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Malawi pupils teargassed on way to presidential palace to demand end to teachers' strike

School kids protest against Joyce BandaMZUZU--Police fired teargas canisters to disperse disgruntled school kids in Lilongwe who took to the streets to express their anger for the continued strike by their teachers.

MaraPost has learnt that the pupils were heading to Area 25 in Lilongwe after they heard that pupils there were still being taught by trainee student.

In Blantyre, police stopped pupils from reaching Sanjika  Palace. Their plan to ask the president to address teachers' concerns so they could return to school.

The angry pupils stoned a vehicle belonging to Malawi celebrated artist Lucius Banda which they apparently mistook for a cabinet minister's.

Lucius on his Facebook page wall said “Oh very sad!!!Just have my black car stoned by pupils at Mbayani Primary School. They thought is a ministerial Merc. Thank God my bodyguard was alert. It was going to be bad.”

Speaking in his personal capacity, John Gift Mwankhwawa, President of the Malawi Law Society said, “What other sign do you need to accept that tomorrow has come. Just look at the children on the streets. We should be ashamed that we did not do it for them.”

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Malawi pupils teargassed on way to presidential palace to demand end to teachers' strike
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