Mzuzu Cops to fight against imprisonment over cell death

Three Mzuzu based Cops have two days starting Tuesday, 21st October, 2014 to 22nd to convince the High Court that it erred in law to find them with a case to answer in connection with the brutal death of a suspect at Mzuzu Police Station two years ago.

Edson Msiska was brutalised in a police cell in Mzuzu and died

Edson Msiska was brutalised in a police cell in Mzuzu and died

The Court found Constable George Kamphe, Constable Victor Msoloma and Constable Lucius Mpakeni with a case to answer on manslaughter charges after the death of the suspect, Edison Msiska, a former Natural Resources College student, on the night of January 29 2012.

If the trio fails in proving that the court made a material error in law, they face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment behind bars with no option for parole, according section 211 of the Penal Code.

But their lawyer is optimistic that the court will overturn its earlier decision, saying they now have competent witness.

Lead defence lawyer Christon Ghambi of CHRAM Associates said they are fully prepared.

Evidence tendered during the two-year-old trial indicates that the Cops literally bludgeoned Msiska.

Renowned Malawi Pathologist Doctor Charles Dzamalala, whom the deceased family hired to do an autopsy, described Msiska’s death as the worst case of assault he had ever seen in his 13-year-old career.

Msiska met his fate four days after his arrest and being found with property suspected to have been stolen.

Police arrested six officers on April 18th  2012  namely, Inspector Gertrude Munkhondia, Constable George Kamphe, Constable Victor Msoloma, , Constable Lucius Mpakeni, Constable Bertha Chavula and , Constable Joel Kapunda, and charged them with murder following police investigations into Msiska’s death.

At the close of the Prosecution case in 2012, the Court acquitted Inspector Gertrude Munkhondia, Constable Bertha Chavula and Constable Joel Kapunda because of lack of evidence.

Nevertheless, it found the trio Constable George Kamphe, Constable Victor Msoloma and Constable Lucius Mpakeni with a case to answer on a charge of manslaughter and not murder as earlier charged.

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DR DRE
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OOH yes, the truth may wonder away but it will always comeback, a strong man cannot go just like that, can yu imagine the pain he was going thru during the whole ordeal,? LORD have mercy, nawoso afe ndithu i rest my case.

BOKO HARAMU
Guest

let them face the big hand of law, chilungamo sichamatama, sichifuna kutchena, ruther loves to be naked, mungachiphimbe bwanji one day it will come out.

kwali
Guest

Let them face it, don,t hesitate.

Gundumulani
Guest

Imagine if it was you Child, Imagine the pain his parents are having right now, even sending them to prison, will not bring him back, I pray for my poor country

Chindindi
Guest

Zoopsa,,let justice 4

gogo
Guest

Primitive tactics.Savagerly cruelty brutish. May the authorities investigate this in all the Police cells throughout the country. It could hv bn understood if he had commited murder or rape. One day you have to give an account to God

daniel mpatamlonde
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anthu awo alangidwe. apolice atatuwo ndi ankhanza kwambiri. alangidwe amangidwe basi. mwazi wa munthu wu londole justice!

Malapwa-lapwa
Guest

Amenewa atatuwa asachedwese boma ayi koma akalowe kuti akaliziwe dziko,akaone a satana eni eni a ku prison.

Rompwa
Guest

Ma comment anu adzikhala athandauzo, osangoyakhula kuti wina anditame.

gogo
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Police or murderers. Hang them

Paddy
Guest

apolisi amalanga anthu ena pamene iwowo ndiye oipitsitsa. Akagwira chamba sanena kumene akachiyika, a traffic ndiye sheee! ma prosecutor amamanga olakwiridwa ndikumasula opalamula mlandu.

honest
Guest

Shida Msiska anali wapolisi kukaronga Lero akuseva kumzimba prison nkhani zake ngati zomwezi. Awanso akaseve, anthu woyipa awa

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