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Mzuzu Police station is keeping in custody a man for allegedly killing his friend over 100 kwacha at Zigwagwa Market in Mzuzu City.

According to a press statement released by Mzuzu Police Station, the suspect, Garden Soko, 28 years old had a quarrel with Nelson Ndhlovu aged 28 years over money issues.

“Ndhlovu promised to give a K100 to the suspect, only to reverse the decision later. This angered Soko who grabbed the deceased on the neck and squeezed him heavily. The deceased was taken to Mzuzu Central Hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival,” reads part of the statement.

A postmortem conducted by Mzuzu Central Hospital revealed that Soko died due to suffocation.

The matter was reported to Mzuzu Police Station and the suspect was arrested, pending for trial where he will answer the charge of murder contrary to section 209 of the penal code.

The suspect comes from Thomas Ndhlovu Village, Traditional Authority Chulu in Kasungu District and the deceased hails from Sinda Village, Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba District.




By Augustine Kambuzi Banda

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of Mzuzu Diocese recently rescued 46 under aged girls from early marriages in Mzimba District through Women and Girls Rights and Access to Justice Project.

In an interview, CCJP Coordinator Arnold Msimuko said the project has registered great success since its inception in Mzimba.


Arnold Msimuko making presentation on the success and challenges the project face- Mzimba

“We have managed to rescue 46 girls who are below 18 from forced marriages and some have even gone back to school,” said Msimuko.

He further said that despite the success stories the project has registered; still there are some challenges such as the tendency by some parents who force the girls to go back to their husbands after being rescued.

Msimuko then appealed to parents and guardians to take part in rehabilitating the girls taken from early marriages so that they should not go back to where they got married.

The Board Chairperson of the Commission Phillip Nkunika applauded CCJP for promoting girl child education in the region.

“On behalf of the Bishop of the Diocese, I commend CCJP on their role in making sure women and girls’ rights are respected and protected in their communities,” said Nkunika.

The Catholic Commission for Peace and Justice for Mzuzu Diocese with support from Misereor Germany have been implementing the project to increase the awareness of women and girls rights.




By Augustine Kambuzi Banda

Catholic Reverend Bishop John Alphonsus Ryan of Mzuzu Diocese has appealed to all Malawians to take a leading role in conserving the environment.

Speaking at his homily at St Patrick’s Seminary in Rumphi during the Eucharistic celebration of St Patrick, the patron saint of the seminary, Bishop Ryansays people have a role to play in taking care of the environment. According to Bishop Ryan, the environment is deterioratingat an alarming rate, a thing which is causing climate change and a negative impact on humans.


Bishop John Ryan: watering a tree he planted at St Patrick’s Seminary-Rumphi (photo-Kambuzi)

“Ourworld is crying out for healing. We have destroyed the once-beautiful environment that God created and this has negatively affected us as we are experiencing erratic rainfall.” Said Ryan.

The Bishop further urged seminarians to work hard in their studies in order to be responsible citizens in the future on conserving the environment.

Since hisconsecration as Bishop ofMzuzu Diocese about a year ago, Bishop Ryan has been a flag carrier on conserving the environment. He has launched a number of tree planting exercises in different places, the latest of which was at Nkhamenya.



By Norah Phiri

Tikwere, a radio program is part of an effort to improve the teaching and learning conditions in early  classes in Malawi primary schools. In addition to that it also supports  and reinforces  the introduction of the new Primary Curriculum and Assessment Reform(PCAR).


Image Source: International Development Division

However this program has created room for some teachers to be lazy. Chisangano Primary school in Encongolweni in Mzimba district is one of the school that is experiencing this kind of behavior.

Speaking in an interview, one of the teachers at the school, Sarah Nyambose, said it is true that some teachers are taking advantage of Tikwere program by not fully giving out their best when it comes to teaching.

“Sometimes teachers don’t teach and sometimes they just open the radio to the students without explain anything to them”, she said.

Nyambose continued to say this is becoming much of the problem because at this school, there already is inadequate teachers to cover all the classes properly.

“We only have seven teachers at this school and this means one teacher is supposed to teach all subjects and we still have a shortage of one teacher and it’s the headmaster who takes up the remaining class .If it happens that one of the teacher is sick or busy that means one class might not learn that day.” Said Nyambose.

Meanwhile while some primary school are taking advantages of this program, some schools are rejoicing and are benefiting with the help of Tikwere.

Mathews Kachigamba, a teacher at Chitheka primary school says they are privileged with the help of Tikwere because it makes work easier and it helps the pupils to learn the exact thing with other schools at the same time.

By Blessings Kaunda

A Head teacher, and Chairperson of Kambulaudzu Primary School are being accused of misplacing about two million kwacha meant for school development. The school has no quality student blocks, toilets, and teachers’ houses.

The school is in Kabuwa zone among five other schools. Kambulaudzu receives a lot of money from the District Education Manager, compared to other schools in the zone to improve learning and teaching rooms, teachers’ houses, and to employ assistant teachers just. Since 2013 the school has received more than two million kwacha but no noticeable development has taken place.

The deputy Head teacher of the school explained that the school has no toilets and teachers’ houses are in bad condition. He accused the Headteacher of planning everything in the absence of staff members.

“Since the development started the head teacher has not held a meeting to discuss how much the government has pumped at our school and how we should allocate the money. Up to now classrooms have no floor and some learners learn in teachers houses. Only sixty thousand kwacha has been released to buy stationary. ” said Banda.

It could be time that Kambulaudzu Primary School breathed another life if they used the money in a proper way. To his part the Headteacher denied the accusations but failed to further comment on the matter.