It was on 15 January, 2022 evening as the vehicle belonging to Red Cross that carrying relief items for victims of Floods got attacked by unknown criminals.
Brief facts states that the vehicle had the driver only in it and also it was raining during the incident happened.
Whilst the driver was on his way from Blantyre direction to Chikwawa direction he discovered the road was blocked with big stones and trees that made him to stop as he was driving down the mountains.
Immediately after he stopped, over 10 men with panga knives came and attacked the driver and stole all the items inside the vehicle. The items that were in the truck van were 90 basins, unknown number of buckets and mosquito nets.
Wyson Kashoni who is a National Spokesperson for Red Cross confirmed the incident to have happened. He said it occurred in between Milare and Thabwa in Chikwawa-Blantyre road.
The criminals managed only to steal and left the driver tied up to a trip at a place of incident nearby bush unharmed.
The thieves after their mission just went into the forests in the mountains and currently no clue of their whereabouts.
Currently, the police has not commented on the matter and investigations are under way to trace the culprits.
This is the first incident to happen after 10 years for the relief vehicles to be attacked by the thieves.
Usually, every year in the Lower States in districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje are pron to the flash floods and this humanity organization do provide emergency relieves to the victims who stay along Shire River banks.