Surge of killings in Malawi worry UN

United Nations Commission for Human Rights has expressed concern over the surge of killings in Malawi, saying in the last two months, 16 people have been killed.

Mob Justice in Malawi

Mob Justice in Malawi

The commission says in a statement the killings through mob justice or for whatever motive are deplorable and must be discouraged.

The Geneva based UN body has since asked the Malawi prosecuting agencies to bring culprits to book and assist victims.

“The government should sensitise people on the dangers of taking the law into their own hands,” says the UN.

Police spokesman Nicholas Gondwa says the law enforcers are doing all they can to prevent such killings.

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Ayaya kumudzi
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5 months 12 days ago

Its understandable that people are frustrated with the systems that are maybe letting them down but,
a. What if the suspected thief is a mental patient.

b. What if you kill an innocent person who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time?

Thus says The Lord, vengeance belongs to me. If you shed innocent blood God will hold you accountable.

Phunziro
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Phunziro
5 months 17 days ago
It seems its police who are encouraging mob justice, once tipped of robbers even telling the names of thieves who are removing peace in our locations. They ask you to go and catch them yourself without thinking of the consequences after catching that thieve by the victims who were robbed, don’t you think the victims will directly torch them who has caused pain and havoc in them. You Police people you have to investigate and catch the thieves yourself after being tipped. what if we victims go to the villages of these thieves and arrest the thief don’t you think… Read more »
Nathaniel Saopa
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Nathaniel Saopa
5 months 17 days ago

Catch the thug, beat the thug, torch the thug to ashes (It is ashes to ashes). As long as these lazy bones continue to cause havoc in our homes, villages, towns and cities willy nilly we will also burn them willy nilly so that they do not exist anymore to bother us. Burn, burn, burn, burn the pigs. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

doro
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doro
5 months 17 days ago

Ma court ndi a police sakutithandiza thats y anthu akulanga okha.

Enid
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Enid
5 months 17 days ago
Steve #26, much as I don’t support the mob justice, it is wrong to call us uncivilized and uneducated! I am sure wherever you come from, there are criminals just like Malawi and obviously you are not all called criminals! We may be poor but how come we can afford computers and cannot afford television? Does that make sense? How come we speak a bit of decent English if we are uneducated? When these robbers invade our homes or premises, they torture us, rape us and even kill us!!! The police is not doing enough to protect us, that is… Read more »
chirimba boy
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5 months 17 days ago

There is no point here with UN,themselves are failing people they are failing to unite nations.when albino are being hunted like wild animals,they keep quite,when the relatives.of the victims resort to revenge they are making noise,why?I hope this albino bones buisness is confidicially legal.so u mean to say that albino has no human rights,but their killers?are albino not human? Go damm UN,we have AU here.

William
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5 months 17 days ago

Firstly we must highlight about universal human rights then nobody will above the law of else to dismiss life for anyone

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
5 months 17 days ago
without a dot of a doubt,Malawi under Peter’s leadership, has become a lawless country equivalent to Middle East Countries whereby people jump over dead bodies in the streets without fear and human decency.This demonstrates that Muthalika has totally failed to run the country,he just cares about himself and his wife.This is not dignified leadership seeing dead bodies along the streets and the government just looks askance as if Malawians are wild animals.It is not the Malawi I used to love and respect and generally,people are demoralized for they look at the government having thrown them into the mouth of a… Read more »
Emmanuel Chilonga
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Emmanuel Chilonga
5 months 18 days ago

there is nothing like United Nations chifukwa palibe maiko amene ali ogwirizana padziko lapansi komano mob justice its not a way to go tikuononga nazo image yadziko lathu zimenezi. the law enforcers have a long way to go

Steve
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Steve
5 months 18 days ago

WHAT AN IDIOT #4 COMMENT THAT SAYS UK, SA and AMERICA IS UNCIVILIZED LIKE MALAWI..

THERE IS NO PLACE ON EARTH SO UNEDUCTAED AND PRIMITIVE LIKE MALAWI..

MALAWIANS CANT AFFORD TELEVISIONS AND SO THEY LIVE NOT KNOWING WHAT IS GOING
ON IN THE REST OF THE WORLD..

THEY THINK PEOPLE IN THE REST OF THE WORLD LIVE LIKE THEY DO AS WILD ANIMALS!!.

November Rain
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November Rain
5 months 17 days ago
You may wish to know that you are more idiotic than number 4. In fact number 4 is not an idiot for making such observations. You talk about televisions as if the TV is a moral compass. You boast about much knowledge of the world around you, yet you doubt that in SA people kill each other more than we do. You defend the primitiveness of America but they believe others like blacks, are less human; thus, American police shoot blacks and esily get away with it. You call that civility? Your ignorance is astounding! Stop castigating others, and calling… Read more »
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