Police pounce on street kids over attack on pupils in Blantyre

Eight street kids commonly known as Masikini have been arrested for wounding two Namiwawa Primary School pupils in Blantyre on November 27 this year.

The victims who are 16 years old and in standard 8 are said to have been going to school around 6:00 am in the morning when a group of street kids descended on them.

Blantyre police public relations officer sub inspector Augustus Nkhwazi said as the pupils were getting close to Namiwawa road near Alliance General a group of street kids descended on them demanding to be given some money.

“The suspects turned violent after the girls refused to give them the money and one was stabbed three times in the head.

“The other girl sustained a scratch in the head and were both taken to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital for treatment,” Nkhwazi said.

He further said a report was made to police on the same day the attack happened and they managed to arrest two of the suspects aged 16 on Wednesday November 28, and six more were arrested in Mbayani.

“The kids were using one of the video shows in Mbayani as their lodging place,” he said.

Meanwhile, the victims have identified three of the suspects to be the one who attacked them and have been charged with unlawful wounding.

The other five suspects will soon appear in court to answer charges of Idle and disorderly.

The suspects’ ages range from 13 to 17 years old and all hail from Mbayani Traditional Authority Machinjiri in Blantyre.

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Johni
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Johni

The charges! Where is wounding?

Kaisi Kaisi
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That’s what happens when the gap between the poor and the rich is far wide. Iam feeling sorry for those masikin kids as some did not choose to one.

Chingaipe
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Chingaipe

A few month ago , a boy was beaten , robbed of his possessions around 6pm by a group of street kids around Blantyre post office . This problem if not quickly resolved will result in formation of street kids gangs who will terrorise locations in a massive way.

Dulli
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Dulli

The Masikini are taking their trade to new proportions and need to be stopped immediately.

Bystander
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Bystander

Police patrols. Just found them all up. They are very violent. Watch them engage each other in a fight. They can be really violent and merciless.

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Bystander

Just found them all up. And close these video show rooms. It harbours thieves. Grown up thieves hide in these video show rooms and there they recruit street kids to accompany them on house breaking and robbery missions. This is a fact. They go and ransack cars at parties and surrender the loot to the “bosses”.

Maria
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Maria

Yes Watch them fight each other, a street just across Victoria hotel in Blantyre, for a peace of meat that the hotel gave and one ate it. Eiish. They are dangerous not only to young ones but even grown up people. There is need to do something.

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