Law expert faults Malawi police for arrest, re-arrest on Chisale

South Africa-based Malawian professor of law, Danwood Chirwa, has faulted the police for the arresting former president Peter Mutharika private bodyguard thrice even though courts granted him bail on different cases.

Danwood Chirwa, a South Africa-based law expert, The idea of arresting, re-arresting, re-arresting and re-arresting a suspect happens only in failed states and dictatorial regimes

Writing on his Facebook wall, Danwood Chirwa said the conduct of the police on the matter was a matter of concern, saying the law enforcers seemed too eager to correct their past ineptitude and complicity by playing to the tune of the mob rather than following the law while exercising their responsibilities.

“The idea of arresting, re-arresting, re-arresting and re-arresting a suspect happens only in failed states and dictatorial regimes,” says Chirwa.

He says Malawi is governed by laws and has a Constitution, all of which must be respected all times.

“Even the most devious suspect or accused has due process rights that must be respected. The police cannot render court orders worthless by endlessly re-arresting suspects or accused persons,” he says.

Chisale was initially arrested on allegations that he was involved in a deal whereby Mutharika’s TPIN was used to import K5 billion worth of cement duty free.

As soon as he was given bail by the Lilongwe resident magistrate’s court, he was rearrested before even leaving the court premises, this time charged with attempted murder of a woman in Blantyre.

He was driven to Blantyre where the High Court granted him bail just to be rearrested for the murder of the Anti-Corruption Bureau deputy director Issah Njauju.

Chisale is now on full remand at Maula prison.

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Chilungamo Chafika
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Chilungamo Chafika

Is the man being arrested on the same crime or different crimes? Asiye kumumanga pa milandu inayo chifukwa mukuti Danwood Chirwa wabwebweta or walota pa fb? Milandu amapalamulayo ndi yosiyana ada Chirwa muvwengi umumpha! Let the police do their job without interference.

KotiMan
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KotiMan

Danwood is a useless professor like Peter Mutharika. He is a dull educated man…..

Chechinawa
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Chechinawa

Bvuto la Tonga akaphunzira u lawyer amawona ngati apamban a wina aliyense, chitsanzo ndi Raphael Kasambala , the guy thought that he is untouchable look now, where is he? And this so called Law expert Danwood Chirwa thinks that he can dictate Malawians, tell him to go to hell ( he can go and jump into Lake Malaw) at Chintheche Beach.

Zayadhino
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Zayadhino

Danwood Chirwa is complaining about arresting, then re-arresting and re-arresting and re-arresting a suspect. Nowhere does he cite a section that supports his complaint; he simply mentions “laws and the Constitution”. It would appear that Danwood Chirwa is fine with people who offend, and re-offend and re-offend and re-offend simply because they believe that they are untouchable. To show his complete ignorance of Malawi under DPP, he talks about MPS’s “past ineptitude”. How ignorant of the DPP can one be? During the run up to the 2020 FPE, DPP thugs assaulted Tonse Alliance monitors in Mulanje. The Police Chief in… Read more »

Ben Phiri, PhD
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Ben Phiri, PhD

Dont worry my brother. He is a charlatan law professor. Forgive him. He was just theorizing!

DANIELphiri
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DANIELphiri

Danwood otherwise you are Daniel Chirwa and you want to steal from the whites in South Africa,a country with sleeping dog. Even if Chirwa was in the Country the President would NOT have picked you him because his education background is in zero. Better keep QUIET there and deceive your whites. Professor wa peter muthalika umenewo go to hello.

Imedi
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Imedi

Malawi needs another liberation

Nalingula
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Nalingula

TRUE the Second Revolution will be Poor People going House to House Collecting what has been stollen from them since 1994….If RICH thieves Continue getting Away with Plunder ….Ndizomwe anthu akukambiranu mu ghettomu….

Huti
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Huti

Keep speaking Prof Danwood Chirwa. People will thank you when their eyes are opened

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Angakuwintseni milandu amenewo …Si chimodzimodzi a APM …ma theory Basi …Munthu osauka omangidwamangidwa timati Kabwerebwere ….Koma poti Mlonda wa a APM yu ndi Billionaire Basi ndizolakwika ….

Kambuku Chakwera
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MCP believes in the reign of terror and dictatorship. They believe in arresting and intimidating opposition political parties until they all run away and seek asylum in neighboring countries thereby making MCP the only existing party and rule for 30 years unopposed. This is how they defeated multipartyism in the 60s.

Take care Malawi, the terrorist party is in the house.

Unfortunately, young people who were born after 1990 know nothing about MCP. Nkhanza za MCP zomwe mwawona via HRDC and UTM zi mpang’ono chabe. MCP imapha mwakabisira…the nyau style. Enanu mukuyesa ili ndi bodza. Kodi Jumani alikuti?????

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Kodi Nanu Inu Police ndiyimene Ikugwira Anthu …Munthu amgwire pa Ma Case omwe umboni Sunapezeke? Kapena achite kudikira kuti Milandu take yonse Ifufuzidwe asanagwidwe?

Chabwela
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Bodza MCP ya a
Dausi
Ntaba
Bakili inalidi yankhanza zokuopha ndizoononga chikhalidwe cha a Malawi.
Pano ndi smaire campaign kufunabe udindo a Devil People’s Party.
Nepotism
Corruption
Regionalism
Poor educational curriculum
Family politics
Under Devil Peoples Party has turnished Malawi and Malawians
Let’s plunderers go to where they belong

Chechinawa
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Chechinawa

Ndibodza limene, iwe uli ndizaka zingati? Nthawi imeneyo kunali chipani chimodzi, lero zipani ndizambiri, imeneyi timati Political propaganda ukunenayi. Suwina taa mpang’ono pomwe, peza zina zoremba..

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Am not a Polofesa …Assuming I have a fight at a drinking joint ,people get injured and they report to Police.On my way home am involved in a hit and run …someone dies.Police pick me up on the Drinking Joint case ….am given bail …at this point they are not aware that I was involved in a hit and run …Will the police rearrest me ? And when I arrived home that night I beat up my wife and she decides to report to Police after am given bail on the Hit and Run.Meanwhile my Business Partners discover that I… Read more »

new republic
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new republic

THE TITLE OF MR CHIRWA DAWOOD WHATEVER he is also human full of error when it comes to opinion
NALIGULA you can make a better lawyer than this south african based layer am wit you

The Judge
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The Judge

But if professors are what we are having or are from Malawi, then we need to ask ourselves if indeed Malawi can produce a real professor! We had a professor who was the President, now we have a Professor who is a Political activist, does it mean professors are all idiots like what we have in Malawi?

utmcp
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utmcp

Danwood is just a foolish dog…who is he? being in south africa doesnt mean you are intelligent. you are just a fool. do you know the problems of us here? wachamba iwe

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