Malawi Police recruiting 3,000 DPP cadres

Malawi government has ordered police for recruitment and training of 3,000 youth in its rank and file but Nyasa Times understands those targeted for recruitment are ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadres.

President Mutharika at the police pass out parade

President Mutharika at the police pass out parade

The recruitment of DPP cadres in the police service is said to be under  commandeered by deputy police chief Duncan Mwapatsa.

Police sources said: “Hundreds will be fused in Police from the  DPP cadets.”

The DPP cadres in police uniform will also be used to harass and intimidate people mainly in opposition strong holds during the 2019 elections.

But the police denied the allegations, saying the recruits are supposed to be community crime preventers.

Meanwhile, there was a vigil at Police Training School in Limbe, Blantyre on Thursday as trainee cops wants authorities to remove non-holders of MSCE certificate, those with fake invitation letters.

The opposition is on record questioning Malawi Police recruitment exercise, saying it is contributing to security lapse.

Leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera, who is also the president of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) s during the last sitting of parliament faulted the unprofessional recruitment of police officers whom he said most of them are party zealots who do not take the law seriously.

“I have stated over and over on what they can do to change the things for the better but they have a prerogative to disregard what I have been saying. In recruitment do not take party zealots and say these should be police men and women,” said Chakwera.

According to Chakwera, high crime rate in the country is as results of a systematic way of not being professional in what the recruitment has done.

Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Internal Security, Enock Chihana, also criticized the recruitment of cops.

Chihana said the recruitment process for police officers is “so lacking that the service has even recruited thieves and thugs”.

“We have noticed that when recruiting these officers, there is no background check and to make things worse the training period is too short as it ranges from three to six months,” said Chihana.

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33 thoughts on “Malawi Police recruiting 3,000 DPP cadres”

  1. dee kay says:

    Munthu ankaba ali ku university komwe anzake anamumenya. Kuba ndi khalidwe lake. Makerere has records. Asukulu anzake ataona kuti zinthu zao zikusowa anadikira tsiku lina ali mkala iye atatuluka kwakanthawi. Pokamupeza ku dorm, anamugwira akuba. Chindere chvakufikapo.

  2. Dennis chiwaula kk says:

    Wakuba ndi wakuba basi, Achimwene ake atatsala pafupi ndi kufa si aja anawapeza zima brief case za ndalama USA dollars. Azalowa amene akasiya u president wo.

  3. enawa angopezerapomwayi oipisa boma,alekeni achite mmene akuonera not your idea

  4. Evance Y. Tuwali says:

    That is political propaganda,Lazaro chatsika is a failure, he has run from God and is expecting the same God to assist him to get the hot presidential seat, what a foolish galatian and you think you can fool malawians you will see the results of running away from God in 2019

  5. Chembe says:

    I like Malawi where it’s hard to get into the army/ military than in the police service which is supposed to be vice versa. The polobulemu being politicians looking for their own interests

  6. Trainer says:

    Mmmmm Inu Nkhani Siimeneyo.Ma Trainer Omwe Amapanga Vigil Imeneyi Akanizidwa Kulowetsa Anthu Omwe Anawadyera Ndalama Kuti Awalowetsa Ntchito Ndiye Akuyesesa Kupanga Zothekazo Kuti Wina Zimuipile Sinanga Ndalama Anadya Kale.Munaona Kuti Munthu Wa J C E Akupanga Vigil Kuti Mzaka Wa J C E Asalembedwe Ntchito.Iwo Mmene Ankalembedwa Ntchito Ndi Ma J C E Awo Anawapangila Vigil Ndani.Tamafufuzani Bwino Nkhanizi.Anthu Ena Atengedwa Opanda Abale Awo Kupolisi Komweko Oo Ku Ndale Za Ziiiiiiiiii Mmafukiza Utsi Pa Madzi Bwanji.

  7. Mbewe Phiri says:

    We want these cadres help us to rig the 2019 elections in all districts especially in central region where you chewas are just too many.We are the minority tribe how do you think we can win elections?We also busy calling all sleepy mang’anjas as lomwes here in sauzeni region so that they do not became part of the chewas.We do not have many lomwe chiefs as well but we need to ensure that we rule the majority by hook or crook.We are threatened by the CHEWA MAJORITY.

  8. CHOLAPITSA says:

    ndimaona ngati mukudandaula zenizeni koma ndaona kuti YONA CHAKWERA othawa kutumikila Mulungu akufuna kusokoneza anthu pomawapatsa maumboni abodza,,kodi Chakwera akazalowa MBoma sikudzalembedwa anthu ntchito?nanga ndekuti adzakhala ali aKongelesi?amene zikumunyansa angosamuka mudziko munooo DPP WOOYEEEE

  9. Apao Kugola says:

    It is such kind of recruitment of mediocre political zealots that makes police officers fail to agitate for better services in their camps. For instance, if a large number of police officers were recruited on merit plus educational acumen they wouldn’t be afraid to question authorities why those housed at C campany (opposite Lilongwe CCAP or Mema MBC Studio) and other locations live in such eyesore of houses. What the Government is doing is true dictatorship: employing the daft and dandaheads with intellectual deficiencies because they can’t question any bad treatment on them. And the daft will only vent their anger on innocent civilians like the way they do on our roads. Instead such police officer praise mediocrity looking at their bosses as their saviours. However, after some time, it is these officers who tend to compromise their responsibility to national duty when they realise that the whole exercise of relying on their tribal linkages in recruitment and promostions was more of a short-term measure than otherwise.

    But why recruit political zealots? If it is to deal with opposition supportes during the 2019 elections, what makes the DPP Government think that Malawians will continue accepting intimidation? Are we not the same Malawians who challenged the mighty Kamuzu Banda’s dictatorship between 1992 and 1993 until the real Ngwazi had to bow down to pressure despite having a full command of MYP cadres (The Kayombe) and the poilce with him. As a people we have to be very careful when inciting violence. Government should be the last branch of society to perpetrate violence against its own people.

    The By the way, apolisi nonse from the Lhomwe belt who are bent on harassing the Fearless Samurai for one reason or the other should know that the Samurai was created with a heart of STEEL. Remove your uniform next time you want to attack the Samurai on personal issues there and then you will know who and what the true Samurai is. Ndakutoperani. Enough is enough. Don’t hide behind being on official duty when you come to me on personal vendetta. Mbechete pele.

    Mbite. Naruta. Nayenda byanga. Ndafwamba shangu. Itte kimasu!

    The Fearless samuari

  10. KWANU MKWANU says:

    the 3000 cops must be divided into all the districts of the country in order to help combating crimes. NOT DPP Cadres but these are for government,as they will be paid government salaries.

  11. Wachimwa mlawuzi says:

    Get ready for another operation chotsani DPP cadets in the police service before 2019 elections. Mwayiwara kale when we had MYP in this country. Watch out anzanga mukulowa u police chifukwa cha chipani kaya zanu izo. Anzanu anakali kuvutika mmidzi chifukwa nkhani ngati zimenezi.

  12. Kaya says:

    SO government has started training militants in the country. Kaya!!!! This is the fall of mighty Jerico. This country now is banana republic, only dpp zealots can refute this. the literature is very clear that our country has become a failed state. This is when the few rich dpp politician other cashgaters are reaping poor Malawians, to them they call it business as usual. But when times come for the poor to fight back, they start saying its violence. Please save malawi!!!

  13. Winston Msowoya says:

    Another bunch of Young Pioneers? The DPP regime has absolutely lost moral compass to run the government.We have National Police which used to be loyal to the their duties and committed to their obligations until in the running years,they became circumvented and embarked on corrupt bandwagon to sustain their extended families.Tragically,our Police men and Women are most neglected by the Government and yet they are supposedly protecting our daily lives.Look at their houses the way are dilapidated due to longevity and nobody cares about them.What the leaders care about is their own interests and those of their adherents.The government spends public funds like drunken-soldiers.In fact,what would be the tasks of these antediluvians? It is foolhardy to create another force, while people are embroiled in vicious shortage of food,medical stores are empty of strategic medicines,transport fares beyond the reach of our poor people,national crime rate never seen in 52 years of independence and national economy,the worst in Sub Saharan Africa.I wouldn’t vacillate to liken Malawi with Somalia (FAILED STATE).DPP has failed to deliver the goods and Muthalika therefore,must step down before even the BANK OF MALAWI DRIESUP.

  14. ineyo says:

    political appointments die together with their political masters ñ mistresses!

    Right from the north only those directly connected to dpp and/or police gurus have been recruited.

    so what does this mean? MOB JUSTICE IS HERE TO STAY bcoz justice shall never prevail! lembani zigawengazo but ifeyo yathu ndi mob justice.

    kaliati u r busy with social media regulation issues so that no one falls and knows your stupid acts. your days are being numbered

  15. nyaka 1 says:

    i agree coz even on ground this same mwapasa is treating officers in roadblocks, both main and adhock harsh and cruel, let me remind him most of these deputies aphuma cry at the end of thier tenure eg; bophani ndi ena otero. Police work n politics they never move on the same lane . Hope mwapasa is about to meet his fate, mizimu ikumudandaula ndi yambiri aziona kuti mulungu si james, these party zealots ndi amene zimakhala mbutuma sizitha ntchito olo mpang’ono pomwe, ntchito kupempha maudindo and amakhala anthu amwano koopsya mma office mu. Time is the best judge .

  16. This has bern going on since 2010 and the system of recruitmrnt is so fiscriminatory. in terms of genfer, phiscal heught, albino not even 5 why colour.. this is a human rights issuecti employmrnt why party cadres…

  17. CHIKOKOTO says:

    some of u reading this were recruited like this, enanu ndinu mabwana bcoz of chinyengo let them be recruited nawonso akufuna mane.

  18. Mwisukulu Wabo says:

    Thugs, gangsters, robbers, criminals and robbers will recruit their fellow characters. APM, his MPs and ministers are criminals and they will only recruit fellow gangsters to protect their evil acts.

  19. Amuna says:

    ine ndilibe mawu.

  20. Boma losatheka says:

    Sizitithandiza izi

  21. This is disgusting and heartening, why could the whole president and internal security minister allow such a mess and stupid act, where is my Malawi going? My motherland is in horrific trench, police has turn to be a place for training thieves and thugs.

  22. nkhanga zawona says:

    Zoona kugulisa nkuku zanga,nkhumba zanga so that my son should attend the interviews both written and oral koma zoopsya kukatenga ana anu,abale anu,zibwenzi zanu komanso mpakana kumalandila ndalama,ayi ambuye akudaliseni anthu woyipa inu,mfiti za wanthu,zandinyansatu heavy

  23. john phiri says:

    Come and harass me, ndagula kale pistol yanga ndidzidzangobandula nayo apolisi a mwano

  24. chigo says:

    please disqualify this recruitment, there is no transparence,and scrutenised if whether they have attended interviews?

  25. kangade says:


  26. Lilongwe says:

    Stop mistreating innocent unemployed Malawians. The bias you are doing today, God is watching you.

  27. Vyoto says:

    Mukunyumwatu nkuyamba miseche chifukwa mukudziwa kuti izi ndi zimene mumachita nthawi ya chipani chimodzi. Asiyeni a polisi ndi a army agwire ntchito yawo. Mukufuna muyambe kuti mwabeledwa chisankho cha 2019?

  28. Omex70 says:

    Stupid system. Where are we heading to as a nation with this notorious DPP led government?

  29. Kaphaizi Tembo says:

    Am one of the disappointed citizens of this nation. My cousin attended all interviews and according to her she did very well for instance she came position #3 during practicals and on top of that she has good grades for M.S.C.E. During oral interviews, she was asked to introduce herself and to surrender her particulars. But to her surprised, she has been left. It is painful to hear that there are trainees without M.S.C.E in the police training colleges, where is our country heading to? SHAAAAAMEEEEEE.

  30. Phwisa says:

    If it were in other countries such stories would have costed alot on Nyasatimes crew. But since our police is the most useless in the world then no wonder nothing will be done to Nyasatimes.

  31. Izo says:

    This is a tragedy and a disaster. This is compromising the professionalism of the Police. DPP and Peter Mutharika are a disaster for Malawi

  32. wobeba wanga says:

    This is very true. Kaliati ordered the police to recruit more youths from her constituency. We had a house boy who hails from chiradzulu. He even resigned from his houseboy-ship just a month ago, assuring us that him and other youth are joining the police with the help of kaliati.

  33. Area 30 Police Headquarters says:

    It is true. Am in the very same system and is very disheartening to note that young Malawians that have the right qualifications have been left out just because of this so called stupid Mwapasa despite they vigorously attended all the interviews.

    You know Mwapasa called about 55 thousand plus people to attend the interviews when he knew that only few are going to be dubiously picked. I mean we do not need a rocket scientist to deal with these issues. Why has Mwapasa decided not to paste qualified names on notice boards across the country so that those that can not afford to have their letters in post office see.

    To say the truth this intake has been marred with irregularities that have never happened in the service and this Stupid Mwapasa should be forced to resign. He is loved with no body in the service. He is just too powerful just because he was once arrested with the president.

    Mr. President Sir, please remove this Stupid Mwapasa in the service.

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