Police detain Blacks in Mzuzu

Ras Ray Harawa

Police in Mzuzu Wednesday picked reggae group Black Missionaries Band members for interrogation over a bus they hired for their countrywide tour.

Ras Ray Harawa who is the Band Manager said they have been using the bus since October last year through an agent who was connecting them to the owner of the bus— Julius Mwase—Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkhata Bay North West constituency.

It is alleged that the agent told the owner of the vehicle that he wanted to use the bus for a church event in Salima.


Unsuspecting anything, the owner released the vehicle on condition that they buy fuel themselves.

However, later the owner of the bus got wind that his bus was in Mzuzu coming from Karonga and reported the matter to the police for assistance.

It was later that the police, invited Black Missionaries Band members, who included Anjiru and Chizondi Fumulani and Anthony Makondetsa for questioning at Mzuzu Police station, confirmed the station’s publicist Paul Tembo.


Tembo said owner of the bus, Mwase and the agent Noel Masanza were also present during interrogation.

Speaking after the session with the police which took close to four hours, Harawa said they have been paying the agent diligently hence the matter was between the agent and the MP.

“The issue was between the owner of the bus and the driver. In fact, the owner of the bus was told that the bus will be winding up in Salima, he was not told the truth that the bus would proceed to Mzuzu up to Karonga.

“And so the owner of the bus was surprised to see the bus in Mzuzu when he was told that the bus will end its tour in Salima,” he said.

Harawa said the owner (Mwase) will continue the business deal with them which spans from October last year and that this time around, the agent will have to honour payments with the owner.

The agent has since been forgiven and no case has been opened.

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