DPP politician beaten to death by MDF soldiers

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A Democratic Progressive Party politician in Mulanje was tortured to death by Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers who are protecting Mulanje Mountain.

The DPP youth leader from Chibade in Limbuli area in Mulanje Alick Kambewa died last week and legislator for the area Daudi Chida said he was killed by soldiers.

Mulanje MTAccording to local media, Chida told mourners that the soldiers tortured 31-year-old Kambewa after finding him with timber sourced from Mulanje Mountain.

According to Chida, Kambewa refused to hand over the planks of timber to the soldiers who then tortured him to death.

“He had planks and when the soldiers ordered him to surrender them, he refused because he argued they did not belong to him, this is when the beating and torture started,” he said.

On their part, the soldiers claimed that Kambewa was killed by a speeding vehicle.
However, villagers said marks on Kambewa’s body are evidence that he was tortured to death.

Kambewa is survived by a wife and three children.

According to reports, Kambewa is the second person to be killed by soldiers in the past two months.

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  1. better that way coz we can’t survive without vegetation so destroying it is same as destroying lives its better to destroy one & save many

  2. Hahaha manyaka ama comment…kuteteza nkhalango ndi ntchito yama game rangers….nyanja nkhani ya ndale ndpo it belongs to malawi…munthu odelera alandire zilango baxi….osalowetsa ndale zilizonse ndipo military operation has nothing to do with lazy n crazy politics. This killing z fake and exagerrated cholinga asilikali aope dzina la chipani….palibe wamuyaya ndipo palibe zogawa ma sweet when it comes to military operation apo bii asiyeni amalize nkhalango or police ndi game rangers apilitize kugwira ntchito yawo mwa mantha ndi katangale yong’anira nkhalango…avoid manyaka ankhani amalawi.

  3. WE ALL MALAWIAN LET US NOT LOOSE OUR LOVE TO WARDS ONE ANOTHER,SOLDIERS WE LOVE YOU,WE ALWAYS NEEDS YOU BY OUR SIDE.BUT KILLING IS WRONG.STOP THIS PLEASE! YOU NEED TO PAY FOR THIS.

  4. Ngati anthu akuphedwa m’malo otetezedwa, anthu ndikumapangabe makani kumapitabe momwemo nanga anakakhala kuti chitetezo chokhwima mulibemo simukuona kuti pano anthu atasakaza ?

  5. Zikugwirana pati DPP supporter ndi nkhalango ndiye mkukokomeza MDF zazii amamenyedwa ndamene waswa lamuro …. Pusaaa fokofo shupit bladishit shatapu mutiyakhulitsa pakhundu ana amphaka mfiti inu iwe admin….

  6. Oh politicians when will learn nothing is permanent on this earth. Tides changes with time no matter how long it takes the opposition will come to power and u will see how miserable life would be for you. Stop doing evil and when out of power u would have nothing to fear. The evil I are doing now will surely come after u

  7. To avoid such incidents, the govt must replant trees all over our hills,valleys and mountains even plains. That will increase the vegetative cover and reduce the consumption of the so called trees. Besides that improve on many other areas and create a lot of jobs

  8. Dingiswayo Chimseu panyapako,,,amene ukuti asilikaliwo panyapawo,,,angochinda mahule mmatalavenmu,,,ntchto yake it akuidzwayo,,,?amadzwa kukwata kokha awa,,,

  9. How did you malawi24 know that he belong ti Dpp? On other hand,was he there bcos he belongs to the rulling party?what connection is there between the party nd deciesed one? MHSRIP

    • Pearson, ask that question to Paul Elias Khalika coz he is the one who has said truely that the deceased was a diehard supporter of dpp and a close friend of Mp for Mulanje limbuli check the comments of this story u ‘ll get the answer b4 provoking the admin.

  10. Kaya walakwa kaya sunalakwe asilikali ankhondo usalimbane nawo they are hostile licenced to kill and they don’t use chalkboards and ballpens during their military training only tankers,ammunitions,machine guns, bombs,physical exercises are their food chonde kusawaseweretsa RIP

  11. MDF,GWILANI NTCHITOYANU MOSAMALA,ANDALE MAKA DPP MWATISAUSA KWAMBILI MUNO M’MALAWI M’MAONANGATI CHINACHILICHONSE ANZELU NDINU MUZIONA.MISONKHANO IMENE AZANU ASACHITE MULIKONKO NDI MINYALALA PAMAPETO MUKUVUTIKA NDINU NOKHA A DPP ZAUSILU BASI / UCHINDELE UZELEZA. BETER MDF THAN POLICE

  12. Vuto kuno nkhondo kulibe thus wy mukupezeka mukulondera mibawa , magwafa,masuku a ntchire end result kuganiza ngati mbewa kupha munthu over mitengo kikikikiki

  13. In Villages like Kalozwa, Sagawa…they threatened innocent citizens to an extent of abandoning their homes to the hiding place to mountains. Those unfortunate were forced to load the TATA with planks. It was sweating task. Those that refused were beaten mercilessly. The lone houses were brocked in search for the valuable planks. In case of Kambewa, the planks were not his, bt the problem was his refusal to work the timber into the vehicle. My plea to MDF soldiers, mumatiimirira. But find legal punishments to the victims. The freedom is meant for every Malawian. Sob Sob sob Rest In Eternal Peace Kambewa.

  14. ananu ine msilikali kulondera nkhalongo? maiko anzanu amaika ma game ranger not a soja.kodi Inu mudamvako kuti msilikali kulondera mitengo? nkhani imeneyi sidziwika kutha kwake angoiponda basi believe me Malawians.

  15. Ok.Nonse Mwalemba Macomment Pakhaniyi zikomo Bcaz Ine Zomwe Ndimafuna Ndilembe Mwalemba Kale .NDATHA INE WANU ZIKOMO. Sopano Moyo Wamunthu NdioDula.ASILIKALI Gwilani Ntchito Moyenera Timakunyadilani

  16. A protected area is protected to all, let’s avoid going into the protected areas like game reserves, national parks and forest reserves to avoid this!
    Its simple osawayamba dala aailikaliwa akakhala pa duty.

  17. Mumalandidwa nyanja yathu ndi dziko la Tanzania simunaphe munthu oro mmodzi koma mukupha munthu mdziko lake kodi ntchito ya makhothi ndichiani. Amene amakonza malamulo Agwire ntchito yao mosakondela kapena kuopa. ngati simupanga kanthu uzani bwngwe la humanrights akuthandizeni.

  18. anaika asitikali chifukwa chamakani awanthu, chimenecho ndichitetezo chomaliza. Kumbali yanyanja asitikali amadikila lamuro sangapite opanda lamuro,uzani president alamule

  19. Soldiers are just doing what they are best at. Monga owayikawo samadziwa kuti asilikali ntcthito yawo ndiimeneyo. Misuse of resources. Akalanditse nyanja yathu uko.

  20. Ine kwathu ndi komko komwe kwachitika zimenezi nachi chilungamo cha nkhaniyi: asilikariwa adabwela utsiku lachisanu pomwe adapeza anthu akukweza mitengo mgalimoto ,koma mitengoyo sadakadule kuphiri ayi koma kumunda kwawo, ndipo atangofika anthu ena ndi driver adathawa koma bambo mmodzi adabisala pansi pa galimoto apatu asilikari adaliza galimoto atayenda pang’ono adaima mkuunika pansi ndipo munthu uja adapezeka mtembo. ndiye apa apha munthuyi ndi iwowa? koma nkhaniyi sikugwirizana ndi chipani koma chomwe ndikudziwa ndi chakuti malemuwo adali chairman wa chipan china chake. true story

  21. Koma inuyo zandikhudza magufuli anayika kale asilikali marire amalawi ndi Tanzania pomwe asilikali athu akulimbana ndi athu mpira.nawonso andare akulimbana ndi kuti azalea let president azizaba ndalama Koma kumalawi eti akulimbana ndindare uku nyanja ikupita

  22. Why are soldiers ruthless and heartless? The life they have taken away was more precious than Cinderella, bluegums, pine, m’bawa…you name it. Sometimes soldiers aren’t friendly as to compare with police officers. Even the time they invaded Dzalanyama forest people suffered a lot. Those who were found with indigenous timber were brutally harassed. Charcoal burners down Khwekhwerere, in Dedza faced same harassment. Early this year soldiers invaded Bembeke market and went away with several bags of charcoal and the owners were taken on board to appear before the court of laws. Sometimes people themselves provoke the situations deliberately. Some other things can be avoided. But soldiers need to protect lives of people as well.

  23. As they are busy protecting trees to the point of killing a human being hope they are doing the same with our lake which Tanzania is claiming ownership.

  24. Asilikali akumalawi mukuopa kukangana ndi anthu alanda nyanja yathu aja lero mukupha munthu woti amasaka bwampini ndiwo zamuvuta eeeeeeee kuopa basi nyanja mulandidwa mukuona iyo

  25. Kupusa anthu aku Mulanje kuona mfuti basi osathawa zoona? Paja mmadalira nyanga zakukanika akupha usanawatambire. RIP

  26. zaziiii mukatero mwamenya nkhondo, kufufuzanso munali gulu stupid simungamuone msilikali kujoni kuno akuopseza or kumenya anthu

  27. Kumenyedwa ndi Asilikali depends ndi mwano omwe unawachitira. I like our Soldiers. Ndi anthu odzichepetsa kwambiri, odziwa bwino ntchito yawo and olimbikira. Don’t provoke them bcoz of our Political Party relationship

  28. Amazitama kuti ndi wa DPP amawona ngati ndi a police amawasewelesa aja mtengeleni chikwanje chake si cardet ameneyo nthawi yakwana ukayankhe milandu anthu wakapha aja agalu amenewa akakhala zipani zolamula amalitenga dzikoli ngati ndilaoka kuteroko amaganiza ngati ammanga akapita kupolice achipani akamutuluse awo ndi asilikari aise sayenda ndi unyolo amayenda ndi mfuti

    • aliyense ndi mbuli pa chinachake,, and it seems mbuli kwambiri ndi zomwe zikuti asilikali akateteze nyanja.. where is the analogy,, pliz tel me the link between the lake conflict and death of this man..? fools

    • aliyense ndi mbuli pa chinachake,, and it seems mbuli kwambiri ndi zomwe zikuti asilikali akateteze nyanja.. where is the analogy,, pliz tel me the link between the lake conflict and death of this man..? fools

    • Kkkkk zoti asilikali aTz akulondela usiku ndi usana nyanja yomwe akufuna kulandayi simukuziwa ndinkhulupilile tsopano enanu muli ku mozambique

    • hahahahahahaha kma apa anthu enanu kaya muzatani kut muzakonzedwe ya silikari a TZ ayenera kulondera kumene cos malire a MW nd TZ nd nyanjayo nde ukut buanj pamenepa akulondera boarder ka iweso nde kaya ndithu munthu wafayo mwina amakura mtima basi nde enanu mudziwe kut malawi siwa dpp mdf nde eni dziko

    • dont conclude on things u dont hve solid details.. i think U shud b consistency in your argument otherwise i sugest u dont even know what u are comenting on..

    • Kkkkk inu ngati asodzi a malawi sakuloledwa kukapha msomba Mbali imene atamzaniawo akufuna kulandauyo chifukwa cha asilikali a Tz N diye mukandiuze kuti akupanga chitetexo border yawo? Kkkkk kodi chitetezo umakapanga Malo amene sali ako?kkkkkkkkkkDzuka malawi dzuka

  29. attention please:this is a true story and pple here are furious coz of that and mr president must know this.the guy ERIC KAMBEWA (mhsrp) was wth friends sowing their residencial tree and not from mj forest but upon arrival of those soldiers he produced documents but the soldiers did not listen and they ended up beating severely then left him unconscious until he was pronounced dead in hospital.furthermore he was one of dpp diehard supporter and a close friend to Mp Daud Chida of mulanje limbuli.

  30. Be professional just say ppo from Mulanje have been tortured by the MDF. Don’t politicise everything would u say mcp members if this happen in lilongwe?

    • you say don’t politise then why r mentioning centre and MCP? isn’t that politising? get off! ngati amamuza kuti asiye zimakungwazo, bwanji sanamve? mwina amawapangira mwano? vuto lomadzimva kuti ankolo anga ndi a……. But sorry may his soul rest in peace.

    • If didn’t read clearly then u are out of point dude. Use ur little brain please also me am from central region bt this way of reporting is unprofessional

    • In writing, categories mean specification and generalising mean fallacy. I don’t know what type of professional are you talking about?. ethical I can understand but writing it’s okay. It depends on the state of a person, belonging, how s/he loves the party and position s/he holds in the party

  31. Life of a human being is more important than trees. If it is true, ndibwino kuika lamulo loti odula mitengo azizengedwa mlandu than kuphedwa.

    MDF ikanamatelo kwa anthu okuba ndi mfutiwa bwezi Malawi ilibho.

    We can replace trees by planting them but life cannot be restored

  32. Inu amene mukutsutsa za nkhani iyi chonde inuyo tayankhulani zoona coz tonse sizingatheke kukhala malo amodzi kut tionele limodzi. So you better wtite the difference than kunyoza munthu you know some by now are in North some in Central even here in South too koma sitimamva kapena kuona zofanana ok?

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  34. Vuto lomadelera kuti mitengo tisadule ndilimenelo chidule chimaphetsa. Tiphunzile kusunga mitengo chonde. Asilikali gwilani owononga osapa.