Lilongwe mob kills police officer

Written by  MBC Online

A mob on Tuesday killed a police officer at Nsundwe trading centre, 35 Kilometres from Lilongwe on Mchinji Road.

Demonstrators in earlier protests Demonstrators in earlier protests

It was not immediately known why the cop was killed but Nsundwe is a political hotspot with most of its people supporting the opposition Malawi Congress Party.


Eyewitnesses told MBC Online that the mob, alleged MCP yuths,  burnt tyres blocking the Mchinji - Lilongwe Road to block DPP supporters from attending  President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika's ceremony to commission the 250 secondary schools project in Lilongwe, a stronghold of Malawi Congress Party.


Nsundwe Police Unit was burnt at the start of the demonstrations to force Jane Ansah resign as MEC Chair.


At a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 250 secondary schools in Malawi, American Ambassador to Malawi Robert Scott called on Malawi leaders to reflect on peace as a way forward.


“All leaders must insist on peace,” said the ambassador in the presence of Mutharika who presided over the ground breaking ceremony at Kawale in Lilongwe.


During the violent demonstrations protesters have stoned police officers and soldiers.


Mutharika when speaking to Aljazeera said he is not against the demonstrations but is against violent demonstrations. He said no right is superior than the other and he has since challenged the demonstrators to stop because they don't have a point.

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