Police arrest granny over Lilongwe school violence

Malawi Police in Lilongwe have arrested a 79-year-old block leader in Area 49 following violence which erupted at a primary school, leading to damage of property.

The school violence

Kanengo police spokesperson Esther Mkwanda said the police have since charged George Solomon Mkombe with inciting violence after he allegedly told learners at Shire Urban primary school to riot over Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) land.

Mkwanda said Mkombe and some leaders in the area accused MHC of grabbing the school land where it has constructed houses.

The learners damaged school property as well as vandalizing machinery of the contractor who is building the houses.

MHC spokesperson Ernestina Lunguzi said the corporation was counting the cost of the damage, saying the learners even vandalized completed houses.

Mkombe hails from Masinja villsge in chief Kachindamoto’s area in Dedza.

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2 years ago

The land belongs to MHC, it was mhc who shared the land to education to construct those blocks years back. I still recall those days living at shire houses. ma block leaders inu ndinu asokoneza.

2 years ago

Ha ha ha ha, a male granny indeed, you could have said grandpa or grandfather or grandpa

2 years ago

The land in question i always believed that
it was playing ground for Shire primary school learners

2 years ago


Rosingbom Chibomba
Rosingbom Chibomba
2 years ago

But i cant figure out who the granny is in your story. I thought u knew that a granny is a woman & a grandpa is a man.

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