Njauju murder was politicaly inspired  – Malawi rights watchdog

Vocal human rights activist Timothy Mtambo, who is also executive director of Centre for Human Rights and Rehabillitation (CHRR) has said the murder of former Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate affairs Issa Njauju was politically inspired hence the state has failed to make  proper investigations.

Njaunju car in ashes: Acivist says it was work of regime thugs

Njaunju car in ashes: Acivist says it was work of regime thugs

Njauju was murdered under mysterious circumstances in July 2015 in Lilongwe. His official vehicle was torched near the river where his body was discovered half buried in sand.

“It’s sad that out of many lives we have lost, the 20 July, Robert Chasowa, and now our brother Njauju, justice has not been delivered and I see hide and seek games on the case. In Malawi we have a problem of sitting on things that are wrong, we worship impunity,”  said Mtambo.

Mtambo said the failure by the State to bring Njauju’s murder to justice as a stain on the national quest to good governance.

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) alsos challenged government to find the murderers of Njauju.

“It is disappointing to see the silence over the investigation, we don’t know what is happening to the investigation and this is a blow to justice delivery in the country because those who are involved in fighting corruption in the country now know they are vulnerable, can be attacked with impunity without the impunity being checked or brought to book,” said CCJP acting national coordinator Martin Chiphwanya

Taxpayer-funded Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) also called for speedy progress on investigations.

MHRC chairperson Justin Dzonzi said the commission is following with keen interest all the developments surrounding the case.

Dzonzi said “cases don’t have to drag for life. Actually, this will lead to continued infringement of human rights as the public is entitled to know.”

Western donors called for a thorough probe into the murder of Njauju. They described the murder as an assault on the justice system and fight against corruption.

Njauju, 49, came from Mangochi District but was buried in Lilongwe. He was one of the five directors at the graft-busting body.

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7 thoughts on “Njauju murder was politicaly inspired  – Malawi rights watchdog”

  1. Mgift says:

    Fools Support stupid party readers , DPP IS APARTY OF KILLERS & yet they are being supported

  2. Mgift says:


  3. awa lives begin to end during the timw we become silent to things that matters most in lives ,,,,,,,,,,in this case i call justice as a thing mattering most,,,,,,,,,,,,nd the people quite are the culprits involved …………

  4. Vyaluta says:

    western countries what are u doing on this why cant u involve CIA and u r just looking at this come on

  5. Chambe says:

    Police was effective during Kamuzu era because we the community assisted them with information. The community of today is totally different. Each individual citizen minds their own business and will not come forward with information to Police even if they have such. We also don’t see any financial rewards to those who can come up with info. leading to successful arrest and prosecution. Police even came out open that they have no forensic equipment to assist with info. This Njaunju case is now in the cold files and forget about all such other cases that even JB’s government failed to investigate.

  6. The Patriot says:

    Does someone or a group of people really believe that they will get away with the murders of Chasowa, Njauju or the 20th July massacres?
    Mukunamatu! Zingatenge nthawi yaitali bwanji, tsiku la 40 lodzakwana anthu onse adzakudziwani nonse mukukhudzidwa ndi nkhanizi…….unless if you die early!!
    The blood of Chasowa, Njauju and the July 20 victims is crying for justice and the people in Authority are sitting pretty in their offices…..where is conscience? Have our leaders sold their souls or they are hiding something? You can run wnd hide but one day the law will catch up with all of you…..
    Malawians are famous for their short memory but we will never forget Chasowa, Njauju and the July 20 massacre victims.Musova!!!

  7. Ben says:

    DPP simapha inu a Mtambo koma akuti MCP ask Bakili Muluzi. Up to now people in southern Malawi believe that.

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