CSO’s threaten ‘civil disobedience ‘over Njauju’s murder: Demo in Mangochi to demand justice

Some sections of the civil society are planning to hold demonstrations in the eastern lakeshore district of Mangochi to demand justice for murdered Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate affairs Issa Njauju amid growing calls for speedy investigations into his gruesome murder.

Mayaya:  We will hold peaceful demos

Mayaya: We demand justice or there will be civil disobedience

Njauju’s body was found abandoned in Lilongwe around July 5 close to Presidential Villa riddled with gun bullets while his official vehicle was set on fire and abandoned within the city.

“There is concern over the stalled process and lack of updates to inform the nation about the progress in investigations and bring the culprits to book,” Billy Mayaya, one the civil society activist planning the demonstrations told Nyasa Times on Monday.

“We feel that matter should be given priority given the gruesome nature of the crime and the high profile of the victim,” he said.

Mayaya added: “We want to exert pressure on the relevant authorities to update the nature on progress made so far.”

He warned that if progress on investigations is not forthcoming, “more acts of civil disobedience will take place throughout the country until answers are provided.”

Police said they made one arrest so far and that investigations were still in progress but had earlier indicated the murder of Njauju was related to his work at the graft-busting body.

Mayaya said the demonstration will take place in Mangochi because Njauju, 49, came from the district.

Catholic Commission for Peace and Justice (CCJP) warned that the murder of Njauju could have negative implications in the fight against graft in the country in response to Cashgate.

Envoys of the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, the European Union, Norway and Ireland called for speedy investigations and warned that intimidation and bribery should not been used to deter the bureau from pursuing those denying the country its much-needed resources through corruption.

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maganizo
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chowona chidzadziwi one day pangachedwe pangatani Ellah help us

nellia butaoMartha Chombo
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nellia butaoMartha Chombo

the idea is good but the strategy is not good. I agree with those who say its a national issue but one day it will be another person from any district.

fra
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I have these simple questions that I am still searching for answers: 1.Has NIB failed to find the culprits . 2 has CID failed as well. 3 if they have failed on this HIGH profile case, are they Relevant???

Twambi
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@27
Qs1&2:: no, nib & cid have not failed to find the ugly-hearted people who murdered njaunju. how can they find themselves?
Q3: they are far from bring relevant. just feasting out taxed.

Chalume
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Good ideas, but wrong approach, Mr. Mayaya. This is a national, not a Mangochi, matter!!

mbani
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moble companies are not assisting to catch these thugs as u can c france and america r tracking these thugs using these systems

utitiri
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Bwana Mayaya mwayambayi si demo koma Civil Disobedience. Zoona mungapite kumudzi kwao kwa malemu Njauju ndikukauuza mudzi kuti apite ku ma demo? Anthuwa ndi ophya mtima kwambiri chifukwa cha imfa ya mwana wao choncho akapanga zipolowe osakhala ma demo. Uku ndiye kuyiyamba nkhondo. Mukufuna Anthuwa afe?

choka phiri
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LETS ALL JOIN HANS FOR GODS SAKE TO SUPPORT THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN. KILLING A FATHER WHO WAS DOING HIS JOB AND BURN HIM LIKE A THIEF. THIS IS NOT A KILLING OF A MAN WHO WANT TO STEL A TELEFONEN. AND HOW DID THIS MAN KNOW NYAUNJI? SO STUPID OF GOVERNMENT OR WHOEVER DID. DO YOU THINK MALAWIANS WILL BELIEVED ITS THIS POOR MAN WHO KILLED HIM AND STOLEN MOBILE? THIS ANOTHER RESON MALAWI WILL NOT GET DONORS MONEY. AM GLAD. NO MONEY TO MURDER. NOT EUROPAS TAX MONEY

choka phiri
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There is NO cases releted to political has been solved in Malawi during DDP Chantunya, Chasowa and Nyaunji are an example. Why cases of murder If an ordinary person are easily solved. ? Chantunya was afraid of Duwa and Duwa helped himla to escape from Malawi. Hej is enjoying life in South Africa. If u impregnering a woman whom u cheated Will Mary by leasing your wife and kill herregud and bry het under your house is beyond sin. How difficult is can it be to solve such murder. I think If want This myrders to stop should go in… Read more »
Mjomba Yusuf
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Tiyanjane; this issues must be acted by every Malawians plus all civil society activist as per public demand (and priority matter) since Police investigations team is failing to reveal the fact since the death of The late (loyal Islamic member) Brother Njaunju (may almighty Allah grant him Jannat-fil-daus). I don’t believe that this issue should only be pulled into public/enforcement by eastern people as you are saying, that’s a totally wrong coz the late Njaunju was working in Anti-Corruption bureau (for Malawians) not for Mijombas, ok?. You can’t believe how feel they are (I mean the family members you have… Read more »
Nyoni phiri
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Ufuna scone mayaya! Kma apa waganiza bho

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