Police in Balaka have arrested 14 members of gang ‘Ziwanda crew’ for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old girl at Majiga location in the district.

Balaka Police Spokesperson Inspector Joseph Sauka confirmed of the development in an interview with the Press.

Sauka said the arrested suspects are aged between 13 and 17.

The victim told the police that suspects who were close to 20 pounced on her, and started to beat her up while others were touching her private parts but she said she managed to free herself after she cried for help and wounded one of the gang members.

“Police managed to arrest one suspect who upon interview confessed that he is a member of gang calling themselves Ziwanda crew a development that forced the Police to launch a man hunt and managed to arrest the other members, ” said Sauka.

Sauka told the press that Ziwanda crew was based at Mangerengere location and is gang of over 20 members of which 6 are girls and most of them are at Primary School and only a few are in Secondary School.

He added that gang convenes day and night in uncompleted house where they smoke Indian hemp, drink beer and do all thoughts of nasty things.

Meanwhile Police have launched a manhunt for the gang leader, known as Rasta Zibaba and other members who are still at large.

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