Court convicts HRDC looters from Msundwe to 3 years jail term

Lilongwe First Grade magistrate’s court has sentenced five men to three years imprisonment with hard labour each for looting goods worth K23 million during the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  anti-Jane Ansah protests in October last year.

Lilongwe police deputy spokesperson Foster Benjamin said the ruling was handed down on Friday.

All the five suspects come from Msundwe  and Mb’watalika in the outskirts of Lilongwe.

In her ruling, magistrate Diana Mangwana said looting chokes the economic life of any country.

She observed that the conviction and the sentence should be s deterrent to other would be offenders.

The convicts are said to have joined the protests at Lilongwe community ground but when they reached Bwandilo junction, they branched off and went to Area 15 where they broke into a shop and saloon.

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mpanda
mpanda
10 months ago

Hrdc never vandalized any property to be honest. And they have been preaching peaceful demonstrations if these people were not led by there dirty minds this could have been avoided Anyway where are the police who raped their mother’s and sister of msundwe and bwatalika . You see now you police and judges of dpp government

Atokwene
Atokwene
10 months ago

The court should never hand down lienient sentences the rest in custody. Let their masters – HRDC appeal against the conviction and sentence if they care about rights of Malawians. These five convicts will be behind bars until 2022. Their families will be left destitute because of the Mtambo and Trapence organized demos . HRDC please make sure you take care of their families.More sentences to come on the thugs

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
10 months ago

The Justice system cannot afford to be lenient to these thugs and MCP MALOVA. Equally severe sentences should come in future to such cases; and Police should consider the organizers too, as part of the politically inspired demos that degenerates into injuries, anarchy, destruction and theft.
This is serious notice to potential thugs, to be sure.

Wyson phiri
Wyson phiri
10 months ago
Reply to  Mwe'ene

Yes we need some people to be apprehended. What’s happening is crazy.
Hope police can get a bit more brave and look at proper investigations to get to the bottom of cases n apprehend culprits

Waganyu
10 months ago
Reply to  Mwe'ene

Organisers like Jane Ansah and Peter should be considered indeed.

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
Reply to  Mwe'ene

While your president and his team are scort free looting our taxes Mk145million bound on his head. Another one looted our Bank Malawi Saving bank Another one got fair share of Mk10 Billion in the of compensation Eish u Mulakodzi are big looters and thieves in Malawi.

Leave these small finish alone and start with big looters first

Central
Central
10 months ago
Reply to  Mwe'ene

They deserve it! However, I would be the happiest citizen if other criminals like those involved in the MSB K4.5 billion, Maize gate, Water board gate, ESCOM gate, Judge bribers etc etc etc were equally sorted out to make Malawi a clean place to live!!

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
10 months ago

Nsundwe barracks

Eduardo, Provincia de Niassa
Eduardo, Provincia de Niassa
10 months ago

Bravo court! these thugs must be punished.

Kala
Kala
10 months ago

KWATSARA MTAMBOOOOOOOOO WO TAMBA CHIFUKWA AMAGWIRA ZIPOLOPOLO

chkoti
chkoti
10 months ago

Justice has a way to answer any misconduct..

Shonai
10 months ago

Why not deal with the organisers?When something goes Rong in any organization where does the blem go?lt is true these people are terrorist s .

Friend yankho saiconde
10 months ago
Reply to  Shonai

Let them face the judgement because of what they did to innocent people

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