Malawi police officers want bosses out, replaced by apolitical professionals

Days after soldiers at Malawi Defence Force (MDF)  successfully forced President Peter Mutharika to replace General Supuni-Phiri with one of his deputies, incumbent General Nundwe, another security agency, the Malawi Police Service have called for the axing of Inspector General Rodney Joze, his deputy Duncan Mwapasa, and all Commissioners.

Police chief Jose and his deputy Mwapasa: Accused of being political

Cops at the national police headquarters at Area 30, who spoke to Nyasa Times  said that officers have decided enough is enough and want their position as internal security agents to be respected.

“Our bosses have become agents of the ruling political party and have forsaken us and Malawians for love of money. They have infiltrated our ranks with DPP cadets and turned us into enemies of Malawians and soldiers,” a cop based at the Polic headquarters in Area 30, Lilongwe,  said.

“We want  Inspector General Jose and his deputy Mwapasa who are [operatives of the DPP]  to go. We want all politically appointed Commissioners to be replaced. We are professional but these leaders make us obey political gangsters  rather than professional orders.”

Added another officer: “Our salaries and living conditions are poor. And cadets are preferred given hefty allowances and better lodging at lodges and hotels, and yet we are given just K6 000 and beans and cabbage with very bad rice as lunch packs.

“We are treated badly by our own bosses who offer politically motivated allowances, and our brothers and sisters now don’t want us around.”

The officers say Police is now turned into a wing of the ruling party.

“We want our dignity and respect back,” he said, adding officers have also decided not to bother or offer their full professionalism during this period until Jose, Mwapasa, and the Commissioners are replaced.”

Police Publicist James Kadadzera could not immediately comment.

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Mr Truth Pains
4 years ago

Zayambika ambiri a choka chaka chake ndichino.
(1) General Supuni out already
(2) Jane Ansah pending
(3) Peter Muntharika pending
(4) Rodney Jones pending
(5) Duncan Mwapatsa pending
(6) Police commissioners pending
the list is Endless and wait more things to come.

4 years ago

kkkkkkkkkk koma eeee kuli moto chakachake ndi chino. Achokeachoke basi mbava zachabechabe zimenezi za DPP.

DPP Cadet
4 years ago

So you have come to your senses? that’s why you steal from us on the roads? to hell you’re not professional at all just bunch of thieves. Idiots

4 years ago

This Tippex president is a complete failure, though he is insisting to stay on, he’ll not develop Malawi to any level.

Patrick Banda
Patrick Banda
4 years ago


4 years ago
Reply to  Patrick Banda

I bumped into
the same info a week ago. seeing it here then its true. Police must be professional not agency of a political side. Good move keep fire burning

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