A Mosque in Group Village Headwoman Ngolowera T/A Chikumbu in Mulanje district have been burned down with fire, Malawi Muslims Official Website has learnt.
According to an eyewitness Sheikh Ibrahim Swalleh, who is also a Coordinator for the Islamic Information Bureau in Mulanje, the mosque was burnt on Sunday August 12th 2012 at around 3 o’clock in the morning.
Police authorities have since confirmed the development to Malawi Muslims Official Website but said they have not made any arrests so far.
“Indeed we received reports from Muslims of Ngolowera Village that some unknown people have burned a mosque in the area. We went there to verify and we found that it was true. The file has been opened and inquiries are in progress but nobody has been arrested so far,” said Saidi Bakali from Mulanje Police station.
However, reports reaching this website indicates that three days prior to the incident, some drunkards who were passing by the mosque during evening prayers were heard demanding Muslims to remove the mosque because they want to open a Pub.