Police arrest man for blocking road, seeking money for maintenance

Malawi Police in Kasungu have arrested a 19-year-old man for blocking access of a road and forcing road users, especially motorists pay him money for a self appointed public works maintenance job on the M1 road.

Motorists expressed how frustrating it was to be harassed by the man

Police spokesperson in Kasungu Harry Namwaza said the law enforcers rushed to Chikwelera village on M1 road in Kasungu where Chiyembekezo Phiri allegedly blocked the road with sand.

“Vehicle drivers were forced to pay K1000 to allow them pass through, motor cyclists were forced to pay K700 while bicycle riders were told to pay K300 to have access to the public road,” said Namwaza.

Namwaza said Phiri has since been charged with conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

He said it is illegal to block access of a public road.

Some people, especially in cities and towns block access to public roads and bridges demanding money from road users on a self imposed road or bridge maintenance works.

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God have Mercy
God have Mercy
1 year ago

Mwanatu sanalakwise, amafunisisa kupeza njira yopezera ndalama kuti athandizidwe ku nkhani ya chakudya after njala yavuta pa Malawi. Musamumange PILIZI

Kwinyani
Kwinyani
1 year ago

KOMANSO ANTHU AKU KASUNGU ALIBE MZERU . HOW CAN A 19 YEAR OLD BOY FORCE OR MAKE THE PAY TO ACCESS A PUBLIC ROAD.
NDIKANAMUPEDZA MWANA AMENEYU BWENZI PANO ALI MALEMU.

chipwika
chipwika
1 year ago

Mmene akuonekera munthuyo akuvutika ndi njala. Musamumange mungomuthandiza ndi chakudya basi.

Razor chakwera
1 year ago
Reply to  chipwika

Apite kuselo basi

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