Photos: Zomba Man Fined MK250,000 for Circulating Nude Pictures

Zomba Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court has convicted and ordered a 36 year old man, Monty Amin Milanzi to pay K250, 000 or in default serve two years imprisonment upon being found guilty of extortion and circulating nude video clips of a woman on social media. The court heard that Milanzi committed the offence on December 6, 2017 in Mangochi where he told a woman (name withheld) that he was in possession of her nude video clips and demanded cash…

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Rape Star Mwiza Chavura Released

Malawi’s up-coming Hip-Hop artist Mwiza Chavura, who swirled controversy last week after producing a song titled ‘Ndidzakupanga rape’ has finally been granted bail by  the the Lilongwe Magistrate’s Court on Friday after spending eight days in police cells. The rape ‘star’ Chavura,  has been charged with producing obscene language contrary to section 179 (1) of the Penal Code. He has been granted bail on consideration that the case is a misdemeanor that can only attract a fine. His bail…

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MERA for Increased Usage of Biogas

High cost and low availability of gas have been blamed as key reasons leading to low usage of biogas among Malawians. Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Collins Magalasi recently told the Malawi News Agency (MANA) in Blantyre that the body has noticed the low usage of gas among Malawians such that steps were being taken to address the challenge. He said despite gas being cheaper than other energy sources on the global market, the commodity…

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Do we need SIM CARD registration in Malawi?

By: Macdonald Pato Phoya Mandatory sim card registration that MACRA is implementing seems to irk some circles of people as expressed in the social media and phone in programmes in various media houses. Those that understand the law will agree with me that MACRA cannot just wake up and decide on matters to do with regulation of ICT services in the country. I am told that it is a legal requirement and I took my time to read the…

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Three Machinga Men Get 12 Years for Killing Hippo

Liwonde First Grade Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday convicted and sentenced three men to serve 12 years in jail each for illegal entry into a protected area, conveying weapon into a protected area, killing protected species and possessing game meat. Machinga Police Public Relations Officer, Davie Sulumbu confirmed the conviction of Daudi Asima, 34, Lewis Kaliati Asibu, 27 and Jackson Lanjesi, 28 for acting contrary to sections 32, 33, 35 and 86 as read with section 110 of the National…

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Police Officers Warned Against Corruption

Central Region Commissioner of Police, John Nyondo on Wednesday warned police officers against indiscipline when carrying out their duties. Nyondo made the remarks during stakeholders meeting at Namitete, Lilongwe where he handed over a car, five bicycles, whistles and refractors to Namitete Community Policing Forum to help in the fight against crime. In an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) Nyondo said some officers in central region involve themselves in malpractices like bribes and theft among others. “Some…

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South African Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela Dies

Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement from his family on Tuesday (Jan. 23). Often called the “Father of South African jazz,” Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said was a “protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer.” Trumpeter, singer and composer Masekela, affectionately known locally as “Bra Hugh,” started playing the horn at 14 and quickly became an integral part of…

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First Lady Professor Mutharika Opens Two Secondary Schools in Zomba

First Lady Prof. Gertrude Mutharika Tuesday retaliated on the need to promote education in the country for continued development. She made the remarks during the official opening of two Community Secondary Schools in Zomba which built by Save the Children at Tillie and Bevlee with sponsorship from two donors, Professor Gerlard Breslauer and Wunderkinder Foundation. Madam Mutharika pointed out that for the country to develop there was need for concerted efforts by all stakeholders to promote education at all…

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Mangochi Cholera Scare Cleared, Surveillance Continues

Results from the Community Health Services Unit (CHSU) National Reference Laboratory on the sample taken from a patient suspected to be suffering from cholera in Mangochi has tested cholera negative. Mangochi District Environmental Health Officer (DEHO), Kondwani Mamba, disclosed this to Mana on Saturday evening in a follow up to earlier communication that had hinted possibility of the outbreak having reached the lakeshore district. On Friday, Mamba had communicated through the district council’s official social forum that Mangochi District…

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Tay Grin, Anong’a, inspire Mangochi Youth

Celebrated Malawi music artist, Tay Grin, and soccer stars, Fischer ‘Anong’a’ Kondowe, Henry ‘Magetsi’ Kabichi, and George Nyirenda over the weekend inspired the youth of Mangochi during a HeForShe campaign. The event was held at Nampiguja Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Bwananyambi. It was organized by UN Women as part of the organization’s activities in promoting girl child education and gender equality in the districts of Dedza, Salima and Mangochi. The celebrities encouraged the youth…

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