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Police in Mulanje this morning shot two thugs who injured an officer and tried to steal a gun from officers manning a roadblock in the district.

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The injured robbers placed in Police vehicle.

According to Mulanje Police Public Relations Officer Gresham Ngwira, the two thugs who were wearing masks came out of a tea estate and invaded the roadblock that was mounted at Ng’omba along Muloza-Mulanje Road.

One of them who had a pistol, shot the officer Sub Inspector Masautso Phiri on his left leg and grabbed a BXP rifle before running towards Mimosa forest.

Other police officers followed the thugs and there was an exchange of gunfire that left the two criminals injured.

The police then recovered their rifle, a BXP, and seized the criminals’ pistol.

Ngwira has identified the criminals as Edwin M’bwana, about 32 and Chimwemwe Frank about 36 both from Mbayani in Blantyre.

They are both in critical condition. The injured officer was taken to Mulanje hospital where he is receiving treament.

Meanwhile, police in the district say they are happy that the two rifles have been recovered since the weapons could have been used to cause terror to the community.

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  1. What goes around comes around thank u Mj pipo these pipo are real thugs they start here in Durbain they rob me and others and short another Indian to death and run after notice that police ware hunted them.

  2. NEWS LINE??? HEADING MISLEADING PEOPLE. YOUR CAPTIONED PICTURES SHOWS THE TWO THUGS KILLED BY POLICE OFFICERS AND YOU CHOOSE TO RIGHT THAT MISLEADING HEADING. DZUKA MALAWI DZUKA!!!

  3. Vuto apolice athu amangopasidwa zipolopolo ziwili pena zitatu basi! Wapolisi mpaseni mabooom, machine gun, akasinja, bullet proof, komanso azidya bwino azinenepa mwina ndi njala ndiye samaoneka mwa upolice police sooooo• Ndipaborder pamenepo musayike moyo wa apolice athu pachiswe

  4. Komanso okubawa mpaka kukapanga attack roadblock ya police kupanda mantha kwake kwantundu wanji awachita bwino kunali kungowaotcha basi anthu osafunikila dziko

  5. I gut two thumbs up for the Malawi Police Service, this shows how courageous you are though friendly but definately not to be messed with. You have good reputation outside Malawi and this definately boosts it up. Am proud of you!!

  6. Let the police have AK47 guns in our roadblock, again a gunholder must not be closer to the gate he or shee must stay at a distance so that when anything happens, the police shooter must be eagerly secured.

    • Akalowe basi for gd mfuti anazitenga kuti?asakatulukeko komanso azikadya kamodzi pasoku kumeneko.Chifukwa olo atafela kundendeko palibe angadandaule malo mokalima kumalimbana ndikuombelana ndi apolice ,Well done police officers who have nabbed these thugs dont show them any mercy

  7. Ndizomvetsa chisoni ndi mantha kwa anthu awa apolice. Boma ndilomwe likubweletsa mavuto akulu maka m’makhothi kupeleka chigamulo chofewa kwa zigawenga zopha anthu. Nanunso apolice don’t go to drink kachasu with agun. Ndipamene mukumalandidwapa ndizigawenga. Ku malawi ndidziko lamtendere sidziko loyenda kumalemedwa ndifuti ai ngati ku no ku Moz wapolice aliyense paphewapa kuchita kubwera chipsyera nako kupachika mfuti paphewa.

  8. phepani chomene our policeman but next time be the first one to shoot in the head then mwathana nawo otherwise pa lundi ndivo ivo sono nawo wakuwezga moto wish u a quixk recovery

  9. Sad that the officer got injured! Police should come up with aspecial package to reward such kind of cases otherwise their work seem to be risky and challenging