Malawi Police arrest 12 beggars, 5 touts in Blantyre

Malawi Police in Blantyre on Tuesday arrested 12 people who were moving around town begging.

Some street kids in Malawi begging from a motorist

The arrest comes amid concerns from general public on the influx of streets kids and beggars in the country’s cities and towns.

Police also arrested five people on the charge of touting.

“They were arrested during a sweeping exercise we conducted on Tuesday led by Station Officer, Assistance Commissioner Mercy Msonkho,” explained Elizabeth Divala Blantyre police Publicist.

Divala said of the arrested 12 will be charged with an offence of gathering arms.

“During the exercise our officers came across the suspects who were gathering arms from passersby as well as shop owners.  The suspects will appear before Blantyre Magistrates Court.”

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njoka siphedwa
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aliyese akaba,amangidwe.palibe kusiyana kwakuba,aliyese amava kuwawa akabeledwa

isaac kaudzu
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mbava zikulu zikulu zikusangalala kunjaku sizikugwidwa tieni timange kae zimenezo kenako tithandize anawa kuti abwerere ku sukulu……

Maggie
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why arrest them at least they are being honest enough to ask for money kusiyana ndikumatibela ndalama and chimanga chathu. God will punish you nasty Policemen!! asiyeni, if you are letting Chaponda go scot free then leave these innocent people alone!!!

konda nzako
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hahahahaha bwanji osamanga Chaponda chimanga kumalimbana ndi anthu osawuka, mukuwamngira chiyani???

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