Mob vandalises property of village forest thief suspect

Malawi Police in Kasungu hàve arrested two people suspected to have been part of an angry mob which have vandalised property of a person accused of stealing a village forest.

Damaged property
Damaged property
Damaged vehicle

An angry mob from Makanda village in the area of TA Mwase in Kasungu descended on the property of Msusa Zimba and vandalised hí property including vehicles and houses.

The villagers  have been fighting with Zimba for the piece of land they claim is the village forest.

Zimba was in hiding when his property was being damaged.

But Zimba claims the land belonged to his father and the issue was taken to court.

Eye witnesses have told us that the angry villagers descended on Zimba’s residence in the wee hours of today, damaging houses, and looted fertilizer and maize bags.

In a telephone interview from his hiding place, Zimba said six houses and a car have been vandalised among others.

“I have  lost everything…, ” he says.

Kasungu police spokesperson , Edna Mzingwitsa, says police are on the ground to calm the tension.

“We have arrrested two people at the moment but officers are on the ground. That value of the damaged property is yet to be known,” she said.

Peace has now returned in the village.

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Jah
Jah
7 months ago

Very unfortunate indeed the seed was sowed during the time mcp and utm ganged up to overthrow dpp in government now ddp is gone anthu ayamba kudyana okhaokha

Chisale
Chisale
7 months ago

This is what happens when senior ministers don’t watch what they say. The problem with mob justice is that even people who are just jelousy of one’s achievements can start rumours. Congress times!!!

A chewa
A chewa
7 months ago

A lot of land in the North

King Filo
King Filo
7 months ago

This is so saddening and disheartening development. Malawians must learn to respect the rule of law. Even if the man is to be proven guilty for the forest thefty, of which I strongly doubt, the mob was criminal. There are always procedures to be followed. By the way, where was the chief of the village when all of this was happening? I am deeply saddened by this act. The people must learn not to take the law into their own hands. If we continue this savagery berbalic acts, Malawi as a country has a long way to go to see… Read more »

FORGIVE THEM
FORGIVE THEM
7 months ago
Reply to  King Filo

Zomvetsa chisoni, forest grabbing and damaging his property, is there any connection? Shame and disheartening

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