Hail the pious Malawi Police IG: Muckraking extra

I commend my good friend Lot Dzonzi, the Inspector General of Police, for using unorthodox ways in combating crime in the country.

Lot, the most pious police chief Malawi has ever had, led his troops in a day of prayer and fasting this other Thursday. That was a novel way of combating crime, I must say.

Police chief Loti Dzonzi

Police chief Loti Dzonzi

To Bingu, Peter Mukhito was the best police chief ever, but I think Lot is the coolest head of the police service in the 50 years we have been a republic. He is always calm and collected and never loses temper even when provoked.

But I think, while prayer and fasting are welcome, they may not end crime. Police officers need to be well equipped and properly motivated which need more than prayer.

Joint operations by security organs may help sending the message to the underworld but they only succeed in netting idle drunks, desperate refugees, sex workers and homeless people.

Look, during the latest joint security sweep, only two guns were confiscated while truckloads of people were hauled to the courts for rogue and vagabond or related crimes. But the courts discharged all of them.

Loitering in the streets is not a crime. We have lots of idle people in our midst because of lack of jobs.

I know, as my good friend Lot has confessed, policing is difficult but innocent people must not be victimised.

Look, police must look within itself for answers for the escalating crime rates in the country. In almost all high stakes crimes police officers are involved. If you do not believe me, the recent half a billion kwacha heist at the Standard Bank in Mzuzu was traced back to a police officer in Blantyre who has since been arrested.

Real criminal lords have deep pockets; they can buy their freedom from desperate police officers. Lot has to motivate his men and women so that they are not susceptible to corruption.

Let us pray and fast, of course, for deliverance, but let be practical as we do so.

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10 thoughts on “Hail the pious Malawi Police IG: Muckraking extra”

  1. Vyapasi says:

    I was conned by a police officer just last week! He reported to have located the whereabouts of my lost Samsung s4 mobile phone and that he needed transport to travel to the location where it was beeping. He got MK7,000 from me to cover his transport costs but has since not given feedback. Believe you me I have given him 7 days grace period after which I will take action.

  2. Kanyimbi says:

    Akuba ndi apolisi omwewa. Komabe pali ena owopa Mulungu. Mbamva siwonse ayi. Aneneri onyenga.

  3. oliraolira says:

    Dzonzi is the best IG mukhito anakhala IG anthu Ali ndizochita dziko lino pomwe pano anthu alibe chochita ulova osayamba nde musaone ngati akulephera poti wapephera asanapite Ku ntchito.kungofuna muikepo bwava pampandopa eti

  4. Agama says:

    Before that operation was conducted,most of hardcore crimminals were tiped off by the same police.That’s why anagwira anthu ambiri osalakwa.

  5. Chief says:

    Wapolice akasala anthamangitsa bwanji wakuba?

  6. SALOME says:

    awa ntchito ya police siyawo, a real man of GOD pray and fast wakhoba?

  7. Gonapamhanya says:

    The DPP led government has the capacity to deal with crime. Please APM do a proper soul searching. Do you need Mukhito at State House or Police????

  8. Edison C Ngoma says:

    It has to start with the Lowest ranking officer learning to appreciate h/er/is role as being: `the most valuable one’. This will come only with concerted civic education and serious efforts to address their daily NEEDS and a start @ providing their WANTS. The same goes for the civil servants.

  9. MXii says:

    ATSOGOLERI WATHU AKULAKWA KUMAZIKUNDIKIRA NDALAMA Zankhaninkhani pamene ma junior Staff ndalama pangono ngono !! MA ALLOWANCE NDE OSANENA NDIZIMENE ZIMAWAPSESA MIYOYO MA JUNIOR OMWE AMAGWIRA BNTCHITONSO KWAMBIRI !! NANGA KU U S A ZIMATERO ??? BWANJI OSACHITAPO BKANTHU KUNO KWATHU ???

  10. .... says:

    Mbava ziri mpolisi mmomo, “the recent half a billion kwacha heist at the Standard Bank in Mzuzu was traced back to a police officer in Blantyre who has since been arrested.”

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