Malawi and Mozambique police have managed to bring peace at agricultural commodities trading centre after a violent protest in the morning against Burundians who allegedly killed a woman in the area.
Ntcheu police spokesperson said one person was shot at by police from Mozambique and is currently receiving treatment at Dedza District Hospital.
He said the violence was mainly on the Mozambique side at the trading centre which cuts through Malawi and Mozambique whose boundary is the M1 Road.
“Rioters broke shops of Burundians and looted items. The riots started on the Mozambican side and spread to the Malawi side but we have managed to stop it. Our colleagues from Mozambique also came to bring calm,” he said.
He said the police were yet to arrest the rioters, saying investigations were under way to bring to book the perpetrators.
Traffic on the M1 Road at Lizulu was affected in the morning as the rioters became violent.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :