Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Samuel Tembenu has said the state will not prosecute Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa killer suspects but the murder victim’s friend, Moses Black described Tembenu’s statement as the government ploy to protect DPP officials and the police.
.Tembenu punched holes on the Robert Chasowa commission of inquiry led by the now Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda.
“The evidence was flawed, we need to have a fresh investigation,” said Tembenu.
The detailed commission of inquiry names former southern region Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor Noel Masangwi, other DPP operatives and police officers as suspects in the murder of the political activist.
Tembenu said the state could not rely on the inquiry report and said it would be hiring foreign investigators to probe the murder.
However, Chasowa’s best friend, Moses Black described Tembenu’s statement as the government ploy to protect DPP officials and the police.
“We all know what happened. Why can’t the state bring the suspects to court? I am ready to face the judge and testify because I know how my best friend was killed,” said Black.
He said he knows how the police picked him from Blantyre to Lilongwe to give him money to foil protests, how he was driven back and later killed.
The commission of inquiry says Chasowa was abducted from Polytechnic campus, killed along Lunzu road and brought back to campus to show as if he committed suicide by falling to his death from a pavement roof.