Angry polytechnic students’ parents storm Blantyre Police

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The University of Malawi (Unima) fees hike matter has now forced parents of 14 arrested Malawi Polytechnic students to hold a vigil at Blantyre Police station demanding the release of their children.

Malawi Students arrested for protesting

Poly students during the demos

On Friday, police arrested 14 students from the Polytechnic, a constitute college of Unima, following demonstrations against fees hike.

Since Saturday parents for the arrested students could not hide their anger as they demanded immediate police bail for the children.

The parents cited mistreatment by police officers to the students in police cells saying they were being beaten and being poured cold water on their faces.

Spokesperson for the parents Havery Soko said the police used guns to disperse parents who vowed not to leave the station until the release of their wards.

He added that parents opted to sleep at Wenela bus depot while waiting for their demands to be addressed on Sunday through their lawyer.

Meanwhile Southern region police spokesman James Kadadzera has downplayed reports of mistreatment to the students.

Kadadzera further condemned the action of parents to storm the station arguing that the development will pose security threats.

The students are to appear in court today to answer charges of conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

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  1. Izi zopweteka kwambili basi mukufuna athu ochita bwino okha okha aziphuzila? Even a Police wo ndi angati angakwanise kulipila mwana wao .

  2. Koma na mmene akutumbwira apolice kuwapha ndinjira yakhayo yabwino akudelera illike what they do ku south africa they shoot them too much but one day is one day ndizampezelera wina ndithu nzamusayatsa ndi petrol

  3. Koma na mmene akutumbwira apolice kuwapha ndinjira yakhayo yabwino akudelera illike what they do ku south africa they shoot them too much but one day is one day ndizampezelera wina ndithu nzamusayatsa ndi petrol

    • Big up police!!!, only in malawi, mbuli ndizomwe zimakhala patsogolo kunena anzawo kuti ndimbuli, since i knw malawians better sindingalimbane nanu bt still big up police

    • Anthu awilinu ndafuna ndikudziwitseni pamene mwaonetsela umbuli ndi uchitsilu wanu, u cudent even query wy am saying this kuti munvetsetse, if the police has bn good 2me pondithandiza kupeza katundu wanga amene anasowa nde mumati ndisawayamikile?, mbuli zenizeni za anthu nde inuyo coz mbuli zimataya nthawi yawo kulimbana ndikumenya nkhondo zomwe zopanda mutu just as u r doing here, buzy kulimbana ndi comment yanga yomwe ndinu mbuli posadziwa wy am saying big up police. once again mbuli za anthu inu

  4. Apolice ama funika kuma zi otcha ndi n.yonyo mbuzi zaana zi uku ndiku nyela pambali ndiku mati a olo ntanyela pambali ngati ndidzave kununkha ndine siadzava kununkha ndemene ayambile ku bwela ku chimbudziyo waiwala zoti uku tsegula nmimba ndendi mbuzi zaku nyambadwe za satanickz unkhosiko nmbeee ziku ononga katundu mbuzi

  5. Kodi iwe wapolice chimene mukuwamangila anawo ndichani iweyo wapolice ungalimbe kulipira fees yonseyo anawo kumenyela ufulu wamwana winaliyense muMalawi muno ananu osagonja ayi tinaoni koma makolo azanga kofunika nafe tipange ziwoneselo kt aziwe abomawo kuti akwiya dziko silikuyenda bwino anthu tingophedwa ngati makoswe zanyanya

  6. This thing started 4rom Vuwani in RSA then moved to Beitbridge border post all the way to Harare straight to Mozambique. Now in BT thru LL and trust me by next week it wil be in Mz. Becoz of corrupt and power hungry leaders who dont want to listen other pple. U wil breath fire.

  7. BT makolo akungenda police and LL Kamuzu College of nursing yavutanso kukugendedwa ndikuotchedwa magalimoto,kwa sala #Mzuzu,95% loading_tiyeni nayeni Bwampini mpaka atule pansi udindo ekha_kkkkkk_kwasalaso ku nkhani ya malo,kodi tithawira kuti guys?kukwezedwa kwa #fees,kusowa kwa #nchito,tizilipira #msonkho_pa_munda wanthu omwe,#kuchipatala tilipilenso and #njala,salary yolandira ma company,m’boma ndi mma #NGO yomweyobe