Malawi’s ruling PP supporters beat Radio Islam journalist

Supporters of  ruling People’s Party (PP) on Sunday afternoon roughed up a journalist working  at Malawi’s only Islamic radio, Radio Islam in an attempt to stop him from taking pictures of the convoy of the leader of  opposition Democratic Progress Party, Peter Mutharika which passed by their truck which broke down in commercial town of Limbe.

The journalist Abdul Nankumba told Nyasa Times that the incident happened just after Limbe Bridge near Limbe Police station where the truck carrying the PP supporters who were coming from the political rally held by President Joyce Banda in Ndirance was being fixed.

“I was using my mobile phone taking the pictures of the passing DPP convoy which was passing by with morale when three irate PP supporters jumped from the lorry, pounced on me and snatched my S3 Samsung mobile phone which I was using,” he said.

Nankumba said the three were later joined by others including women who he said wanted to take off his trousers and leave him naked.

“Women insisted to take off my trousers I don’t know what was their motive. But the situation was contained when police traffic officers rushed to the scene to see what was happening. This is when they all run away.”

The phone has since been returned to the owner but none of the PP supporters has been arrested.

PP supporters alighted from this lorry to rough up Namkumba
Radio Islam journalist Nankumba… manhandled up by PP supporters

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