Box 48 students gang up to kill alumni, tussle with police


Students of Dedza government secondary school popularly known as Box 48 on Sunday tussled with the police as the students wanted to kill a former student of the school for entering the campus.

Arrested: Box 48 students,

According to deputy police public relations officer for Dedza police constable Cassim Manda, police received a call from school headmaster Joseph Chioza informing them that some students wanted to kill Frank Kamala, a former student of the school who went into the campus to ask for his Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) results.

Manda further said that when police arrived at the campus to arrest Kamala whom they claimed behaved himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace, the students were not pleased as they insisted on dealing with the alumni.

Consequently, the angry students started stoning police officers but the law enforcers successfully managed to rescue Kamala.

When police left the campus, the belligerent student organised themselves, carried weapons and set off for Dedza town where they wanted to cause havoc.

But the police quickly moved in and managed to disperse the students before they reached town.

The law enforcers also arrested 20 students who will soon answer the charge of proposing violence at assemblies contrary to section 87 subsection (a) and (b) of penal code.

Meanwhile, security was intensified in Dedza for the past 24 hours and according to the police no damages have been reported.

Constable Manda has since hailed his colleagues for a job well done.



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  2. We don’t encourage this at school and some of you are proud of this. Furthermore, some of you did not report the bad behaviour and now you re . Tell your kids if they are doing it to stop otherwise they will inherit problems and curses from innocent blood.

  3. Muphulitse mimba ya Chiozayo ndi chitsilu kuno tidachita kumuthamangitsa paliso nkhani yoyitanila police apa (Nkhotakota secondary school) 2010-2014

  4. musandikumbuse pama lomwe amati 90 paka kupita kutoyazi after watibulidwa…titati tibwelele mbuyo na chaka changa chauform one unyama ayii apo nde apange skip.

  5. This is normal in most sec schools esp boarding schools,thats if u treated the juniors like dogs in yo time as a senior they squeez u a later stage in revange, so why making it nuz now?

    1. Ena Amakhala Anzelu Ndithu Ndikukumbuka Ndili Form1 At Nkhatabay Boys 2008 Wina Ankatiza Kwambiri Kma Mayeso Anamenya 10points Si Onse Mbuli.


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  9. Thats DEGOSS! Mukududsa moyera aphwanga! Zaka zimenezo ife timagona mtchire kamba ka tiz. Pano kulibe zimenezo! 1997-2000. And the most dangerous pple were sleeping in zomba-chongoni and shire-mulanje hostels. Musandililitsepo apa!

  10. Even @ Zomba police secondary school a certain classmate of mine was also beaten with some students who were in form one during our time, those students they were our sons when we were in form 4. That form 4 guy used to tease those students so it was a revenge time!

  11. Eish! spare my life anyani aku phiri inu,next week I will be there to collect my MSCE certificate and you are trying to terrify me! Tizaonana pamtika pompo

  12. It could be that this guy was a bully, while he was in form 4 and these guys were in form 1 or 2, so it was revenge time as it was promised, tizaonana ukamazaona mayeso mphwanga….

  13. I was at that school once,…senior student s do not behave well…kicking them when they come to see their results is completely normal and advisable.

    1. The guy came drunk to collect his money for various items sold on credit. Instead of asking for the money alone he was also beating the students. So the mobilise themselves and wanted a revenge. Lucky enough the headmaster whisked the alumni and called the police

  14. In most Malawi government boarding schools rules are not functional, because if you look at schools that have reported violence, government schools are at the peak because laws are not inforced as in private schools.

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