HRDC says Malawi police should pay costs for demos damage

Anti-Jane Ansah protests organisers say the Malawi  police should pay for the damages of property and looting during Tuesday’s demonstrations in the capital Lilongwe.

Mtambo (2ndL) with other CSOs activitist during the mass protests

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Timothy Mtambo said the police deliberately provoked the situation.

“They came at the community ground, firing teargas to the unsuspecting protesters. The police wanted to disperse the protesters, this provoked the situation,” said Mtambo.

He also claimed that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets were given teargas to spray at protestors.

“We found some civilians with the teagas. One of them had even a screw driver and wanted to kill a protester but an MDF soldier came in quickly,” he said.

Protesters broke into and looted from First Merchant Bank, Movesa and CFAO among other shops and properties in the capital city.

Unlike in previous protests, the police provided little security.

Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said the police would issue its report on the matter.

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Ndife
Ndife
1 year ago

Ma homosexual agalu

TAD
TAD
1 year ago

SO ITS LIKELY THAT THE MALAWI POLICE HAS BEEN INFILTRATED BY PARTY CADETS.
NO SECRET UNDER THE SUN.
HOW DID THE CADETS GET TEARGAS CANNISTERS?

13th Cheque
13th Cheque
1 year ago

Mtambo i will gun you down. You dont know the mess you are causing to this nation.

I heard you are a Satanist, thats why you dont remorse

JCInLA
JCInLA
1 year ago
Reply to  13th Cheque

You too, will be brought down by a bigger gun. Stop being idiotic.

M'Malawi
M'Malawi
1 year ago
Reply to  13th Cheque

SITIMAOPA COWARDS LIKE YOU whose only skill is boot-licking for change money. Malawi for Malawians not DPP

KHARUPA
KHARUPA
1 year ago

Now you guys are just being stupid.

Waw
Waw
1 year ago

That’s no sense. Why shld Police Pay? HRDC SHLD be responsible for all the damages . They couldn’t control their thugs, they have to be held accountable for whatever happened during n post demos. Don’t shift blame to the police.

M'Malawi
M'Malawi
1 year ago
Reply to  Waw

The DPP Police tried to stop a lawful protest at all cost and this is the cost pay it. DPP trying to curtail demos rather than addressing real issues.

Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
Malemu Daniel Phiri Wa Muthali.
1 year ago

the Police deliberately provoked the demonstrators with instructions from above so the Demonstrations should be deemed as destructive. this is the work of the DPP.

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