Malawi leader vows to fight crime and corruption

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has maintained his vow to fight corruption and organised crime  in the country and has since urged all arms of the government to join forces with the administration.

President Mutharika: Promised a broad attack on crime  and action against underground gang
President Mutharika: Promised a broad attack on crime and action against underground gang

Police have reported several armed robberies, murders and car jackings, creating fear and panic among Malawians.

Mutharika said on Tuesday that his administration is waging war against crime.

“In order for us to wage a successful war, we will need to work together with the courts in the discharge of cases. It is only when we join forces that the public can begin to take us seriously,”  President Mutharika said when he presided over the swearing of Justice Anthony Kamanga to the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal.

“I therefore want to appeal to the Judiciary that, as a nation, let us send a strong warning that crime will no longer be tolerated in this country,” he added.

Last year Mutharika claimed that organized gangs – he did not disclose which ones – want to destabilize his administration.

In the 2014-2015 national ‘zero-aid’ budget, the government more than doubled its allocation to the country’s law enforcement agencies, including local police, to help curb criminal activities.

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victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
5 years ago

Mr President, Crime should be eliminated, including that of our DPP cadres who terrorize others. They kill at will even a police officer at Goliati. Though I am not a PP follower, that was also a crime at it’s high level. Have they been brought to book, Mr President? The panga welders of Blantyre, have they been brought to book and sentenced? The Robert Chasowa assassination. The Fanikiso murder! These are but a few of grave crimes by our bloody hands which we have not addressed, which will still haunt the regime, us in DPP, and you Mr President because… Read more »

Hoitty
Hoitty
5 years ago

We are breeding thieves in Malawi by tolerating street kids who terrorise people even during day time. They harras, verbally abuse and beat up women in our streets just because you’ve given them little money or nothing. These boys are even more dangerous at night where they stab or rape. When they grow up they graduate to minibus call boys and hard core thieves and robbery gangs that terrorise homes at night and hack people with no mercy because alibe umunthu or chisoni kamba ka moyo omwe anakulila. Please minister Kaliyati stop the cycle ya umbava. deal with these children… Read more »

ujeni
5 years ago

Talk talk talk, we are tired of your lip service. You have literally done nothing since you became president apart from nepotistic appointment of Patricia Kaliati and a bunch of village advisors

marko
marko
5 years ago

I WILL FIGHT HIV/AIDS “BAKILI LATER HE WILL SAY AM AM I DRUG TO FIGHT ILLNESS..WHAT I SAID WAS I WILL HELP IN RECRUITING MORE HEALTH SO THEY CAN HELP IN DISTRIBUTING LIFE PROLONGING DRUGS AND CHIPONDE.THE PRESIDENTS ARE VERY STUPID.JZU SAID “YOU MUST BE VERY STUPID”.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

Inensodi zimandinyasa kuwaona apolice akuyenda wapansi samathanso kuyendetsa galimoto mfutinso alibe, emergecy phone number ili offline ndiye chitetezo chilipati pamenepo, police station ina iliyonse tikufuna magalimo ambiri komanso wapolise wina aliyense azikhala ndi drivers licence komanso magalimoto apolise azikhala ndi mafuta ndawi zonse aziyenda yenda mmaderamu patrolling osangoti inu andale fuel pamwezi 1000 litres pomwe apilice komanso ma ambulance alibe mafuta, iam from Thyolo TA chimaliro Group village Mauwa Kwalikwezembe so now i want to see the change from u Mr president we will continue to love u mr president

Hameed Chiwaya
Hameed Chiwaya
5 years ago

ndidzakhulupilira mawu amenewa akadzayamba kumanga mbava za office ya boma kuno ku BK DISTRICT katangale wakula boma la Balaka

Ayatollah Khameni
5 years ago

Talk is cheap Mr President! We want results! Buying cars alone want solve problems. Ask the people and they will give ideas.

Njolinjo
5 years ago

Lip service when we are tactically empty.

ujeni
5 years ago

Talk is cheap without action. Most of the armed robberies taking place its either the Lhomwe people or people mostly from Southern districts. Time to be specific when attacking crime pepetrators

KASIYAMALIRO
KASIYAMALIRO
5 years ago

The honeymoon was over when IG Kanyama came in. Is the honeymoon on now? Kodi honeymoon ndi chiyani? Kaya ndi ka mwezi ka Uchi? Kanthu kameneka ine sindinakaone. Koma ndikadzakomana nako, ndidzakamsyomsyona…eeh zija amati kiss pa chingerezi. Congrats to Anthony Kamanga SC!

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