02 October 2014
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Ntcheu football and netball coaches drilled in coaching skills

Ntcheu, October 2, 2014: One of the coach instructors from Football Association of Malawi, Steward Mbolembole said well trained football and netball coaches at rural, district and national levels are of great importance for the development of the two sporting disciplines in the country. Mbolembole was speaking Tuesday in Ntcheu during the opening of a weeklong   football and netball coaching training for thirty coach trainees drawn from the district. “These coach trainees have been coaching players without basic coaching skills and this training marks a milestone in the development of both coaches and players,” said Mbolembole. He said the benefits of the training will spill over to both local and national levels and the newly trained coaches would create a pool of local players who in the long run be upgraded to play in the national team. “We expect to see players from local level playing in Under 17, Under 20 and eventually joining the Malawi national football and netball teams,” he said. According to Mbolembole the training will cover among others, ball control, dribbling, ball management, goal keeping, heading, medicine and nutrition for player, shooting and passing the ball. “The trainees will also cover issues on how players learn, duties of players and coaches,” added Mbolembole. In her remarks, Ntcheu District Sports Officer, Mathelo Kambalame said her office organized the training to ensure that the district has skilled football and netball coachers with goal of producing quality players. Kambalame then expressed concern over lack sponsorship of football and netball trophies, a development which she said hampers the development of the two sporting disciplines in the district.


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Seven arrested for church looting

Lilongwe, October 2, 2014: The Police in Lilongwe have arrested seven people who are suspected of looting churches and other worship places in areas surrounding Kaliyeka and Biwi townships, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has learnt. According to Inspector Ramsy Mushani, Deputy Public Relations Officer for Central Region Police, the police through Central Region Criminal Investigations Department formed up a special team within the Urban Special Criminal Investigations Department to closely follow who was behind the incidents. “Through tips and intelligence collection the team has managed to arrest seven suspects from different locations in the city in connection to the breakings and theft in the churches and other worship places. The team also recovered goods from the suspects ranging from plastic chairs, decoration materials (curtains), amplifies and other musical equipment,” said Mushani in an interview with Mana. According to Mushani the seven apart from being found in possession of property which were stolen from Church of Pentecostal Worldwide and Full Gospel Church of God of Kaliyeka and Biwi locations respectively, they also were found in possession of various household items.  “The suspects were also found with other household items like TV screens, DVD players, decoders and a generator at the time of their arrest. The general public is asked to report at Central Region Police Headquarters for identification of the same,” said Mushani.  The suspects who Mushani refused to identify as investigations are still underway will appear in court soon to answer charges of robbery with violence, theft and breaking into a building and committing a felony therein.


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Woman arrested for killing husband

Mchinji, October 2, 2014: Police in Mchinji district have arrested a 38 year old woman for allegedly killing her husband. The district police spokesperson Moses Nyirenda identified the suspect as Alefa Kaliya of Chanza Village, T/A Malili in Lilongwe district and the victim as Victor Mangani aged 34 of Katawa Village T/A Mduwa in Mchinji district. According to Nyirenda, Alefa hit her husband with a hoe in the head at night, an action which let her husband lose a lot of blood. He said police got the information from the villagers who were told by Alefa’s children that her mother had hit her husband with a hoe in the heard. He further said the victim was pronounced dead upon arrival at Mikundi Health Centre where the police took him for first aid. “When we heard the news we rushed to place and found Victor Mangani unconscious because he lost a lot of blood. We took him to Mikundi Health Centre for medical assistance but unfortunately the doctors said we had brought an already dead person,” said Nyirenda. He however said police are yet to establish a reason as to why Alefa hit her husband with a hoe but was quick to say she will appear before court this week where she will be answering a murder charges contrary to section 202 of the Penal Code. “Our CID department has not yet asked the woman why she did that action, what I can say is we have her in our custody and she will be appearing before court anyway this week,” he said. Another event also happened in the district on 25 September this year when Maziko Josaya aged 62 of Mtulila Village, T/A Kapondo was reportedly found dead in his farm when he was preparing his seed bed for tobacco growing. The police have since appealed to general public to report any matter to them discouraging the public from a tendency of talking laws into their hands. “It’s really worrisome that we can have two similar cases of that nature in two days, as police we are very worried and concerned. People should bring any matter which they have failed to solve amongst themselves and stop taking laws into their hands, this is where laws are enforced,” said Nyirenda.


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Court grants bail to four Ntcheu Secondary students

Ntcheu, October 2, 2014: Ntcheu Third Grade Magistrate Court Wednesday  granted bail to four  students who were arrested  following a rampage which lead to the destruction of Ntcheu secondary after paying a bail cash bond of K12, 000 each and a surety with non cash bond of K25, 000 each as well. The bail follows the arrest of the students in connection to a fracas that erupted at the school campus over the weekend in which property worth millions of Kwacha was lost after it was set ablaze with petrol bombs. All the four students pleaded not guilty to charges of malicious damage and arson. Making her ruling, Third Grade Magistrate Annie Simwaka said she granted bail to the students considering that they were minors. Simwaka further said since the accused were also in form four, there was need to grant the request so as they have ample time to prepare for exams unlike being in custody. Simwaka added since the state witnesses had also not yet finished investigations, it was necessary to give them enough time for them to finish the investigations since it might take time considering of the nature of the incident. In the meantime, court has ordered the students to be reporting to nearest police every fortnight on Mondays.


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No water for 3 days in Kanengo

Lilongwe, October 2, 2014: Residents from Area 49 Gulliver, Dubai, Baghdad, Shire and part of Area 25 in Lilongwe have gone for three days without water. A resident from Gulliver, George Liabunya said the situation was very worrisome and described it as a threat to people’s health. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday with Malawi News Agency, Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) Public Relations Officer Trevor Phoya said the problem arose due to a broken pipe at area 14 booster station which pumps water to Kanengo tanks before the water is supplied to the affected areas. “A pipe broke at the Booster station in area 14 on Monday where we pump water to those affected areas, we worked on it and got fixed but it burst again at the same place,” said Phoya. Phoya said they LWB had since been working on the pipe the whole day on Tuesday and assured people from the affected areas to expect water to be restored before end of the day on Wednesday. “It looked like a small job but it is a big one, am just coming from area 14 Booster station and the job is almost complete, we expect that supply of water to these areas will be restored by today afternoon,” said Phoya. LWB was established in 1947 and it was reconstituted as a Parastatal organisation by an Act of Parliament in 1995.


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Ntcheu football and netball coaches drilled in coaching skills

Seven arrested for church looting

Woman arrested for killing husband

Court grants bail to four Ntcheu Secondary students

No water for 3 days in Kanengo

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