Police shuts its school indefinitely after riots

Malawi Police has ordered its secondary school in eastern city of Zomba to be indefinitely closed following rioting of students.

The students went on rampage on Thursday in protests of the  fellow students who were suspended from school.

Police Secondary School authorities suspended the seven students following complaints from Masongola Secondary School  that they had invated their campus to attack the students there.

This did not go down well with Masongola authorities who complained to Police.

Masongola secondary school was invaded by police secondary school students

After investigations, Police secondary suspended seven students suspected to have been ring leaders. The suspension triggered riots among the students who damaged school property.

About eight students have since been arrested.

“We have detained students suspected to have been leading the rioting,” Eastern Region Police deputy spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude.

“We have charged them with conduct likely to cause breach of peace. The matter is still under investigations and more arrests are likely,” he said.

The development comes at a time when police detained over 15 student at St John Bosco Secondary School in Mzimba after the students went on rampage on Monday night, damaging school property including teachers’ houses.

Mzimba police spokesperson Gift Nyirongo said investigations were continuing, but stressed that preliminary findings indicate they were obsessed with “making their school infamous.”

Mzuzu government secondary school also erupted recently when student smashed windows panes at their school while those at Bandawe girls torched some facilities at the school over reasons authorities branded as petty, according to published reports.

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