HRDC to proceed with demo against police-perpetrated rape in Msundwe

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has vowed to proceed with its planned demonstrations this Thursday to push for the arrest of the police officers  alleged to have raped women in and around Msundwe area along the Lilongwe-Mchinji Road in October last year.

Mtambo: If police are not going to arrest suspects within their ranks, we are moving on with planned demonstrations on Thursday

HRDC officials said they would proceed with demonstrations to protest the police officers’ suspected rape and other criminal acts in the area.

Human rights activist Timothy Mtambo, national chairperson of HRDC, whose organisation has held a series of mass demonstrations over the conduct of the May 21 Tripartite Elections, said Thursday’s demonstrations will be called off only if the police arrest and start prosecuting the suspects.

“Our women experienced trauma which has never happened on earth. We are saying that if those police officers are not going to be arrested by Wednesday  and if they are not going to be interdicted, we are moving on with planned demonstrations on Thursday,” said Mtambo.

But  police Deputy Inspector General (Administration) John Nyondo told a news conference on Tuesday that an internal police probe report was submitted to Acting IG Duncan Mwapasa and that a fresh probe is underway.

Said Nyondo: “The inquiry submitted findings to the acting Inspector General. But the findings were presented internally and they were not made public because we are doing further investigations. Management is keen to see that investigations are done to the logical conclusion.”

In its report,  tax-funded Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) Msaid it established that police officers raped 13 women, defiled one girl and sexually-assaulted three under-18 girls during their October 8 2019 operation around the area.

Meanwhile, HRDC chairperson Mtambo  has blamed police for not producing public reports on circumstances that led to the deaths of suspects such as Buleya Lule in police cell, as he was being tried in a case involving a person with albinism; third year Polytechnic engineering student and political activist Robert Chasowa and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate services Issah Njaunju, among other cases.

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hewe
1 year ago

BIG SATANS AT WORK IN MALAWI. YOU STILL WANT TO DESTROY OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
1 year ago

Can’t you just seat down and talk? It has to be demonstrations only? This organisation will destabilise Malawi if we are not careful. They are useless

cooking oil.
cooking oil.
1 year ago

…Maybe Matenda ndi mimba zinatengedwa kalekale before that operation who knows….and there is proof that the officer’s life ended there,sorry freedom fighters

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
1 year ago

IT HAS TO BE AGAINST APM THE SUDAN WAY!
YOU CAN’T HAVE A SENILE AS PRESIDENT, MY FOOT!

Bengo
Bengo
1 year ago

Hrdc ni vindere. Sadziwa chochita my nthawi yake

I am the Same Old guy

Kodi zitsiruzi zilibe chochita cha phindu? Mwatikwana ndi nyansi zanuzi. Kodi ana omwe adaluza bambo awo kwa nsundwe are not traumatised, and mkazi waq wa police yemwew adaphedwayu sasowekera chitinthozo kuchokera kwa anthu ngati inu? why are u silent on the death of late Imedi and choose to make noise over the alleged rape of the people who killed this noble officer?

Mr Truth Pains
1 year ago

The perpetrators of Nsundwe death saga of the police cop are behind bars,
So why not the perpetrators of sexual assault, rapes , defilement and robbery committed by the police themselves to innocent civilians??

This is what HRDC is advocating, so it’s really tough for someone like u with Cadet paint on the face to really understand the circumstances behind this demonstration.

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

as far as i remember,Timothy MTUMBO and his HRDC has never said anything about the justice against the perpetrators who killed a police officer at Msundwe.Why is it so?
Instead,he was busy going to police station/prison kukaona omwe amangidwa pa nkhani yi mpaka kuwatulutsitsa.
Dont u personally see that these guys have an agenda apart from the so called Human Rights?
Look at this with sober Mind

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
1 year ago

Kodi nde kuti the alleged rapes are of greater concern than the life which was lost at Nsundwe? I have never heard HRDC mention the death of my dear friend at Msundwe

Achachanda kulaga
Achachanda kulaga
1 year ago
Reply to  Chiswa B

Its not that death is good hell NO the fact is he died on duty he sweared that he will put his life on the line to in force the law. Sad he died that is very bad, but raping innoncent women and girls who never took part in the killing of a police officer is un called for. To add salt they were raped and humilated by the same people who are supposed to protect them and the law, they need to be brought to book just like those who killed officer Imedi. They are all criminals.

Kuswa Kuswa
1 year ago

Iwenso nde chindere chakufikapo. Do you not know that the disturbance where those nyau idiots murdered Usumani Imedi was organized by the same HRDC bum-bums and that the chief mercenary of fake accent ex-reverend Nyolonyo Yona was seen taking bush tea with those idiots?

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
1 year ago

fuso likuti mchifukwa chani Timothy Mtumbo nd HRDC samakambapo zakuphedwa kwa officer IMEDI?
Samakambako kalikose za imfa imeneyo why?

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
1 year ago
Reply to  Chiswa B

My brother, those suspects who killed police officer are still in custody, so should apply the same with these Cadets who raped our children and our grand mothers

Thomas Ussi
Thomas Ussi
1 year ago

Wasting time

A FEW GOOD MEN
A FEW GOOD MEN
1 year ago

HRDC YOU ARE ONLY TALKING ABOUT RAPED WOMEN AND BREYA LULE + CHASOWA.

WHAT ABOUT THE POLICE OFFICER KILLED ON DUTY IN MSUNDWE??

ISN’T HIS LIFE IMPORTANT?

ARE YOU GUYS SILENT BECAUSE HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER??

YOU GUYS ARE NOT NEUTRAL…. RUBBISH

mphatso
mphatso
1 year ago
Reply to  A FEW GOOD MEN

Hrdc duty is to protect the rights of people. And the police officer died in the line of duty , let the law take its course

Saili Mwale
Saili Mwale
1 year ago
Reply to  A FEW GOOD MEN

Those suspected to be involved in the killing of the police officer and the violence related to it were arrested and tried. Some were given bail pending more investigation.

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