Disgusting and barbaric!  Malawi’s president condemns sexual assault on girl, 11 and killing of woman suspected to be witch

President Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday condemned the high rate of violence in the country against women and children, calling it  “disgusting and barbaric”.

President Chakwera: Government will protect women
Chakwera had asked MPs to stand for a minute silence in honour of an elderly woman who was stoned to death.

Chakwera speaking in Parliament  before responding to the questions from legislators, took time to condemn what he described as barbaric behaviour that has been unleashed on innocent souls in the country.

He singled out the lynching of an elderly woman in Dedza over witchcraft accusations, the

defilement of an 11-year-old girl from Chikwawa and the destruction of property at Kumbali

Lodge worth millions of Kwacha’s among the examples.

The President  said the cowardly criminals sexually attacking girls  and cases of the brutal murder of persons accused of witchcraft have absolutely no regard for the sanctity of human life.

“I am really troubled in my spirit. I have been appalled by certain behaviour by Malawians,” said Chakwera.

However, the President assured all Malawians, in particular women that they will be protected.

“I want to assure women in this country that they will be protected. I want to also assure  old people that they will be protected.

“We cannot allow these type of things to continue happening. We can’t let lawlessness to become king in this country,” said Chakwera.

In recent years, Malawi has become a witch killing field where suspected witches are frequently abducted, attacked, stoned to death or lynched by local mobs.

There have been cases where alleged witches were stoned or beaten to death by their accusers. Some incidents  have been reported where persons accused of witchcraft are abducted and held hostage.

Now President Chakwera  has said enough of these atrocities, enough of this bloodshed.

Malawians now expect Chakwera to provide the leadership that has been missing in the fight against  suspected witches persecution and killing.

Chakwera must read the riot act to witch hunters and killers in the country and use his position and powers to end this carnage and mindless violence.

Meanwhile, Inspector General (IG) of Police, George Kainja has said increased cases of mob justice are a sign of a sour relationship between law-enforcers and the public.

Kainja  has since committed to introduce a service charter, improve service delivery and customer satisfaction questionnaire in all police stations to allow people to provide feedback on police conduct.

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2 years ago

Lazaro, but you said nothing when a man was scalded with hot porridge by his wife in Dowa over land issue. Is a man’s pain not worth worrying about? Why does the world favour one type of gender?

And for the general increase in violence in this country, Chakwera must blame it on his stupid terrorist minister mtambo. Mtumbo single handedly replaced dialogue with violence in this country and expect more of the same because you reap what you sow. Abusa onyenga inu fotseki.

2 years ago
Reply to  Phyotola

Ayi sizikugwirizana izi pano ayi tere kaya konko

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
2 years ago

the whore Dossi..

Zoona zake
Zoona zake
2 years ago
Reply to  nafundo zalo

Mr President maiko azathu defilement ndi mulandu oposa okupha , ndipo amafufuza bwino because Ali ndi team yabwino yofufuza milandu ngati imeneyi or ya athu achi albino make a team MR president for exp ku ndirande Dr Joyce banda akusegulira one stop centre anapeze case yomwe anafufuza wa chinyamata ekha paka kupeza evidence why don’t you take people like him

Last edited 2 years ago by Zoona zake
Chiswa B
Chiswa B
2 years ago

Lazalo, these thugs are graduates from your college of destruction which you led alongside your minister for vichi vichi but he answers by a name like mtumbo

2 years ago
Reply to  Chiswa B

Izi pano ayi abakha

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

What do you expect from a country full of mbuli? A country full of the fayinesi ma MP osatha chingerezi? People still believe in ufiti in 21st Century. A country whose MPs talk of boreholes as development. A country that destroys it’s own environment. A country that has replaced buses with njinga.

2 years ago

Kuteroko bakha 🦆 phweeeeeee 🇲🇼

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