HRCC calls on Malawi Police to invest hugely in public order management techniques

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the banner of the Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC)  has called on the law enforcers, mainly the Malawi Police to invest hugely in Public Order Management techniques including sending its officers for specialized training to address the gaps in the service which is endangering the lives of cops.

The grave for Imedi

According to HRCC, Malawi cannot afford to continue losing its service men in the line of duty.

The call follows violent protests at Nsundwe in Lilongwe and claimed a life of a police officer, Usumani Imedi.

Imedi, who was stoned to death on duty by the protesters, was laid to rest on Wednesday in Mangochi.

HRCC said in a statement released on Wednesday that it learnt with great shock and disbelief the conduct of Msundwe residents who resorted to unlawful and violent protests against President Mutharika’s public rally in Lilongwe last Tuesday.

The statement then urges political leaders to come in the open and bring sanity as opposed to violence and death being perpetrated by its followers.

In a statement made available to Nyasa Times, the HRCC says it finds the acts by Msundwe residents as unlawful, barbaric and dangerous to the country’s democratic dispensation where dissent is supposed to be allowed at all levels.

The statement further says taking the law in their hands be it for or against those supporting the current regime is not only retrogressive to the country’s hard won democracy but also a recipe for lawlessness, anarchy and strife in a fragile country such as Malawi.

HRCC  therefore condemns the Msundwe resistance against a legitimately declared government and has since called on the law enforcers to Act with speed to bring to book perpetrators of these barbaric acts.

Meanwhile, Malawi Police have arrested 40 suspects in connection to violent protests at Nsundwe on Tuesday 8th October.

Some Nsundwe residents, calling themselves Nsundwe Special forces, mounted a roadblock on Mchinji-Lilongwe road and were demanding money from motorists.

Law enforcers were deployed to clear the road and this did not go down well the special forces who consequently stoned officer Imedi to death.

National Police Spokesperson James Kadadzera the suspects will be taken to court to answer different charges once investigations are over.

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Those boys will walk free. Unless you have video evidence of the stunning, it is very difficult to prove a case against the randomly arrested individuals. The ones who committed this barbaric act may have disappeared by the time the police arrived knowing so well the danger looming.

Kaka
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Kaka

STUPID MTAMBOOOOOO SATANIC. YOU MEAN TO SAY THAT OUR FORCES ARE ARE NOT TRAINED. VERY STUPID. UFITKAPENA

Jiliza
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Jiliza

Malawi wathu wawonongendwa

dalo
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dalo

KODI NANGA JOMO KU BLANTYRE NDI ANZAKE ZILIPATI????? ZIKUMVEKA MWAMANGA ANTHU KU LILONGWE KOMA NANGA KU BT ZIKUTI BWANJI MAPOLICA

Mbusiyeni Muthembi
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Mbusiyeni Muthembi

Ok mukunena zoona koma tiyeni tiwone komwe zachokera zinthuzi, zachokera kutali kwabasi. Mr Billy Mayaya akanaluza moyo wawo koma sitinawone inu mukuluruka chonchi, kodi zikupereka chithunzi chotani kwa amalawi ngati ife? Inutu mwawonetsa mbali tisakubisireni ndithu. Mulungu akukuwonani kuti mukulephera ntchito choncho palibe chomwe mungaphulepo kanthu. Pano mwamanga anthu wolakwa ndiwosalakwa womwe pamene ku Blantyre simunamange olo ndi mmodzi yemwe mpaka lero kuli ziiiii. Malawi afika ponunkha ndipo zidzakuvutani ngati simukudziwa, samalani khalani osakondera.

Concerned citizen
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Concerned citizen

So true Muthembi. Mulungu akuona zonsezi ndipo sakhala chete ayi. Israel wachoka patali ndipo sizovuta konse Mulungu kulanga Egypt mu njira iliyonse. Malawi dzuka, pemphera molimba Iye Yemwe Ali Mwini zonse saodzera ayi. Nthawi ndi Nyengo ifika. No matter how long it will take this will come to an end. Akuluakulu adyera akupweteketsa the innocent ones. Ma satanist Indeed hungry for blood to fill up your empty bottles. God will judge you. I pray for this to happen to you anthu adyera. Muoneker poyera. God is able!

Tuvitwana
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Tuvitwana

GUYS, MY PPLE, KWA GOLIATI IN 2014, LOMWEZ KILLED A VERY SENIOR POLICE OFFICER FROM SALIMA. THE ISSUE JUST ENDED LIKE THAT.
TODAY, A MUCH JUNIOR OFFICER IS KILLED AND YOU WANT TO MAKE A MOUNTAIN OUT OF AN ANT HILL!? AAAAAAAAAA

Hmariwa
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Hmariwa

Tuvitwana, very correct

Rachel Banda
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Rachel Banda

Our police are eejits, they think using tear gas is a way to manage crowds, they can’t communicate and lead situations, because they are boneheads.

anthu
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anthu

HRCC this kind of biasness in commenting issues is what is bringing problems to nation. much as I do not agree with the Nsundwe behaviour but HRCC what did you say about Karonga boy killed in Mzuzu under police custody, Mayaya was hacked in presence of the Police officers, what was your reaction, teargas of QECH which led to loss of life, just to mention a few. Be HRCC for all not a section

Concerned citizen
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Concerned citizen

Ndiye dyera lokhalokhalo. Kulepher kunena chilungamo. I pray for this Organization to be confused and let it scatter. Ngati alandra scone iwathimbe pa khosi. a Malawi akuzunzika mu njira zosiyanasiyana iwo akulephera bwanji kunena chilungamo kuti ayanjanitse mtundu wa a Malawi

Zoona
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Zoona

Kodi a Mtambo, ku maliro amenewa ndiye simunapiteko kuti mwina mukalamkhulenso monga muja munachitira pa dzana paja ku Karonga?

Galamukani
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Galamukani

At least Kalaiti will go for sure

yobu 13 13
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agwidwawo akaphedwe