Machinga students block M1 road following closure of school

Students at Anglican run public schools of Mmanga in Machinga on Wednesday blocked the M1 road, in the second day of protests against the closure of their schools.

Students of Mmanga schools block M1 road
Learners at Mmanga primary school protest against the closure of their school

The government ordered the closure of Mmanga primary school and day secondary school over disagreements between the owners of the school, the Anglican church and radical Muslims over the wearing of hijab during classes.

The school ordered that the Muslim women gear should not be put during classes as had been the case before but some radical Muslims around the area are rejecting this, threatening violence which prompted the government to order its closure pending further dialogue on the matter.

The students blocked the M1 road and stoned vehicles, forcing some motorists to use unchartered routes.

United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesperson Ken Ndanga wrote on his Facebook wall on Tuesday that he was allowed to use the road because he comes from the area.

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Ruganda
Ruganda
2 years ago

This is a biased reporting and utter ignorance, firstly M’manga school is not in Machinga, it is in Balaka. The demarcation is Shire River. Secondly, does he know the meaning of radical Islam? By using that term, which has most often been associated with violence, he is trying to paint a bad image of Islam or Muslim by insinuating that, as radicals they may take measures to that effect. People must understand that M’manga school is run by govt. as such it should adhere to the tenets applicable to all govt. run schools. If it was a privately own, then… Read more »

Lego
2 years ago

These are not students but pupils please

Internet loafer
Internet loafer
2 years ago
Reply to  Lego

The term pupils is no longer in use in education in Malawi

Jeff Mpotazingwe
Jeff Mpotazingwe
2 years ago

REVOLUTION is unstoppable once ignited. Maiko ena andale amatula pansi udindo akakhala sakuyendesa zinthu bwino koma ku Malawi kuno poti mphika wa anthu omwe alephera pa ntchito ndi malonda ndi ndale; pali dyera lalikulu pakati pa andale (Peter can set precedent this is opportune time). We definetely need federalism like America where there was a divide between the rich white north and Poor Indo-Negro-Hispanic south. The dominant southern government (capital hill, public offices and parastatals ) will never develop other regions until we stop exporting the dead and importing women from “kwathu”.

che nnungu
2 years ago

Is Blantyre, Zomba, Machinga road named M1?

Kaitano
Kaitano
2 years ago
Reply to  che nnungu

Kikkkkkk that’s M1 wawa. Kikkkkkkkkk

Obanda
Obanda
2 years ago

Kodi ku machingaso kwadutsa M1 road???? Kkkkkk

Rosingbom Chibomba
Rosingbom Chibomba
2 years ago
Reply to  Obanda

Yes, M1 Road passes through Machinga all the way to Zomba then Blantyre. Kapena mumaona ngati Zalewa Road ndi M1? Don’t show your ignorance pagulu Obanda.

Obanda
Obanda
2 years ago

Musatinamize wawa

Nafenso
Nafenso
2 years ago
Reply to  Obanda

M1 is the first road to be built in Malawi and it is from Bt via Zomba through Machinga. Zalewa was built later.

Wakunja
Wakunja
2 years ago

That’s M3 wawa..

MOSHKO
2 years ago

Zalowa chamba tsopano !!

Whiteboard Marker
2 years ago

I envy the guy sitting on the road. He is just chilling.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
2 years ago

Malawi.

APOSTLE PAUL
2 years ago

EYAYAYAYAYAYAYA

little jojo
little jojo
2 years ago

When people with PHD’s and Masters Degrees teach us that we solve problems by blocking roads and destroying property what do you expect Standard 3 pupils to do. Thyolo Secondary school, Lunzu Secondary school, Mzuni, all have been taught by HRDC how problems are solved.

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