Police arrest more people without face masks

Malawi Police continue to arrest more people found without face masks despite condemnation that the law enforcers are assaulting those deemed contravening the strict covid-19 preventive measures.

Arrested including university professor Chilimapumnga

In Limbe, police have arrested 30 people for not wearing face masks.

Spokesperson for the Limbe police Patrick Mussa, says the suspects have since been charged with “not wearing a face mask in a public area” and will appear in court soon.

In Dowa, police have arrested 13 people for being found in public without face masks.

Police publicist, Gladson M’bupha says the suspects, ages range from 31 to 37 and were arrested on Friday morning (January 22, 2021) at Dowa Boma and Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa District.

This was after Officer In-charge for Dowa Police Station Deputy Commissioner Rhoda Manjolo and her team were monitoring the situation to make sure that people are adhering to the rules and regulations between Dowa Boma and Dzaleka Refugee Camp.

During the exercise, 6 were arrested at Dowa Boma, 7 at Dzaleka Refugee Camp while one was found selling beer at Dzaleka Refugee Camp outside permitted hours.

The suspects will appear before court soon to answer charges of failing to comply with Covid-19 rules and regulations.

In a related development, 4 people have been arrested in Nkhotakota for allegedly failing to wear face masks in public.

The four suspects  have been identified as Mwayi Dalisoni,  of Kapangama Village in Ntchisi, Eliya Phiri , Esau Banda and Enerst Chibothera all from Nkhotakota.

It is said that the four, were found  moving around at Nkhotakota main market without wearing face masks.

They were instantly arrested and will appear before court soon to answer the charges leveled against them according to Paul Malimwe Deputy Police Spokesperson for Nkhotakota.

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera  urged  Malawians to adhere to the Covid-19 rules and regulations  including wearing face masks in public,  saying they will enforce the law and conduct their work without infringing on rights of the citizenry.

Recently, the country has been witnessing an upsurge in Covid-19 cases in the wake of the second wave of the pandemic.

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Christopher
Christopher
6 months ago

Chonde amalawi onse ofuka kuchenjera kungolorera za chizindikiro chikubweracho mwankana yesu musavurale chifukwa cha anthu ena

Mike Bamusi
Mike Bamusi
6 months ago

You don’t need to take them to court.introduce spot fines as long as money is deposited in government account

Kapsya
Kapsya
6 months ago

Kodi a police achigawo chakumpoto amagwiratsa ntchito malamulo ake ait? Pankhani ya covid19 yomweyi anthu akumwera 4 pampando kucokera ku Mzuzu kupita kukaronga/Mzimba/Dwangwa/Nkhatabay komanso Rumphi.a police amangozungulira kumbuyo kwa galimoto ndikulandirako ndalama basi. Mukafika kukaronga muzamva kuti corona ali ku lilongwe ndi kublantyre koma sindinamvepo kuti a police amanga wanthu osavala mask kukaronga ndi maboma ozungulira kumpoto. Kodi karonga sikusiyana bwanji ndi Dowa/Mulanje. A police akumpoto they’re the most corrupted policemen in Malawi.Ceanta imanyamula anthu 18 kumpoto a traffic akuona.Chonde Inspector general tiuzeni ngati kumpoto ndi Malawi momuno.Ngati mpoto ali Malawi ndicifukwa cani satsata malamulo omwe mwayika?

Malawian
Malawian
6 months ago

All the people in the picture are wearing mask. How come they have been arrested? The journalist must write a readable story not this gabbage

Guest
Guest
6 months ago

Why are they sitting next to each other? Why no distance? This is counter-productive

Kagwa
Kagwa
6 months ago

If possible, the govt must provide free masks to Malawians who cannot afford to buy a mask. I am sure, there are some who don’t wear masks simply because they cannot be able to buy.

Nam'gwagwa
Nam'gwagwa
6 months ago
Reply to  Kagwa

Are you sure that if Gvt distribute masks people will be wearing them?
To me that will be a wastage of resources. Onse omwe akumawapeza alibe mask sikuti akukhala alibesi koma akumafika mthumba nkumadIuza kutindivala nkaona a police ngati kuti a police wo ndi covid 19. Zomwezi zosunga moyo wathu omwezi mpaka kumadikira wina atikakamize?
Ngati ndi zikhulupiriro zitipweteketsa ndithu.

Hawell
6 months ago

Kkkkkkkk tiye nazoni nanga ndi DPP imeneyinso ngati? Bcoz if it were dpp bwenzi kuli phokoso la phwee ife athu ndi maso APM akayika mfundo zokhwima HRDC koma ku nsewu lero kuli zii will see come 2025 and once dpp will implement the same tisadzamve nyansi zanu zija zongoti wewewe wewewe chifukwa tawona kuti lanu lina kaduka chabe sikuti mwana wa mnzanu analibe nzeru yayi!!!!!

Umphawi suonankhope
Umphawi suonankhope
6 months ago
Reply to  Hawell

Covid-19 and Covid-20 (DPP) will not be there in 2025

NEW MALAWI
NEW MALAWI
6 months ago

I WISH I LIVED IN TANZANIA WHERE MAGUFULI IS

Covivax
Covivax
6 months ago
Reply to  NEW MALAWI

Please kindly proceed.

Rex
Rex
6 months ago
Reply to  NEW MALAWI

Go and live there. May be that’s where you belong.

Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
6 months ago

Dear Your Excellency & IG, It’s as tupidity to the core what your police office are doing. Arresting someone because of face mask,why&for what.The best police must do is just to caution them.Mumanga amgati?this is exactly what the then Kamuzu MCP was treating people. Palibe chifukwa apa chomangilana,mask? Manga I a police ogwirira azimayi kwa Msundwe,wopha anthu mu cell.Koma Mr President,when will Malawi be democratic….am telling you here,mumanga onse mukhala nokha.leave people to walk free,mask no mask,it’s not a time. Mukuvala mamaseji koma chiwerengelo chikukwelelakwerela,what’s that? I told you,allow people to free pray pray,corona will vanish,believe me. Sanitizer,kusamba mumanja,maskiwo za… Read more »

Interloper
6 months ago

Cool. This should apply to all men who do not wear a condom. […albeit in private . . ……]

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