Marauding soldier Banya killed after resisting arrest

A Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier, Corporal Robert Banya,  who on Friday killed two of his colleagues at Tsangano in Ntcheu where they were working on a road project before escaping, has been shot dead in the district, the military spokesperson has confirmed.

Bany: Shot dead

MDF spokesperson, Major Paul Chiphwanya,  confirmed that Banya was shot dead Saturday  night by army soldiers who were assigned to hunt for  him.

Chiphwanya said Banya was shot after resisting arrest. He was reportedly  exchanging fire with his colleagues before he was shot.

Banya, who hailed from Mwanza, was confirmed dead upon arrival at Ntcheu District Hospital where his body is being kept in the mortuary.

Friday evening, Banya shot dead Corporal Keston Mtambo and Corporal Gift Magombo, both MDF soldiers working on Tsangano-Neno-Mwanza road in Ntcheu.

However sources say Banya had disagreements with his girlfriend who works as a police officer at Ntcheu police.

The girlfriend reported him to Ntcheu police who arrested the soldier and upon his release, he went to Lilongwe where he got a pistol from his office and returned to Ntcheu on mission to kill.

Sensing danger, the woman fled to the Engineers battalion where the soldiers are working on a road project for protection.

It is said Banya followed her there and the two colleagues whom he shot were restraining him from shooting the woman.

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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

The soldiers after coming from DRC need psychological counselling, not immediate integration.

BINGU
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BINGU

The problem is the recruiting process.In the past soldiers would go for a mental tests to determine their mental fitness besides the PE.Banya anakuoneka kuti anali wamisala.These days angolembana pa chibale.
Therefore, dont blame Banya but rather the systems in place.

Lego
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Are really talking sense bra.Nowadays they don’t even go for medical check for you to be recruited.

BigMan
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BigMan

you reap what you sow

mulumuzana
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mulumuzana

msilikali wopepela uyu ngati mnlaiya asaaa

mpilu
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mpilu

mukanamuombera mwendo kuopa ma speculations omwe akunenedwa apawa. ndipomwe tikanava ceni ceni ali pa hospital bed.even the general is stummering on it.
titi kuti azake awili oseo amanyenga nkaziyu?
pano basi case closed olo maio sikutiso akamba zolondekapo apa

Aka
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Aka

What I see in Bunya is psychological sickness. We need to understand him. What he has done speak it all. These are signs of split personalities. He was two in one..

Mtete
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Good riddance. The guy is not fit to be a soldier.

mpilu
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mpilu

aa mdf on road project? zikutani?
ndikaesa ndi acitetezo, amapangaso izi.
koma nde kuzondotsa zocitika.

Munthu Mulala
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Munthu Mulala

Bwana Mpilu,MDF inakhazikitsa engineering department,imamanga Miseu ndikupanga ma construction osiyanana so musadabwepo kanthu apa.

Lego
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kkkkkk being a soldier does mean you are only assigned for security.Some soldiers are doctors,mechanics,carpenters etc

Wakulu
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Wakulu

Nzotheka kupanga. Akhala akupanga construct ma bridge in the past. So zachilendo. Evekwa anzathuku amapanga zimenezo

Jomicons
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Jomicons

In case you did not know, the military has expertise in almost all services provided by Government to its people.. If all public service in on strike or boycott of their duties.. These folks would easily manage all critical services.

MOgul
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KUFERA bumbu sure ??

Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu
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Maliro a chitsiru.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Zikatero ndizichani tsopano? Mtsikana ali pachiopsezo asinthe pokhala ndithu. Sizinanekepo mzaka za Malawi izi. Solders were well disciplined the time before 1994 now every one is doing his own things kikkkkkk phanani muthane. Revolution is happening in Malawi, ku state house be ready!