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12 arrested during Flames, Tanzania game

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Police in Blantyre have arrested 12 people suspected to have committed various offences during Sunday’s World Cup qualifier between Malawi national football team and Tanzania at Kamuzu Stadium.

Southern Region Police deputy spokesperson, Widson Nhlane, said they arrested four suspects for being found in possession of Chamba, six suspects for illegal vending and three for conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

Nhlane emphasized that selling beer is not prohibited, but rather the place where it is sold. He said people are influenced by, among others, chamba and beer to misbehave at the stadium.

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“I am warning the public that anyone found selling beer and cannabis sativa (Chamba) around or within stadium premises will be arrested. These can influence someone to be involved in violence,” Nhlane said.

On illegal vending, police arrested Erick Kukacha, Chancy Gumulani, Wyson Makala, Cosmas Matemba, Aubrey Chasweka and Felix Kachingwe.

On an account of being found in possession of Chamba, the police arrested Kamwendo Matiki, Chikondi Nyeza, Aubrey Chasweka and Joana Simango.

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Daudi Tambula and Chipiliro Makala were nabbed for conduct likely to cause breach of peace

The suspects appeared in court on Monday.

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