Malawi leader vows to fight crime and corruption

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has maintained his vow to fight corruption and organised crime  in the country and has since urged all arms of the government to join forces with the administration.

President Mutharika: Promised a broad attack on crime  and action against underground gang

President Mutharika: Promised a broad attack on crime and action against underground gang

Police have reported several armed robberies, murders and car jackings, creating fear and panic among Malawians.

Mutharika said on Tuesday that his administration is waging war against crime.

“In order for us to wage a successful war, we will need to work together with the courts in the discharge of cases. It is only when we join forces that the public can begin to take us seriously,”  President Mutharika said when he presided over the swearing of Justice Anthony Kamanga to the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal.

“I therefore want to appeal to the Judiciary that, as a nation, let us send a strong warning that crime will no longer be tolerated in this country,” he added.

Last year Mutharika claimed that organized gangs – he did not disclose which ones – want to destabilize his administration.

In the 2014-2015 national ‘zero-aid’ budget, the government more than doubled its allocation to the country’s law enforcement agencies, including local police, to help curb criminal activities.

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20 thoughts on “Malawi leader vows to fight crime and corruption”

  1. victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi says:

    Mr President,
    Crime should be eliminated, including that of our DPP cadres who terrorize others. They kill at will even a police officer at Goliati. Though I am not a PP follower, that was also a crime at it’s high level. Have they been brought to book, Mr President? The panga welders of Blantyre, have they been brought to book and sentenced? The Robert Chasowa assassination. The Fanikiso murder! These are but a few of grave crimes by our bloody hands which we have not addressed, which will still haunt the regime, us in DPP, and you Mr President because you and your affiliates are connected to them. God is not associated with concealing bloody crime. No matter what and who we are.

  2. Hoitty says:

    We are breeding thieves in Malawi by tolerating street kids who terrorise people even during day time. They harras, verbally abuse and beat up women in our streets just because you’ve given them little money or nothing. These boys are even more dangerous at night where they stab or rape. When they grow up they graduate to minibus call boys and hard core thieves and robbery gangs that terrorise homes at night and hack people with no mercy because alibe umunthu or chisoni kamba ka moyo omwe anakulila. Please minister Kaliyati stop the cycle ya umbava. deal with these children now before they grow to man thieves. Otherwise pano achuluka and umbava utivuta mtsogolomu.

  3. ujeni says:

    Talk talk talk, we are tired of your lip service. You have literally done nothing since you became president apart from nepotistic appointment of Patricia Kaliati and a bunch of village advisors

  4. marko says:

    I WILL FIGHT HIV/AIDS “BAKILI LATER HE WILL SAY AM AM I DRUG TO FIGHT ILLNESS..WHAT I SAID WAS I WILL HELP IN RECRUITING MORE HEALTH SO THEY CAN HELP IN DISTRIBUTING LIFE PROLONGING DRUGS AND CHIPONDE.THE PRESIDENTS ARE VERY STUPID.JZU SAID “YOU MUST BE VERY STUPID”.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Inensodi zimandinyasa kuwaona apolice akuyenda wapansi samathanso kuyendetsa galimoto mfutinso alibe, emergecy phone number ili offline ndiye chitetezo chilipati pamenepo, police station ina iliyonse tikufuna magalimo ambiri komanso wapolise wina aliyense azikhala ndi drivers licence komanso magalimoto apolise azikhala ndi mafuta ndawi zonse aziyenda yenda mmaderamu patrolling osangoti inu andale fuel pamwezi 1000 litres pomwe apilice komanso ma ambulance alibe mafuta, iam from Thyolo TA chimaliro Group village Mauwa Kwalikwezembe so now i want to see the change from u Mr president we will continue to love u mr president

  6. Hameed Chiwaya says:

    ndidzakhulupilira mawu amenewa akadzayamba kumanga mbava za office ya boma kuno ku BK DISTRICT katangale wakula boma la Balaka

  7. Talk is cheap Mr President! We want results! Buying cars alone want solve problems. Ask the people and they will give ideas.

  8. Njolinjo says:

    Lip service when we are tactically empty.

  9. ujeni says:

    Talk is cheap without action. Most of the armed robberies taking place its either the Lhomwe people or people mostly from Southern districts. Time to be specific when attacking crime pepetrators

  10. KASIYAMALIRO says:

    The honeymoon was over when IG Kanyama came in. Is the honeymoon on now? Kodi honeymoon ndi chiyani? Kaya ndi ka mwezi ka Uchi? Kanthu kameneka ine sindinakaone. Koma ndikadzakomana nako, ndidzakamsyomsyona…eeh zija amati kiss pa chingerezi. Congrats to Anthony Kamanga SC!

  11. ndadabwa says:

    chitani manyazi. muyambe inu ndi akazanu kusiya kuba ndalama za nac.

  12. Kadakwiza says:

    How can government fight crime and corruption if the same government is corrupt

  13. kd says:

    Mr president with due respect, up until you take on the 1.7billion muluzi case, 92billion Bingu case, 13billion JB case, Chasowa murder case, otherwise you are just a joke to the Malawi ans…. l rest my case.

  14. CORRUPTION IN MALAWI ASK UDF. DPP, PP NOW DPP AGAIN, THEY HAD AND HAVE SPEACIL SYSTEMS OF STEALING MONEY AND CORRUPTION CIRCLES.

  15. inayake says:

    Mr President. You can’t fight crime with words. You need a Police that has adequate vehicles, fuel and proper training. What we are seing are lack of patrols, no commitment for emergencies lack of functioning Police hotlines and to mention a few.
    Lets see change with action and not words.

  16. Jelbin mk says:

    But can corruption be fought successfully if your very finance minister and gender minister have corruption cases to answer in court and yet you shielding them and have become immune to prosecution as though they were the presidents themselves, unless we do away with this culture of impunity the battle against corruption is far away from over.

  17. Alungwana says:

    We dont clap hands when you say but when you act

  18. Achimidzimidzi says:

    A good point.
    Am sure he is referring to MPS as an organized gang.

  19. Jebison Slindine Nyoni says:

    Mbuzi ya president. We thought crime rate would go down according to your campaign promises but alas this is the regime that has performed badly on security.

  20. Namalila says:

    That’s good news Mr President, we will all rally behind your agenda and must defeat these monsters as they are really disturbing peace and economic growth of our beloved country.
    Your choice for the office of the IG, has been one of the best choice amongst many.
    Keep Blessed!

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