Police arrest UDF’s Ndanga over torching of UTM office probe

United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesman Ken Ndanga has been arrested on suspicion that he had a hand in the torching of UTM office in Lilongwe which led to loss of three lives, Malawi police have confirmed.

Ndanga: Suspected to have a hand and is questioned by police 

Deputy national police spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude said police were interested to question Ndanga over the matter as part of continued investigations.

Police have also impounded four vehicles suspected to have been used in the attack.

Earlier, Police have arrested four members of a gang that allegedly torched the UTM offices.

Prior to the fresh presidential election, the UTM offices were struck by a petrol bomb. The attack affected late Selemani Tambala’s family.

The family was housed in one part of the building. Various stakeholders, including UTM and Human Rights Defenders Coalition demanded justice for the Tambala family.

Nyaude said investigations were still underway.

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An Eye for an Eye
10 months ago

The problem when we have a stupid old president in control. Even during Kamuzu era the Youth League were closing shops and forcing people to buy party cards without the knowledge of the old man and anamupweteketsa. Mr. Ariel Katola Phiri once told a rally that the Ngwazi should not get involved as he and the Youth League would deal with any uprising. He literally said, “A Ngwazi inu pheeeee. Mama inu pheeee……..” what happened? MCP lost but the good thing is that they never burnt houses. They never killed senior civil servants because the police was professional. The army… Read more »

Bengo
Bengo
10 months ago

Sizikuthandizani izi inu a Tonse. Focus on real things. Your clock has started ticking. This will take u nowhere. MARK MY WORDS!!!

Emmanuel means God is With Us.
Reply to  Bengo

A Bengo what if it was your family member that was killed. Please do not forget that the police was in the hands of a cadet Mwapasa who swept these cases under the carpet. Those who committed crimes forgot that one day they will be accountable for what they did.

Chalo
10 months ago

In response to Otayo above, please know that the Msundwe murder suspects were already detained and are in remand at Maula prison awaiting trial since supt. Imedi was killed.

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
10 months ago

Kodi Chilima akuphetsa anthu ndi COVID-19 simikumumanga bwanji? Anauza anthu kuti COVID-19 kulibe ndipo anthu anamvera. Panu anthu akufa ambirimbiri. Mukumusiiranji?

Burundi
Burundi
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

Simunati mulira ndithu

Lego
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

That is out of order and ukuoneka ngati point ili apa sunawerenge

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

The first to be arrested on covid related offences will be APM for deliberately importing coronavirus from SA in order to stop the June election…..

Chilungamo chafika
Chilungamo chafika
10 months ago

I have prayed to my God when I saw shocking pictures and the family of Tambala rest in peace brutally killed for no reason.I declared that DPP and UDF will never rule until 40 yrs from now because of that and the perpetrators will hardly go beyond 5 yrs.Read this prophecy and lamentation.In the name of Jesus Christ it is declared Amen.

Lego
10 months ago

Amen!

Otayo
Otayo
10 months ago

ARE THERE ANY SUSPECTS FROM TONSE ALLIANCE/MCP/UTM Yes it’s the duty of the police to arrest suspects for a crime. It Will be a credit if police can also arrest speedily the suspects who brutally murdered one of their officers at Msundwe. It will be an Honour to their fellow police officer who suffered a horrific death at Msundwe. In contrary arresting only suspects from opposition parties , will be seen as an attempt by government to dismantle opposition and bury democracy. Many countries have tried this philosophy of destroying oppodition but they have failed. The world is watching very… Read more »

Chilungamo chafika
Chilungamo chafika
10 months ago
Reply to  Otayo

Ndinu Munthu opanda nzimu.kuteloko mwakwiya.Kwa Nsundwe opha adagwidwa nthawi yomwe ija ndi kadeti wanu uja plus kugwirira Ana ndi azimayi osalakwa.Koma lero mwamva kuti a police agwira aliyense.Tonse uja ndi ameneyo.Chilungamo kwa Malawi.Zovuta zikhalapo.Koma iwalani kuti 2025 DPP idzapamvana.Vuto mudasamala chigawo chimodzi.

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
10 months ago
Reply to  Otayo

Galu iwe

Mwene
Mwene
10 months ago
Reply to  Otayo

The world will now KNOW that Malawians don’t sit phwiii!!!!!! on criminal activities. They do follow up crimes until perpetrators are brought to book!!!!!

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
10 months ago

I demand justice to my brother on this matter don’t say which hunting

President Chisokonezo
President Chisokonezo
10 months ago

Lives were lost. Amangeni ndipo aphedwe pa makako

Opportunist
Opportunist
10 months ago

So you are the one who has killed Tambala family.Evil man rot in jail

Maluwa
10 months ago

Are these arrests done on merit or it’s part of strategy of trying to weaken the opposition through intimidation

Khalifonya
Khalifonya
10 months ago
Reply to  Maluwa

Are you stupid? People died here and you are asking such a stupid question? Idiot

Namulondola Njira
10 months ago
Reply to  Khalifonya

Emotions will not help you. You need sober mind. It is true whatMaluwa is saying. This is selective justice. During DPP rule none were arrest on silly matters. What about Msundwe boys who killed the police officer, who has been arrested. What about who torched their armoured vehicle who has been arrested. What about who undressed the police woman, who has been arrested. What about those who destroyed properties, rooted and vandalised other peoples property who has been arrested. Sometimes stupidity causes us to support wrong things. Some of the arrest are trivial wasting resources.

Khalifonya
Khalifonya
10 months ago

@Namulondola Njira: If noone was arrested during the DPP era, then that was due to the failures of DPP. If you ask for my opinion, as it has recently became apparent, no-one was arrested during the administration of DPP because they themselves were so corrupt and busy emptying Govt coffers to the point where these institutions were crippled and totally incapacitated. These are the failures of DPP. I am saddened with the fact that you are comparing cases of loss of property with a case of loss of 3 innocent lives. Properties are replaceable, lives are not. Mlandu siuwola ayi… Read more »

Mwikho
Mwikho
10 months ago

It is DPP govt. that should have arrested them but was incompetent or else busy looting. What about those who raped innocent women of Msundwe?? Not one but several. The policeman might have been carrying out Wrongful orders!!! and could be one of the rapist!!!!!!

Nyapakwanja
10 months ago
Reply to  Maluwa

Mr. Cadet, are a stranger in this land? lives wer lost and you say witch hunting? pr are the next one to be nabbed?

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
10 months ago
Reply to  Nyapakwanja

Lives are still being lost through COVID-19 but you let Chilima who said there was no COVID-19 in Malawi scot free. This is witch-hunt.

Charles
Charles
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

This is not the issue here you idiot! Use your thick head to think!

Mwene
Mwene
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

Imported Covid-19 cases from RSA are responsible for the current covid-19 cases. This is straight-forward and clear!!!!!!!

Mfumu Jay
Mfumu Jay
10 months ago
Reply to  Maluwa

@Maluwa: you’re completely senseless, unfeeling – ufitiiii?? “Weakening the opposition”? Really? If the deceased were your family, would you have been happy to see them lose their lives in such a barbaric act? Think before you write such trash!

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