Malawi Police impound 40 minibuses in Blantyre streets

Traffic police officers on Friday raided the roads of Blantyre in a special road safety operation, impounding over 40 minibuses on various traffic offences.

Impounded minibuses pictured at Southern Region Police Headquarters

Impounded minibuses pictured at Southern Region Police Headquarters

Blantyre police Public Relations Officer, Elizabeth Divala told Nyasa Times the exercise was aimed at bringing sanity and reduce accidents on the roads of Blantyre city.

According to Divala, some of the offences include exceeding seating capacity, expired insurance and certificate of fitness (CoF) and road obstructing, among others.

“Most of the offences attract on-spot fines. 23 of the 40 impounded minibuses managed to pay the fines and were released,’ said Divala.

Malawi has in the past years witnessed increase in road accidents due to among other reasons, influx of minibuses whose drivers in most circumstances are not qualified enough to operate commuter vehicles.

In December last year some minibus drivers and conductors staged violent protests in Blantyre city after traffic police impounded 300 minibuses for various traffic offences.

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frank R chulu

Zona adzingwira koma chinyengo chachuluka


atink they should be proceedings with this operations. This z gud idea bt azipanganso kwa maxi coz pano ngoz zikuchuluka ndiza galimoto zabwela za auto

mr kafodya

kkkk the traffic is not long for the working job continue…..


Accidents will not decrease by doing this. Public transportation must be taken seriously. In every Minibus we have more than 10 passengers. It is a high risk to have an unqualified driver behind the wheel. The govt should introduce a special drivers license for public transportation drivers. The training has to be passed to get that licence otherwise we are rising or lives using these minibuses.

Feston jeke

Gud move

Dzina langa

Good move. But do you know what happens at Chitakale stage and Nkando stage? One day you will hear that a truck has killed several people and damaged severa minibuses. What happens at these two places on the Midima Muloza road gives doubt kuti apolisi a pamsewu akuwona/? shame.

Bauleni Kasinja

Iam very happy that police is in control than last year,most driver are not qualified because of the police traffic officers so by the way is my advise to not allow people to collect their licence short ways

John Mwalungila

Excellent traffic police. Do the same to other cities.

Gwampus chiphwisi

Adzigwira kumene iweumati?

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