Villagers storm Admarc land, Malawi police use tear gas to disperse mob: 7 arrested

Malawi Police in Chikhwawa threw tear-gas canisters on Monday to an angry mob of villagers who pelted stones at the law enforcers after they invaded Mapelera Admarc depot land, claiming the government snatched it from them
without consent.

Chingwalu: Police dispersed the villagers

Officer in Charge for Chikhwawa Police Dave Chingwalu confirmed the incident, saying seven villagers, including a woman, have been arrested for the fracas.

Chingwalu however said no one was injured during the 20 minute running battles between the police, who were armed with guns and the villagers, who were armed with stones.

“We managed to calm the situation. The situation is now under control,” he said.

He advised villagers to avoid resorting to violence whenever they wanted to have their voices heard.

“People should avoid taking the law into their own hands. There are many legal ways which they can seek redress when they feel their rights have been tramped upon,” said the officer in charge.

Reports indicate the office of the district commissioner will engage traditional and other leaders on the matter to find a lasting solution to the villagers’ grievances.

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Hatton
Hatton
4 years ago

A Mia, tamapangani ndale zotukula dziko. Dela la mapelela ndi la njala; kodi A ADMARC akatseka msika wa Mapelela, nthawi ya njala anthu a M’dela limeneli adzikagula chimanga kuti?

beje
beje
4 years ago
Reply to  Hatton

where does Mia come in here?

#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
4 years ago

“People should avoid taking the law into their own hands. There are many legal ways which they can seek redress when they feel their rights have been tramped upon,” said the officer in charge” This is what happens when ordinary citizens feel that there is breakdown in the rule of law. Unfortunately they see what’s happening with political and government leadership. There is so much impunity that ordinary citizens are adopting same behaviour. If we are not careful ladies and gentlemen in political leadership offices, we will end up with a banana republic with society that doesn’t care about the… Read more »

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