Police kill three suspected criminals


Malawi Police in Limbe were on Thursday involved in a gun battle with three suspected hardcore robbers, killing all the suspects on the spot.

Insecurity has negatively affected national development as businesses close early while some pull out from remote areas.

The incident happened as the three were about to attack and rob one of the companies in Mapanga Industrial Area.


The three have been identified as 24-year old Sixton Kamwana, 21-year-old Vincent Katsonga and 25-year-old John Makosa.

According to Limbe Police Deputy Spokesperson, Pedzisai Zembeneko, the three were also connected to a series of armed robberies in Mpingwe and Mudi residential areas.

Zembeneko said when they realised that there were police officers around the targeted company, the suspects fired at the officers.


“As soon as the suspected

criminals started shooting, the officers tried to scare them away by shooting and in the process the suspected criminals were hit by stray bullets. Thereafter, they were taken to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital but unfortunately, they died on the way to the hospital,” Zembeneko said.

He said police records show that, among others, the three stole K1 million from a Mpingwe based Indian businessman on Tuesday apart from stealing a pistol from another Indian trader at Mudi in February this year.

Police recovered a muzzle loader gun and a toy pistol from the three.

The busting of this criminal cell is a befitting gift from the police to residents of the country’s commercial city as well as all residents in the country, during this Easter season.

Kamwana hailed from Balame Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mpama in Chiradzulu while Katsonga came from Makhalira Village, T/A Chimaliro in Thyolo and Makosa was from Ngamwani Village in the area of T/A Kapichi in Thyolo.

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