Malawi President Joyce Banda on Wednesday swore in Sophie Kalimba as commissioner in the inquiry into the death of a fourth-year Polytechnic engineering student Robert Chasowa who was found dead at the campus in Blantyre.
During the swearing in at State Lodge in Lilongwe, President Banda advised Kalimba to work dedicatedly to find answers on what killed Chasowa.
“The parents are waiting, the nation is waiting, I advise you to move fast so that we can know what killed our boy,” said the Malawi leader.
Kalimba was not sworn in when other commissioners took their oath as she was out of the country.
The other commissioners include chairperson of the commission Supreme Court of Appeal Judge Andrew Nyirenda, pathologist professor George Liomba, former commissioner of police Mary Mangwiza Manyusa and lawyer Paul Maulidi and retired senior civil servant Ben Mbewe
Banda told the commission it was clear Chasowa was brutally murdered and the commission was only required to investigate and establish what happened for Malawians to know the truth.
Chasowa was found dead on September 24 last year.
The late president Bingu wa Mutharika indicated he was going to institute a commission of inquiry on Chasowa, but he did not.