathu kuno ngati kwao Kuli ulemelero? Asamugamule kupereka ndalama koma angomuuza kuti pack your bags and go. Within 24hrs

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