Parallel investigations on Njauju murder -Malawi rights commission

State funded Malawi Human Rights Commission has threatened to institute a parallel investigation into the death of a senior Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) officer Issa Njauju.

Dzonzi:  Speedy investigations on Njauju

Dzonzi: Speedy investigations on Njauju

The Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) chairperson Justin Dzonzi said this on Wednesday in Lilongwe ahead of human rights day on Thursday.

Dzonzi wondered why the state is taking time to investigate the death of Njaunju and bring the killers to book despite promises by President Peter Mutharika and top government officials.

“We are monitoring the situation very closely with interest although we are giving the government the benefit of doubt,” he said.

Njaunju was killed six months ago and only one person has since been arrested prompting civil society organisations to threaten peaceful protests in Mangochi because of the slow pace at which the police are handling the matter.

Dzonzi, however, could not say how long his organisation is giving the state the matter before MHRC starts its own investigations to probe the police why they are failing to act with speed to investigate the matter.

“If it takes longer, we will institute our own investigations but we don’t want to interfere with the police investigations now, we are giving them a time limit,” said Dzomzi without disclosing the time limit.

He said failure by the state borders on rights violations.

Dzonzi further said Malawi is doing well on political rights which include freedom of press and expression and freedom of assembly as people can now make peaceful protests to make their cases heard to the government.

He however said Malawi is not doing well in economic freedoms partly because Malawi is a poor country.

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36 thoughts on “Parallel investigations on Njauju murder -Malawi rights commission”

  1. Juda says:

    next time we will hear that the suspect has died in prison malawi

  2. Abdullah says:

    ishaa Allah!! patalike pafupike wina azagwidwa.

  3. casmany says:

    Dpp government is very bad,this are Mafias of killing and bad target ,I dislike these party,Njauju died because of his work for sure!but one day God will punish those killers.

  4. casmany says:

    The government knows very well about Njaunju,s death,Peter mutharika,s plan.

  5. NIGERIAN DAVIDO says:

    Nasibeko* Kelvins is the onlyguy who has tell the world the exact truth about the matter. A mere person may not have a chance to mess the place called #PRESIDENTIAL VILLA. . Njauju was killed by Big body not somebody.

  6. Ubuntu says:

    Nyasa please check the piuucture above is not for Late Njaunju rather Late Lumbani Namba. Please check your editorial before publishing.

  7. Prince Edward rsa says:

    Is presidential villas malo achisawawa? To have access to that place you need permission,how come asivillian manage dig and barry adead body inside presidential villa amalawi ndinu agalukwambiri x17000000.

  8. bullets in my blood says:

    This is too bad for the family and the entire nation as Malawi,anyway God Will judge accordingly one day

  9. Homeboy says:

    I weep for my country. it is no longer a safe place to live in if you are doing fine. pipo look at you analyse you monitor your movements track you and later on gun you down. our men in uniform seem to trace only bonyaz and leave behind big fish. where is the chanthunya case where is chasowa case where is so and so case. files miss at courts if you are connected.

  10. George Kamanga says:

    If it was another one to investigate Njaunj’s death I would be expecting the truth but Dzonzi you are a big liar and fool. The same people you are dancing to their tune and they are feeding you with their dirty cash then yet you utter such mocking words to the dead spirit and his dear deceased family.

    It is good to remain quiet and enjoy the rotten cash APM and his dogs are feeding you to feel at home and send your young ones to best schools.
    It is sad Malawians to find ways hoy to steal cash in the name of doing the truth but your hearts are filled with greed and evil desires. Dzonzi use another way to steal cash in your organization rather than using the late Njaunju’s name. Let his spirit rest in peace and his family shouldn’t be mocked, teased and abused by you evil men of this land.

    Dzonzi wagwira potentha koma dziwa kuti tsiku LA 40 likuza ndipo suzazemba ndipang’ono pomwe. If it was possiblethat the dead speak I would have advised you to ask late bingu what day number 40 means in one’s life. This day when it comes it never minds whether you are surrounded by guards trained in Israel or in the USA or whether you have billions of money or you are sleeping in the palace.
    Dzonzi peza njira yina yotapira ndalama zikaphweka.

  11. THE TRUTH IS says:

    THE GUY IN CUSTODY ON THIS MURDER IS A POOR WATCHMAN FROM KAUMA. HE WENT LOOKING FOR MICE ALONG LL RIVER NEAR STATE HOUSE. HE FOUND A CELL PHONE THERE WHICH HE SOLD TO VENDORS AT KAUMA. VENDORS SOLD THIS TO A SOLDIER FROM NEARBY KAMUZU BARRACKS. SOMEHOW THE SOLDIER DISCOVERED THAT THIS WAS NJAUJU’S PHONE. WHEN THE WATCHMAN WAS QUESTIONED IT WAS FOUND THAT WHERE HE PICKED THE PHONE ALONG THE RIVER IS WHERE THE BODY OF NJAUJU WAS FOUND. HE WAS ARRESTED IN JULY AND HAS BEEN IN CUSTODY SINCE. HIS POOR WIFE AND CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING AT KAUMA AS HE HAS BEEN USED AS A SCAPEGOAT FOR A CRIME COMMITTED BY A SOPHISTICATED SYNDICATE. HE IS NOT SOPHISTICATED ENOUGH TO HAVE DONE THIS CRIME. GO TO KAUMA AND TALK TO HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND YOU WILL SEE HIS INNOCENCE.
    IF CSOs WANT TO HAVE A CAUSE ON THIS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, IT IS THE PLIGHT OF THIS FELLA THAT THEY SHOULD BE FIGHTING FOR.
    THE REAL MURDERERS ARE HIDING BEHIND AN INNOCENT SOUL.

  12. Nasibeko says:

    Sky Boy Kelvins, those who killed him & those who masterminded the plot to kill him did a perfect job to misled some people like you & when they see your comment they are laughing that you are an agent to change people’s perception in that line of thinking but alas people are clever these days.

  13. mbanga says:

    There still cases of Dr Stambuli and poly where there is enough talk but relactance on taking action9

  14. mbanga says:

    by the fact that many people are still talking about his murder there is an element of importance on the type of work he was involved in. was his vehicle marked. was he driving towards the direction of his house? or he was in the vicinity of some suspect in whatever cases he was handling or involved in.if it was pure robbery what stuff was stolen. how was the vehicle stopped and him hijacked? The arrested guy how was he caught? what evidence is there against him. What was he found with? hire me and I will assist.

  15. mbanga says:

    This case can be solved quite easily. u start from when he knocked off from work and how he moved. check phone records on who the last person he spoke to. interview the wife if he had no girl friends. get finger prints from his vehicle. did they trace tyre marks. how was he buried, deep or shallow. post mortem, how did he die, strangulation or gun. who are his friends and what did they mostly talk about. was he known to comment on any case handled by his company?

  16. choka phiri says:

    Just because it happened with Gadama we have tog silence even this time. U are telling med we should keep quite? By keeping quite we are promotion political killing. Supposed it was one of their own who was killed in such barbarc way. Could they keep quite. If we dont ask for justice Then Malawi is not demokrati nation. U who always talk bad about NGO and human rights are animals. U deserve to be teater like dogs. Even The government is funded by donors. Nyauju has left children. Hej died because hem was doing his work. Malawians have very bad mind set. I support justice. I know Nyauju but political killing should stop otherwise we have to start our own killing gangster.

  17. Mangulenje says:

    Pliz HRC go flat out to investigate Njauju kliiers.
    DPP donot think you will forever hide.
    Information ili ndi omwe mukuganiza kuti ndi masapota anuwo ndipo they are sharing..
    Mudziwanso.

  18. Jamison Chagwa Lungu says:

    Ma rubbish business. Stick to your mandate and let police do their J-O-B. Is this the only unresolved murder in Malawi? What about Sheik Bushidad? Who knows how and why Matafale, Linda Gasa, and Chasowa files went cold?

  19. MPA says:

    Muthalika adachotsa dala Atupele ku ministry of internal affairs ata promisa K1.5m kwa amene athandizire kugwira opha Njaunju. DPP ikukhudzidwa. Ili mkati mosokoneza maumboni. Inu a Human Rights mukuchedwa yambanipo.

  20. Alombere cheDokotala. says:

    Guys tisachedwesane APA. Asilamu apange matalazimu… Yense okhuzidwa ndi imfa ya iye apenge…kaya ndibMutharika, masangwi….eeetu

  21. Nyembezi says:

    Ingwe is behind. The killers of Robert Chasowa are known and those who killed Gadama and Matenje are known. What are talking about?

    Let the MHC invite FBI. They will be caght. Tulo bwanji Mr Ingwe. Let me tell you something. Foresinc experts use certain material that bring the faces of the who commit crime. Also know that whatever crime scence you leave DNA. Watch FBI files. Kugona aMalawi. You think this is a difficult case to solve. It is not.

  22. Angel Gabriel says:

    Zidzadziwika

  23. boston mlotha says:

    the suspects behind the killing is still unfold just wait coz God ‘s time is the best time,

  24. SkyBoy Kelvins says:

    Njauju was shot in one of the rooms of Presidential Villa. And was thrown out through the Window. He was not killed by mere Gunmen but The Current Adiministration knows everything. This is why police is not doing anything. Khoswe akakhala pa nlkhate sapheka. Time will come and He the HE will be questioned about it. Says : KELVINS

  25. Che Ngana says:

    My Sky Boy .Have You Ever Heard Of Saying “disguising Murderous Act”??Then Why Was His Car Found In Area 25.Should We Say The Murderers Are From 25??Were The Murderers Of The Five Ministers From Mwanza If I May Ask You??Simunamve Kuti Munthu Waphedwa Dera Lina Kukatayidwa Kwina??Kuti Ofufuza Azilimbana Ndi Dera Lomwe Kwapezeka Mtemboko.Kumupha Munthu Mnyumba Mwake Mkuiyatsa Moto Kuti Anthu Aziti Wapsya Ndi Moto.Zinazi Osamayankhula Chifukwa Choti Mmadana Ndi Winawake Kapena Mtundu Wina Wake Wa Anthu Kapena Chifukwa Anthu Akuyankhula Mungochimwapo Ulere.Inu A Parralel Investigation Go Ahead Koma Dziwani Kuti Imformation Kuti Ipangidwe Kukhala Umboni Ovomerezedwa Ndi Khothi Umasowa Ukaswiri Ndipo Mlandu Wa Pa Court Sumakambidwa Ngati Anthu Akuphunzira Mkalasi It Requires Ma Proven Facts Not Mere Hearsays,gossips Or Cooked Stories.Samalani Mmayankhulidwe Ngati Target Yanu Ili Munthu Winawake You Will Be Disappointed For Sure.

  26. Bingu says:

    If governement wants to end the negative speculation then it must institute an investigation as a matter of urgency. Otherwise where there is no information people can not be stopped from speculating including mentioning suspects.

  27. mamaaa says:

    WHY cant you just keep quiet and shut your burstard toilets, komadi nchimo limazunza emwe walichita why mukusowa mtendere nonkha? did you think that killing aperson is same as killing a chicken,wait and you are going to face the consiquences.

  28. Tilitonse says:

    A Dzonzi, fufuzani ndithu before these DPP murders take more innocent lives

  29. igwe says:

    Ladies and gentle men let me my view or opinion here. I am sharing the impact over death of Issa with everyone. But to say that CSOs can investigate this case, its not true. CSOs can not review anything over it. Till now no body can work out the cause of Issa’s death. This is almost the same as the death of Robert Chawa, Matafale , Gadama and his company, John Chilembwe.We can have our guesing for who killed who but we can not come up with the killers.Even the case of Gadama was handled by our court judges , the Kenyata Nyirendas, nothing happened.Imagine the equation being coiled here that if the corpse of late Issa was found near presidential villas, then the state is responsible for the death. Rubbish. If somebody is looking for funds from donors, just say so and consume donors cheap money.

  30. Happy Eduardo says:

    Mr. Sky Boy Kelvins, what type of thinking is this? Can you enroll with one of the so many universities in town to enhance your critical thinking.

  31. Chigawaneni says:

    God knows who is/are responsible for Njaunju’s death. He/She/They will one day be exposed, I’m sure.

  32. xxx says:

    Talk is cheap. Lets wait and see how the parallel investigation will unfold. Just shows that, as a country, we are in a state of lawlessness and myopia.

  33. flamingo says:

    Shallow thinking Sky Boy Kelvins, why would the president have body disposed next to hi Villa if he was involved,? may be somenone was trying to implicate him and Mr Zone why would DPP want to kill Njaunju, he was only the bureau secretary not involved in any cashagate investigations or prosecutions but just administrator. Nthawi zina do your homework before commenting!

  34. zon says:

    Njaunju was killed by DPP and it is difficult for the police to act. Osati tizipusitsanapo apa. But don’t think that the truth will be hidden forever. Ask MCP on Gadama’s death. Nthawi imakwana.

  35. big says:

    You know what? I think there is something about this case that I don’t understanding. Having lived in the west for a while, I learnt that murder case investigations can take long sometimes. They even become cold cases depending on lack of breakthroughs. All things being ok, do you expect investigators to find the killers now now because of pressure? Even FBI take long sometimes due to complex nature of case but they nenever let a case die even if it takes 20 years. Otherwise we are impatient or unrealistic sometimes. This is not straight forward cash gate case.

  36. Sky Boy Kelvins says:

    Death of Issa Njauju was a mysterious one. But what get me shocked is that his body was found behind Presidential Villars. That means he was assessinated by a crew hired by President

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