Four children hide under bus from Lilongwe to Mulanje


A story of courage or whatever you may wish to term it, but a surprise story for you is that four children were  caught hiding under a National Company bus at Muloza in Mulanje which had traveled  from Lilongwe- a distance of about 424 kilometres.

This happened on Monday.

under-a-busThe four boarded the bus in Lilongwe and hid themselves under the mudguard near the gear box at around 2100 hours and were destined for Blantyre.

However, when the bus reached Blantyre the children did not realise that they have arrived hence they were proceeded to Muloza in Mulanje.

As people were off-loading luggages, a leg of one of the boys was seen protruding outside the mudguard.

The four revealed to have done that as a desperate measure to get to Blantyre as they had no money for transport.

The four children are of the ages of 11-13 and are destitute who were going to Blantyre for a change.

Meanwhile Mulanje Magistrate Court has given an order to take the four to Chirwa Reformatory Centre.

According to police public relations officer for Mulanje police station, Sergeant Gresham Ngwira, this follows a request made by the District Social Welfare office so that the children, get reformed.

(Info: Malawi Police Service).



  1. Ndizabodza kulibe bus yochokera Lilongwe to mulanje mwina ikanakhala truck but not bus ,paja amalawi ufa ukawathera zokamba mbweeeeee!!!! akuti kupha nthawi

  2. I gex they did it because they had no money to board the bus no one can prefer to hide under the bus long distance like that while he hav money

  3. Is there evidence that they really travelled from Lilongwe to Mulanje? Didn’t they hid under the bus upon it’s arrival? Anyway, this is hazardous to their health. In few years coming the signs will appear. OBANDA, NTCHISI

  4. Sad story, that the patents or relatived of these children have failed to assist them and ensure they are in school and safe.

    The bus driver should be fired from his position as there are many stops where he should have inspected his vehicle especially in Blantyre. Did we just hear a AXA bus catching fire which could have been avoid if the driver inspected the vehicle especially the tyres.

    Amazing that these individuals were able so far without being detected or harmed,

  5. That’s the problem with you people you so good at having children but you fail to support them,so when we say that you are idiots mbwe mukut Atumbuka ndiozikonda but the truth is that we are good than you!!!!!! We have few children & we support them, our children cannot hung themselves to the vehicle like that!!!!!

  6. Ndizowona ana amenewa ndi amasikini enaso anakwera bus munjira yomweyo bus ya future mpaka ku mzuzu

  7. Mwana akakwera mtengo wapapaya sibwino kumuombela manja. This is very dangerous. They is lot of heat. If something went wrong hope u were going to say same word. Remember these are children.

  8. Sign of desponedency and desperation optimising on security lapses on our public transport systems.Much as it could be described as courage but,i believe they had no option.

  9. Ndiye bakha wina aziyima pa podium mkumalalata, kuti kumalawi kulibe mavuto, mafana kuchita kukwera kunsi kwa basi ngati maninja for almost 400km kusakasaka doko loti azipemphesa..zonyasa zedi..

  10. Anawa amapita ku Blantyre koma kamba koti samaona mmene bus imayendera thuz y apezeka kumloza, ndi achina John ndi anzake ameneo kakakakak

  11. They are so courageous I guess, They deserves awards. Just watch Next time they will Ride Crocodile from Shire river via Zambezi to South Africa at a zeroCost

  12. Ngati sanavulare basi nde kuti zili bwino awasiye..Transport analibe nde anapenga njira ya easy imeneyo yokawonera makolo ku village.komaso ma transport kudula kwambiri eish.

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