Student hacked for stealing sugarcane in Kasungu

An 18-year old student at Chayamba Secondary School in Kasungu is lying in agony at the district hospital after he was slashed by a panga knife on his left leg in a foiled theft of sugarcane at a farm near their school.

Bundle of fresh cut sugar cane

Bundle of fresh cut sugar cane

Police have identified the victim as Samuel Makonde,a form three scholar, and arrested the owner of the garden, 34-year old Jonathan Kazimete. He is expected to answer a charge of grievous harm.

“The Student met his fate on the night hours of 18th March but his accomplices managed to escape the wrath of the owner only him being caught and injured on his left leg from a panga knife,” said Kasungu Police Station Spokesperson Edwin Kaunda.

He explained that the owner of the sugarcane garden upon suspecting that some people were without consent harvesting his crop, started guarding in the garden and on the sad day he saw five young boys helping themselves to his crop at around 21:00 hours hence the action.

Kazimete is from Yabwalo village in traditional authority Kaomba in the same district.

It is not known whether the action of the students is due to the famous hunger that has hit many districts in the country or just out of lack of discipline.

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Dambudzo mwasanya

Nthawi zina ana sukulu do not have discipline for these villagers toiling in their farms close to their schools.Sometimes they are so abusive in their languages when they take cheap liquor of kachasu and start stealing these people things however the punishment meted for these wayward boy was too heavy for him.Students are supposed to be at the campus studying and eating whatever the school provides them than stealing from the villages close their school.Extra food is the responsibility of their parents sending them extra money.


Iyaaa mwana asadyeko mzimbe mwini munda walakwitsa.


@ 1(Msalanyama vge,)njala yavuta kumeneko, koma mwini munda amasulidwe as soon as posible.children MUST BE GUIDED kuba sikoyenera .Alangidwe basi mwanayo.kuti ena aphunzirepo asaaaa.

Blessings khonje

Comment kukhala ndikanapheratu inu kulima nditchito maka kutsegula dimba wakhaula a polisi sadziwa kulanga koma amngonyengelera.


Mwini DIMBA walakwaso chani? zinazi mmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!


..Zadziwika kuti apolice mukulimbikitsa umbamva, chifukwa mukumapereka malamulo onama, kusiya kuona chomwe chatsitsa nzaye kuti njobvu ithyoke mnyanga…..

mkazi wa dati

Umbava ouyamba ali mwana! Too bad, God heal our land

Patrick Majoni

This is the problem with most of scholars.The time there fellows were busy stuying,these stupid boys couldn’t hold their wickedness.If I were the owner of the farm,I could have amputated the leg as apermanent lesson.

yamikani Banda

kkkkk…mwina sukuluyo imaphunzitsa kuba


Boma la Malawi ‘muguliletu chimanga kwa Maiko anzanu chaka chino cha 2015 kukhala njala yoopsa… akubawa asulukanso… njala 2015….

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