Police arrests gang members in Balaka


Malawi Police in Balaka district have arrested 14 members of a gang calling themselves Ziwanda crew.

The suspects who are aged between 13 and 17 were arrested after they assaulted a 17 year old girl at Majiga location in the district.

Balaka Police spokesperson Inspector Joseph Sauka confirmed the arrest.

According to the victim, a gang of over 20 pounced on her, and started beating her while others were touching her private parts but she managed to free herself after she cried for help and wounded one of the gang members.

Arrested“After the incident police managed to arrest one suspect who upon interview confessed that he is a member of gang calling themselves Ziwanda crew a development that forced the Police to launch a manhunt and managed to arrest the other members,” said Sauka.

According to Sauka, Ziwanda crew which was based at Mangerengere location is a gang of over 20 members of which 6 are girls and most of them are in primary school and only a few are in secondary school.

He added that the gang convenes day and night in uncompleted houses where they smoke Indian hemp, drink beer and do all sorts of nasty things; and from there they go to the streets at night where they beat up everyone they come across and cause public nuisance by shouting obscene words in the streets.

So far, Police have managed to arrest 14 members and are still hunting for the gang leader who is only known as Rasta Zibaba and the other members who have freed the area.

All the suspects will appear before court where they will answer a case of Indecent Assault which is contrary to section 137, sub section 1 of the Penal code.

*Additional reporting by Geofrey Banda



  1. Why Malawi why????….. Mixiii having crew consisting with young children like those ones?

  2. Ok gud job but those they steal our tax, y they not gat arrested, one of dem, azungu andituma y? Ndatukwanapo apa?

  3. Bigup!!ma mpas asosoleni mafanawo mpaka achoke ziwanda ndi zibaba asamaiware Kut Kuno ndiku Malawi

  4. Tiwana ta ziwanda kungotipha ngati msikizi timeneto asatisowetse mtendere mu Balaka muno sha! Afufuzenso makolo awo agwidwenso. Big up MP

  5. Ziwanda?..anathawiranso pawindow kuxul..otherwyz they cud find an English name…arrest them & muwaputhe wezi,asamaphwekese..crew crew my foot!

  6. apa nde mwaitha apolice mix ndangomva kut kogwira anawa munatenga matama 20 ndi migani ngat Banzuka.big up mps aphereni komko anapiyewo

  7. Ziwanda Crew? Mmmmmmmmm calling them selves demons, these boys need high voltage deliverance, malawi police service is now doing well in its duties, so nw its up to our gvment to improve the living standards of these police officerz!

  8. Just kill them these stuipd pipo they dont ve a life but think they can do anything they like and harm innocent pipo in anyway they like thats why i hate thieves thanks to police pipo for catching them.

  9. While in balaka again at mangochi turn off, ayoung boy of the age 10. Was turning into snake, cat in witchcraft. He was rescued by world vision driver, from angry mob justice

  10. The malawi police services plays a vital role in securing our, but the problem is poor salaries these people obtains, poor houses where these people are staying. They are staying in qortaz.

  11. I hope Malawi police service now is doing its job required kip it up in alleviating crime and promoting development in Malawi

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