Malawi police, shop owners calculating costs of violent protests damage

Malawi Police and owners of both private and public institutions whose property was damaged on Thursday by violent protesters say they will be calculating the cost of the damage this Friday.

Police fired teargas at protesters in Blantyre.
Parliament windows destroyed by protestors on Thursday

Police spokesperson for the north Peter Kalaya said Thursday was not ideal for the exercise because the protesters were violent.

Some shop owners and private and public institutions officials whose property was damaged in the violent protests in Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre said they would do the exercise calculating the damage today this Friday.

It had to take the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers in Mzuzu to stop the protesters from rioting, looting and damaging property in the city.

In Lilongwe, the organisers of the protests, failed to present a petition to authorities at Capital Hill, the seat of government because of running battles between the protesters and police.

At least two police officers were injured at Capital Hill, according to police spokesperson James Kadadzera.

In Blantyre, the protesters manhandled one police officer whilst others had their shields forcibly taken away by the rampaging protesters who wanted to go to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) offices but were stop by the police.

One of the organisers of the protests, Timothy Mtambo, hailed the protests, saying they had achieved their goal.

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2 years ago

To all the organisers: so far your demos have achieved teargas, looting and disruption of economic services. Komanso kusaukisa anthu osalakwa

2 years ago

Mukapanga calculate macostwo ,Mtambo ,chilima and Chakwera alipile basiiiiiiiiiii if not macourt athandizepo.We dont want this idiot thinking in Malawi.

2 years ago

“Timothy Mtambo hailed the protests saying they achieved their goal”

All of you who clap hands for this idiot must sit back, take time to think exactly what you are promoting. This man has no good intentions other than to line up his pockets from external donors while giving pocket change to bandits to cause damage and confusion.

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