Malawi Police release panga wielding thugs

Malawi Police  released  on bail suspects arrested  in  connection to the violence that erupted last week at a solidarity rally Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera held in Mzuzu city after press emerged that they had  implicated senior officials of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Mzuzu panga thugs beleived to be sgtate-sponsored  are freed

Mzuzu panga thugs beleived to be sgtate-sponsored are freed

Five suspected arrested involved with the violence are: Thembisire Nkosi, 32 from Nkosi village, Traditional Authority Nthwalo in Mzimba; George Mwamtobe, 38, from Mwangukulu Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kilipula in Karonga; Lumbani Munthali, 29, from Matupi Village, T/A Chikulamayembe, Rumphi; Clive Nthakomwa, 52, of Malema Village, T/A Kyungu in Karonga; and, Frank Simwaka Kashololo, 30, from Kashololo Village, T/A Mwenewenya in Chitipa.

Government officials are said to have ordered Police to release the suspects.

The investigations have also been compromised with DPP interference, it has been reported.

But Northern Region Police spokesman Maurice Chapola denied  political interference, insisting investigations are on going.

Meanwhile,  the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), a social development arm of the influential Catholic church has expressed concern that Police can be politically “compromised”.

CCJP acting national secretary Martin Chiphwanya said Malawians deserve “an honest and truthful police service” since it is run on tax-payers money.

Police have been a letdown to the tax-payers for their inaction during the day of the violence and  behaved unprofessionally throughout the development on the matter.

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tuvitwana
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tuvitwana
5 months 30 days ago

Ku malawi kuli police kodi??
How can villagers ovetpower the whole police n kill a suspect?? Kkkkkkk.
Dpp police.

cthete
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cthete
5 months 30 days ago

SINCE DPP HAS ORDERED THE POLICE TO RELEASE DPP YOUTH MORALE WHO CAUSED VIOLENCE IN MZUZU, WHAT WE NEED TO DO AS MALAWIAND IS TO KILL THE GUYS AND TAKE THE LAW INTO OUR HANDS.

IF POLICE IS FAILING ON ITS DUTY, THE CITIZENS WILL TAKE OVER.

Webster Chapondaminga
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Webster Chapondaminga
6 months 7 hours ago

Chakwera wise up. Come June 2016 K1 budget for Ministry of Home Affairs

mukharapwio
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6 months 11 hours ago

Chakwera next time when you organise meetings, arm atleast 50 very brave youngmen you trust with pangas sharpened on all sides and command them to ‘hack to amputate’ anyone who will try to disrupt your meetings.do not waste your time on the premise that you are a man of God bcoz even cerebrated men of God like David, Solomon, Moses,Samuel used violence to attain peace.nowadays survival of the fittest is the order of the day

Chimunthu
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Chimunthu
6 months 12 hours ago

Clearly the police are in the hands of the DPP. Why else is the government funding the building of police houses and painting them blue? Malawi is becoming a dictatorship once again under APM. Corruption reigns supreme under the DPP which is a power crazed party with no idea how to fix the country’s problems, not that it even wants to. People who are struggling for their very existence are not very likely to rise up against their rulers and the government knows this.

Chalungama Mpilisi
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Chalungama Mpilisi
6 months 13 hours ago

The simplest thing is to eliminate these barbarians one by one, how lace them with petro filled burning tyres

Hamza Wotch
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6 months 13 hours ago

Hahahahaha!police ya pa Malawi yoyenda ndi zibonga kkkkkk!utsamunda siudzatha.

peter
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peter
6 months 13 hours ago

MOB justice …….

Pido
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Pido
6 months 14 hours ago

As we coment, do we know what the law says? How long have the “thugs” been in custody? What have they been charged with? Are they convicts or criminals? Is their case worthy granting bail? Is the case over or it is still in the hands of the authorities? Zinazi, we put too much politics to it that we fail to differentiate the left from the right

Nyau ya ku Dowa
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Nyau ya ku Dowa
6 months 15 hours ago

tiona

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