Malawi Police still probing  Chanco police brutality on female students

Malawi Police say they are still investigating  use of excessive force by some of his officers on defenseless female students at Chancellor College (Chanco) during  protests over fee hike a few months ago.

Kachama:Ordered the probe

Kachama:Ordered the probe

Nyaude: Probe still on

Nyaude: Probe still on

A video clip was released on social media showing armed police assaulting an unarmed young female students.

Deputy police spokesperson Tomeck Nyaude said police investigations can take time.

“The police are still investigating the matter along with three other issues; the unlawful wounding of a police officer by the students, the damaging of a police vehicle by the students and theft of rice and oither items by the students,” said Nyaude.

He said people should know that police investigations have no time limit whilst inquiries have time limits.

Malawians on social media furiously condemned the police brutality on the young female students and the Law Society of Malawi indicated it would help the female students sue the Malawi Police over the matter.

The male students also allegedly assaulted some police officers and took away a police cap from one of the officers which was shown being burnt on fire in the social media. The students were up against university fee hike.

Police  Inspector General (IG) Lexten Kachama ordered an inquiry into a leaked video clip  which showed a group of police officers aggressively chasing unarmed students before confronting and ruthlessly assaulting the two helpless girls.

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) executive director Timothy Mtambo has accused the police of trying to suppress the matter and has called for the dismissal and prosecution of the responsible officers.

He said: “What they [officers] did is totally against their job which is to protect and promote people’s rights as stipulated in the Police Act and the country’s Constitution.”

Taxpayer-funded Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), a constitutionally established human rights watchdog, had indicated it is carrying out “comprehensive investigations” into the matter whose findings will form the basis of recommendations to be made to concerned authorities for redress.

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3 thoughts on “Malawi Police still probing  Chanco police brutality on female students”

  1. Gauwo says:

    kodi Nyaude ndipachibale ndi Dr George Chaponda akufanana kuchibwanoko..

  2. gringo says:

    cibwano ngati academic freedom

  3. be humane says:

    Timothy Mtambo, who is then investigating property damages and victimization of innocent people who were beaten, stoned, and their property destroyed by these students? The Police did well to beat them up why do you always back up gangs and leave innocent citizens? I bet You, no police officer will be convicted on that and thats good news to take unless students are also brought to book. Repairing damaged property by government takes our tax payers money for granted. We should not condone that instead of using our tax payers money to buy medicine you mean government should waste it on repairing deliberately damaged property by irresponsible students? No. The Police please next time beat them hard

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