Irate crowd sets vehicle on fire, killer soldier driver arrested

An irate crowd in Balaka on Wednesday set ablaze a vehicle belonging to a Malawi Defence Force soldier for accidentally hitting to death a 15 year old boy.

The soldier's car torched
The soldier’s car torched

Police spokesperson in Balaka Joseph Sauka confirmed the rampage at Ulongwe Police Station saying police officers were overpowered by the irate crowd that was baying for the blood of 36 year old Christopher Semu.

“They smashed the car with any object their hands could lay on before they set it ablaze,” he said.

Sauka said Semu is currently in police custody and has since been charged with an offence of reckless driving causing death.

He said the accident happened at Balaka Turn off.

 

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Mkupamame
Mkupamame
5 years ago

Asilikali kukula mitima . Ndie akhalenso mtumbuka wakuda ali biii ..Mtundu uwu !!!!!

Rector Jones Kamoto
Rector Jones Kamoto
5 years ago

This is very sad and as a nation,we need to learn on how to do things.Its not wise to overreact when something has happened.Burning the vehicle can not solve the problem.The matter is in the hands of the Police.We also need to be very careful on the roads because we also contribute to these accidents as others have already said.We need not to sell our goods close to the roads for security purpose.Please drivers,be cautious when approaching market places along the roads.Let us unity as a nation inorder to reduce these accidents.

dzambo
dzambo
5 years ago

this is a hungry and angry nation! Venting it anger on anything.

mbuje
mbuje
5 years ago

The driver is not in custody I saw him at 6.30pm at Mangochi boma

Jando
Jando
5 years ago

Atumbuka kuba basi mutibwezere makhwala zipatala komaso mubwerere Ku tchile muzikagona ndi afisi matauni athu muchoke inu samalawi ayi athu akuzambia hahahahahah

Cv
Cv
5 years ago

Bad attitude, people.

Nyaluweza
Nyaluweza
5 years ago

Kuyambira lero ma driver tonse sitidzayimanso pa malo tikagunda munthu.

Anti tumbuka
Anti tumbuka
5 years ago

Atumbuka mbuli ndi inuyo, inu maziwa chani? Malawi ngat akuonongeka mesa ndinu!!kodi makhala Ku Mozambique? Mesa makhala Malawi momuno!!!! Bwanji simapereka ma ideas okuti ziko lisithe? Simadalila ka nyasatimes ka basi!!! Ine nzeru zanu sindimaziona mpaka Lero ndakula hahahahahahah munakakhala azeru bwezi kumpoto khalango zitatha bwezi mutamangako manyumba. Koma magona ndi afisi

Mtumbuka wa Atumbuka
Mtumbuka wa Atumbuka
5 years ago

Sukulu ya mijomba ndi imeneyi, kuwotcha zinthu.

Ralph nd Pika Associates
Ralph nd Pika Associates
5 years ago

Ulongwe people i want to warn you. you burnt MDF vehicle into ashes, what you should know is that nkhondo siyinathe azabwera tsiku lina pa ma TATA awo usiku azakukwapulani. Mark my Words!!!!!

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