16 October 2016 Last updated at: 7:42 AM

Two guards in jail for killing thief

Police in Bvumbwe have arrested two men for beating a suspected thief who died a day later.

According to Assistant Public Relations Officer Widson Nhlane, the two murder suspects are identified as Emmanuel Foster aged 28 and Issah Kailosi aged 64 who are security guards of Mphedzu estate.

Nhlane said the deceased, 38 year-old Leymon Meja, went to the estate to steal blue gum trees on 25 September this year and was caught by the two guards who assaulted him.

cuffsHe added that when the deceased went home, his relatives took to him to Bvumbwe police where he was issued with a medical report to receive treatment at Thyolo district hospital. Meja was treated as an outpatient but he died the next day.

This provoked the villagers who went to the estate and damaged office windows, burnt a forest, and cut down blue gum trees.

Police rushed to calm the situation and after investigations, on 11 October they arrested the two guards.

The two will appear before court soon to answer murder charges as they are suspected to have acted contrary to section 209 of the penal code.

The deceased hailed from Namaona village T/A Chimaliro in Thyolo district.

In another incident, a 15 year old boy has died after being hit by a falling branch of blue gum tree in Thyolo.

Limbe police deputy spokesperson identified the deceased as Albert Khawaleya who was staying at Kaombe village.

Nhlane said the incident occurred when the deceased went to a maize field for farming activities.

“The deceased Albert Khawaleya went to a maize field for farming activities and while there a branch of a blue gum tree fell on him,” said Nhlane.

His relatives took him to Thyolo hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Postmortem results show that he died due to head injuries.

The deceased hailed from Nkambe village T/A Bvumbwe in Thyolo district.



51 Comments On "Two guards in jail for killing thief"

  • Mwalakwa powamanga okuba ndiasilu

  • Admin uzisintha pic! Dzana tawelenga kut driver wina ammanga chifukwa chokweza anthu mu truck, picture yake ndiyomweyi wayika apayi…… Anyway SHUPIT

  • Alondawo awatulutse , apollicenu mulibe nzeru mumakondwera mbava zikamavutisa , njila yabwino tikagwira wakuba kungopha .

  • Thats how malawi works, it was beta for the thief to kill a guard because in malawi thieves are very impotant,poor malawi, poor police, the guards are innocent,

  • Não mposso fazer isso policia poque guarda não conseguir pegar ladrão

  • Komatu inuwo omalawi polisi simuchi vabwino masiku yano. Tsanu mmati vimagambavo vivuraze magadiwo mukadakondwa zedi waaa? Khalibwe lodzikonda muluchitari nsakubisireni yapapa.

  • ntchitoo ya alonda ndikupereka chitetezo osati kupereka imfa…Apolisiwo sikuti alakwitsa koma munthu akafa amene waphayoo amayenera kukafotokoza mene zinakhalira ndie kwaine ndikuona ngat palibe chachilendoooo

  • Killing human is called murder, beating a thief is trying to reduce the lawlessness or to reduce the interest of thieves to thieving. If a thief dies from a fair beating he dies like a soldier from war the shooter is not arrested. I don’t support the arrest

  • mumafuna wakubayo aphe alondawo

  • Moyo ndi okondela uwu!! Mumafuna adakaphedwa ma guards mudakakodwera eti??

  • these boy’s deserve nyoota than owamangao

  • Mbuzi za apolice malamulo opusa,apha mbava alakwanso?Nanga mbavazo zikanapha alondawo zikanatani?

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  • Aaaa sadalakwise coz amagwila ntchito yawo ndiye inu mukufuna athu awili akadafa ,bola afe wakubayo

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  • So in anything you hate Police? u have no idea what it is and all u do is kutukwana mmalo movetsetsa. a Police alakwa chani apa? ” The two will appear before court soon to answer murder charges as they are suspected to have acted contrary to section 209 of the penal code.” and u kno nothing about malamulo and safety of the detained watchmen.. The story clearly says villagers went to estate and wreck havoc, do u have an idea what they cud do to the guards?

  • M,malo moti muwayamikire agwira ntchito yabwino mukutenga unyolo kuwamanso, kodi chabwino ndi chiti ? Nanga analembedwa ntchito yatani anthuwo ? ZACHAMBA

  • sent by those who arrested them,FREEDOM OF STEAlING for the thieves in Malawi

  • Apolisi amasangalala akuba akamatibera bwanji awamangA azilondawo? Awatulutse azilondawo sanalakwe. Akagwidwa aziphedwa basi akagwidwa umbava waonjeza kwabvumbwe kuno great news for guards job well done police at bvumbwe release the guards.

  • No mulandu pamenepa stupid police

  • “Malo mot apolice atengele chitsanzo chabwino chimene aziphwawowo apanga akukamanganaso”

  • A police zakuwawani chifukwa balao yaphedwa.mumafuna kuti alondao aphedwe kuti bavao mukaigwira mukaitchanje ndlama nyama ndi green pa bello.mwanya.

  • Ine kusilira maiko anzathu kulibe wokuba, ndipo anthu business apanga ndi usiku womwe. Si za kwathu kumalawi, apolisi kumalimbikitsa kuba. Zonvetsa chisoni

  • Mbava zimenezo zichipha ma guard, a police akanakondwera pokuti amadyera limodzi ndi mbava. LEAVE THE GUARDS ALONE PLZ

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  • That thief was sent by those police officials, that is why the innocent guards are locked up. Akanasangalala zikanachita opposite.

  • Police release them in addition give them guns they should also have promotion at their working place

  • Asaa police iwatulutse maguardwo

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  • Ndiye chimene alakwa ma gardwo ndichani? Inu mukulephela kugwira mbava ndiye anzanu agwira ntchito mukuwamanganso amasuleni stupid

  • Amafuna ataphedwa mulonda shameee

  • vumbwe police leave the guds ,,,,

  • Apolice akumalawi ndiopepela okhaokha, ndipo palibe chanzeru chomwe amachita. Ndingoti samaziwa tnchito, kodi nanga alondao akanaphedwa okubao akanamangibwa? Apolice akulephera kugwira okuba koma gaurd wamba akukwanisa kuthana ndiokuba kkkkk

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  • koma mumafuna afe ndan kut mukondwe? inuso ndi mbava paja (a police)

  • That’s bullshit koma akadaphedwa alondawo u would have been happy.

  • Leave the guards alone they were on duty we want a theft free generation by 2020

  • mbala amazitulutsa ku (POLICE) achitabwino,atuluke amenewo!!!!

  • Naphtali says:

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