19 Mayani scholars nabbed over malicious damage


By Pemphero Malimba

Police in Dedza has said they are keeping in custody 19 students from Mayani Secondary School for malicious damage.

They are suspected to have damaged 245 window panes and 60 chairs at their school and further damaged 135 window panes at Mayani Police Unit in the district.


At the moment the school has been closed until further notice.

Dedza Police Spokesperson Edward Kabango said the students allegedly committed the offence on Sunday night as they were trying to force the school authorities to initiate the release of their fellow student who was arrested for rape.

Last weekend police took into custody a 19-year-old Form 3 student at the school identified as Mervin Marijani for allegedly raping a fellow form three student aged 16.


It is reported that he committed the offence on the night of May 19 2022.

“The victim revealed everything to her friends the same night and the matter was further reported to the school authorities the following morning. A medical report has shown positive results for rape,” Kabango said.

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