Attacked Malawi Police officer dies: Mutharika condemns

Malawi Police continue losing its officers following the assault causing grievous leading to the death of Sergent Alex Mlotha.

Cops carrying casket of Mlotha

Cops carrying casket of Mlotha

Last post: Cops pay tribute to Mlotha

Last post: Cops pay tribute to Mlotha

Mlotha died on Tuesday following the attack which he sustained from the attack during the wee hours of Monday by unknown assailants.

Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Police Roda Manjolo said on Monday that people who attacked Area 23 Police Unit are not known and they are carrying investigations.

Lilongwe Police Station Public Relations Officer Kingsley Dandaula said the incident happened around 1:00 AM when a group of ten people sought assistance from the police unit only to attack the Officer in charge who was attending to them.

”It is indeed true that the incident happened earlier this morning. A group of over ten people dressed in military attire comprising green T-shirts and camouflage trousers attacked Officer in Charge  who was attending to them. Officers on duty came to rescue  only to have a petrol bomb thrown at them before the group kidnapped the Officer in Charge,” said Dandaula.

According to Dandaula, residents around the unit who were awaken by the commotion at the unit mobilised themselves to put out the fire and search for the kidnapped officer.

Spokesperson of Mlotha family, Dellick Mlotha is calling upon Police Service to probe and demand justice.

“We are very shocked over the demise of our relative but what pains us is that up to now we don’t know who killed our relation,” said Mlotha.

Condemn and condolence

Meanwhile, President Peter Mutharika has condemened the attack and send his condolences to the bereaved family.

“The President and Government extend their deepest condolences to sergeant Mlotha’s wife and children, the extended family and the entire Malawi Police Service on this unfortunate death” reads a statement issued by the State House.

The statement, signed by Chikondi Juma, adds: “The President further condemns the attacks that some unknown people have been perpetrating targeting Police officers and ordinary civilians which have left several people injured and some dead and in some cases, infrastructure destroyed”.

Last week, deputy commander of Malawi Defence Force, Lieutenant General Griffin Supuni, was detained at the Area 18 Police station for assaulting police officers who had responded to a robbery attack.

Some suspect the attacks are carried by some army officers.

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Kambwali
Guest

Ndife anthu a modzi. Why killing one another. Police have their own responsibilities while Army also. Their is nobody who is superior

concerned citizen
Guest

God have a mercy on our country and keep it a land of peace

mac william shumba
Guest

The problem is the deputy army commander instead of finding out what has he just started hitting g4s guard then thugs escaped this army people they need proper education on security

Patriotic Citizen
Guest

Its some overzealous junior soldiers who have done this. Believe it or not. But its bad and sad, also worrisome to Malawi. Let them be brought to book

felix
Guest

very bad indeed

RED EYES
Guest

kapokola dont hant wt ucant kill mwamvaaa!! jst kp thinking hao 2 find money 4 ur relative & make dea lyf better. tapangani zomwezo u wil live. carryon.

EYE WITNESSES
Guest

They gunned down a soldier in ZA, put into custody a senior Army officer, MDF have their own Military Police to deal with such cases why did the police acted that way? Let the game begin!!!!! DPP woyeeeee!!!! APM woyeeeeee!!!!!

dickson jailos
Guest

Mzimu wanu uwuse nditendele

tonde
Guest

Th one who is behind ths death ll see no pc coz wapha munthu emwe sanamulakwire. Ubulutu umenewo musowa nano mtendere

dumakude
Guest

I blame the police commissioner on this,,, how come u start awar that u cant finish? U ‘ve been killing the army ppl for so long and u put a general of the army for three days without to follow a proper protocal.

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