Mzuzu University (Mzuni) student Kwenji Tembo was Wednesday night attacker by his fellow student for allegedly being involved in the theft of a laptop in the university library.
Tembo – a fourth year reading for Bachelor of Science Renewable Energy Technologies – was cornered by other student who threatened to lynch him.
He was detained in the library the whole Wednesday night by university staff to avoid the impending mob outside.
Tembo is said to have connived with an outsider to steal the laptop. The CCTV cameras in the library were used to unravel the whole ordeal, according to one of the student union leaders.
According to the student handbook, Tembo risks being suspended for over a year for his malpractice.