Early this month, Malawians witnessed a historic march in protest against  gender-based violence (GBV) which has exposed apses in the way police work. Some commentators criticise the police for not immediately arresting a protestor carrying a placard which they deemed offensive. The law enforcers placed themselves between a rock and a  hard place by walking…

Court denies man  bail in stabbing case

  The Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday turned down a bail application by Edgar Kulemeka who is accused of stabbing Sally Mkwezalamba. According to Lingadzi Police Station spokesperson Foster Benjamin, who attended the court session, the accused, through his lawyer, applied for bail, saying he is not a flight risk since he surrendered himself to…

Police bust suspected  crime syndicate in Mchinji

  Police in Mchinji have busted a suspected crime syndicate of men and women alleged to have committed a series of violent crimes. Mchinji Police Station spokesperson Kaitano Lubrino said the crew include a woman, Sarah John, 26, who, together with Christopher Thomas Banda, 28, allegedly assaulted to death a kabaza motor cyclist. Lubrino said…

Cleric warns against aiding foreigners

  Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi, the Right Reverend Alinafe Kalemba, has cautioned people in Chiradzulu against assisting non-Malawians during the ongoing national identity (ID) cards registration exercise. The bishop was speaking at Nasulu School in Sabola Village in Traditional Authority Mchema in the district last Sunday after conducting a number of…

CCAP Blantyre Synod embraces Cape Town

  In response to the rising numbers of CCAP congregants in Cape Town, the Blantyre City Presbytery of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) has established four prayer houses at Capricorn, Danoon, Houtbay and Kraaifontein in the area. Blantyre City Presbytery deputy general secretary Reverend Paul Mawaya said Reverend Makuleya Sande is, in the…

Life presents us with dilemmas requiring us to make choices. In decision-making, we generally pursue our own interests before the interests of others. Our discussion is about what is right and what is wrong. A person may confront a morality question at three stages: personal, communal and other worldly or supernatural. You may do or…

Vehicle burns after hitting house in Dedza

  A Scania bus carrying assorted commodities from South Africa has burnt down after it drove into a house in Nampala Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kaphuka in Dedza. Police have confirmed the incident, saying the house belonging to Franky Khomba, 65, has also been damaged. Dedza Police Station deputy spokesperson Cassim Manda said in an…

DMI University re-opens in Mangochi

  DMI-St. John the Baptist University in Mangochi, which was closed on February 21 2016 following running battles between the community and students, has re-opened this week. The surrounding community caused commotion on the campus after students allegedly killed a villager suspected to have stolen a laptop computer from one of their colleagues. College management…

Discipline master arrested for defilement

  A teacher has been arrested on suspicion that he defiled a 13-year-old girl at Katete Primary School in Zomba. He is, however, admitted to Zomba Central Hospital (ZCH) after falling sick just as police wanted to take him to court. Zomba Police spokesperson Patricia Sipiliano has confirmed both the arrest and admission of the…

The decision to put to an end the practising of urban chieftainships has triggered some debate on whether the government is right or wrong. To me that is not an issue, if anything the query could have been whether the government has done justice to only correct the error without probing its genesis and dent…