Malawi Police Commissioner Bandawe on force transfer following fracas in Lilongwe

Malawi Police Service has transferred Central Regional Commissioner of Police, Clifford Bandawe to Police College in Zomba following the fracas in Lilongwe’s Area 38 Township on Sunday.

Commissioner Bandawe transferred to Zomba Police College

Angry crowds who were baying for the blood  of a murder suspect which they accused the law enforces if shielding him after killing a 17-year-old motorcycle taxi operator Masauko Makola and they  set ablaze an anti riot police vehicle.

According to spokesman of Lilongwe Police Kingsley Dandaula, the vehicle was stuck when it developed a mechanical fault, and the mob took advantage of the situation to torch.

The mob also pelted stones at police officers and destroyed the Chitsime Police unit.

They also damaged some privately-owned vehicles passing through Paphiri Trading Centre.

Authorities  acted by relocating Bandawe to Zomba following awful police mission to the scene.

Bandawe has been  replaced by his immediate deputy, John Nyondo.

“The following postings have been approved, with immediate effect, Mr C. Bandawe – Commissioner of Police  to Police College . Supernumerally, Mr J Nyondo fron Central Region Police Headquarters to Commissioner –Central Region,” reads the memo by Deputy Inspector General of Police  (Administration)Duncan Mwapasa.

The mob burnt tyres and created a barricade on the M1 Road, leaving motorists stranded, according to Dandaula.

Meanwhile, the transfer of Bandawe has been downplayed as “normal”, according to James Kadadzera, spokesman of national police headquarters.

And 33 suspects have been arrested in connection with the fracas.

Dandaula said “more arrests “should be expected as police are “still investigating.”

He said the suspects have been slapped with charges of ‘conduct to cause breach of peace’ and ‘malicious damage.’

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Is this not the same Nyondo that caused mehem in Mzuzu and vendors stoned his vehicle almost killing him. We thought he had disappeared. He has resurrected again………kwali, certainly not Nyondo.


Ndiye zikukhuzana chani ndi MASTERS SECURITY? Mwatitola et? panalibe malo ena oti muwajambulire?


Chitsime Police Unit looks fine to me.Where have they destroyed?

Thyolo Thava

Asiyeni a apwetekane a dpp okhaokha. Galimoto munayikamo 5 litres nde ma sergent anu akanatani.Mbaula yakana kuyenda


koma ziliko,but its normal

Magulajena weniweni.

Dziko lonse laonongeka ndi ma kape a DPP wa.


Management by intimidation is the path taken by the IG. Shame on him. Bandawe was supposed to be left in control and clean Lilongwe of all thugs


But why transfer him when he was busy pushing DPP agenda of stopping Chakwela addressing MCP supporters at the airport? Poor guy. instead of doing the job that matters he was busy ‘pleasing DPP’

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