Police in Blantyre on Tuesday Bullets supporters chairman Stone Mwamadi and his secretary Mabvuto Chibambo and former chairman of supporters Isaac Jomo Osman after fans reportedly invaded the club’s office twice Monday and broke windows before forcing their way in and grabbed some office equipment, trophies and unspecified foreign currency.
Police also arrested Billy One, Bruno Gama and Charlie Kayinga .
Bullets players led by their captains Fisher Kondowe and Piliran Zonda stormed the Blantyre Police station to seek the release on bail for the supporters, saying their actions were in good faith to help the club.
The players told the police to release the six and arrest them if they have any issues , accusing club chairperson Kondi Msungama, who has been forced to resign, of being a bad administrator.
Apart from the players, Bullets Trustees Guston Mwenelupembe and general secretary for trustees, Jim Kalua and a group of angry Bullets supporters stormed Blantyre Police station demanding the release of
the arrested supporters.
Tension were high as team manager Billy Tewesa also joined the calls for the release of the officials at the police and the cops conceded to free them.
Speaking to Nyasa Times soon after their release, Mwamadi said they can’t be intimidated with arrests which he claimed was motivated by Msungama.
“Players have not been paid for two months now and the club was operating on katapila which was just not right,” Mwamadi lamented.
Msungama has since said he “regrettably accepted the call to resign” and that he wishes the team well.
The turmoil in the People’s Team is affecting the preparations for Sunday’s CAF Champions League first round second-leg tie against Sudanese outfit Al Hilal.