Student ‘killed’ villager: Malawi catholic university in Mangochi DMI-St. John closed

DMI-St. John the Baptist University, a catholic university runs by the Sisters of Daughters of Mary Immaculate, Mangochi Campus, had been besieged by  irate villagers on Sunday. Police and Malawi Defence Force soldiers failed to contain the people and advised the institution to close.

Students and lecturers from DMI-St John the Baptist University, Mangochi
Students and lecturers from DMI-St John the Baptist University, Mangochi

The villagers set the institution on fire , allegedly after a student killed a villager.

“Police and soldiers have barricaded the school and we are not allowed out of the premises,” reports one of the students.

Investigations reveal two villagers have died due to DMI students.

“The first one is a man who died of BP after seeing his heavily pregnant wife being beaten for a laptop stolen from a student. His death was confirmed Saturday and his pregnant wife prematurely gave birth same day to baby twins.

“The second death has been confirmed today of a man who was beaten up by an angry mob after a school girl, whom he raped this very semester recognised him.”

He was admitted yesterday.

“Villagers want revenge. All the students who sleep out of campus slept in campus last night and they are dead worried about their assets out there.

“Right now police has surrounded our school as it is still not safe enough. The school has to close,” says the student.

Some students are already making evacuation plans with parents and relatives.

Meanwhile, the university authorities have announced that they have closed the college. A bus has been hired to evacuate the students out of the campus protected by police.

.St. John the Baptist University in Mangochi was established in 2010 under the supervision of the Catholic Development Commission of Malawi-education division.

The strict Catholic church school is in the lakeshore district of Mangochi.

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Paul Sitima
Paul Sitima
4 years ago

If Catholic Universities were enrolling only Catholics, such messes would not be the occurrence of the day. It’s easier for a catholic to counsel a catholic.

Gloria
Gloria
4 years ago

Catholic Universities are breeding grounds for criminals and murderers. My son in-law’s blood who was brutally murdered by Catholic University students at Montfort campus is still crying to God for vengeance. May God avenge the brutal murder of my son in-law. It would be proper and better to close these universities as they are nothing but den of criminals and drunkards. Students are just on the loose. I hate this place with a hatred that is stronger than the love I had for it. Worse still, the murderers are on bail because I am told they found a lawyer. Are… Read more »

Bishop Thomson chirwa
4 years ago

Mnyetete nonse mpaka maindian o. Tikudululani mbolo Chaka chake ndi chino

fredinho mizelo
fredinho mizelo
4 years ago

m’mene nkhani ili palibe choti kupa mzimu it is just a small isue if u can put life &a laptop on a beam balance which weighs most valuable the police need 2 do something pamene madzi asanafike m’khosi bcz the villagers will do big thing …..you educated surveges mukusiyana pati ndi osalowa mkalasi

chonchobe
4 years ago

may the poor soul rest in eternal peace

wachiyawo wangalusa
wachiyawo wangalusa
4 years ago

Best way is to go to burn a school………cos they are fools.what is a stupid laptop can cos so such probem and I heard he also found a laptop few days ago so what else he wanted?no more another solution…….no more DMI in Mangochi

lyinah
lyinah
4 years ago

hehehe okufa lero safa mawa

Wabwino
Wabwino
4 years ago

Please in whatever we do to develop Malawi, we need to carefully come up with opportunity analysis and risk management plans. When opening a university we know what students when they come together – we know how they behave. We know we will be dealing with social integration, issues to do with trust, possible areas of conflicts etc All elements to do with opportunity and risk analysis should involve students and communities, lecturers etc. This arrangement should apply to secondary schools as well. Plans should be developed to capitalise on opportunities and eliminate, mitigate, distribute or transfer risks etc Some… Read more »

kawonga
4 years ago

ana inu mwashosha yolakwika. mwayiyambayo ndi midyomba, nkhawa adapachika kalekale. although mutazatsegurile nonse outside campus muli mmadzi. kapepeseni

killer 1
killer 1
4 years ago

makape simukudziwa the truth about the incident. mukungosokosela apa.

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