Malawi Police in the northern district of Malawi, Nkhata Bay, have arrested two women Annie Nyasulu and Zainabu Shaibu Kasambala for fighting in a public place over their differences in party affliation.
Speaking to News Watch Reviews, Nkhata Bay police public relations officer, Ignatius Esau said the gist of the matter is that the first suspect who is a Peoples Party (PP) supporter and the latter being a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Youth Cadet member have for a long time been at loggerheads over their differences in party affliation.
“These two have been at loggerheads for a long time. According to the information we have gathered, it alleges that on 30th May 2016 when the new Nkhata Bay district hospital was officially opened by His Excellencey Professor Peter Mutharika, the two suspects quarelled”, he said.
“On June 5, 2016 when the two met outside Peoples Shop premises at Nkhata Bay trading centre, the first suspect accused her colleague of practising dirty politicts. In retaliation, the latter accused her collegue of indulging in prostitution”, said Esau
Annie Nyasulu felt more offended with the statement of being a prostitute and a quarrel broke out between the two that ended up in a fierce fight. As a result of the fight, the first suspect had her two fingers bitten while the second suspect sustained a cut on her lower lip.
Both suspects reported the matter to the police accusing each other of being the one who caused the fight and they were both reffered to Nkhata Bay District Hospital for treatment.
Once paper work is over, the two will be taken to court where they will answer a charge of Affray which is contrary to section 84 of the penal code. Fighting in a public place attracts a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment with hard labour.
The first suspect Annie Nyasulu 23, hails from Kamoza village in the area of Traditonal Authourity Mkumbira while Zainabu Shaibu Kasambala 26, comes from Mkumbira village in the area of Traditional Authourity Mkumbira in Nkhata Bay district.