Malawi police say geared for post-election case verdict security

The Malawi Police Service (MPS) says is preparing to ensure that Malawi remains peaceful  as the country await the decision of the Constitutional Court on the disputed presidential elections case.

Mlotha: Malawi police will ensure the country remains peaceful

Two top police officers have assured that regardless of whichever side carries the day, they will maintain peace, law and order.

Delivering a message on behalf of acting Inspector General (IG) Duncan Mwapasa during an end-of-year party for Northern Region Police, commissioner for the region Hannings Mlotha said the core duty of the law enforcers  is to protect lives and property and citizenry.

“As law enforcers we will ensure that there shall be public order at all times in the country,” said Mlotha.

Mlotha said whoever carries the day, the police will make sure that “the situation remains calm.”

Two presidential contestants—UTM’s Saulos Chilima, who is the immediate past vice-president; and Malawi Congress Party’s Lazarus Chakwera—are challenging the presidential election results, alleging that the elections had various anomalies; hence, seeking nullification of the results.

The High Court sitting as a constitutional court in Lilongwe is currently analysing final submissions from all concerned parties before ruling on the case.

Speaking at another aend-of-year party for Southern Region Police, commissioner for the region Sladge Yousuf, also gave an assurance that police is ready to execute its duties professionally once the Constitutional court delivers its judgment in the elections case.

“I need to assure the nation that the Malawi Police Service is ready to maintain law and order during this period before judgment and afterwards.

“We have put in place strategies to ensure peace prevails during this period. Malawians need not to panic because we are well prepared to carry out our Constitutional mandate in accordance with the law,” he said.

The assurance by top cops comes after  Malawi Defence Force (MDF) commander, General Vincent Nundwe, said the force is ready to make sure there is peace in the aftermath of the pending ruling.

“As MDF we always prepare for the worst case scenario regardless of whichever side carries the day. On that day, we will make sure that the situation remains calm. So let me assure the general public that the situation remains calm,” said Nundwe.

In the aftermath of the May 21 Tripartite Elections, there has been political tension in the country with a wave of demonstrations happening that in most cases turned violent.

 

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angoni apaphata
angoni apaphata
10 months ago

Malawi police drama group tsopano

Madalitso
10 months ago

Police abuse of tear gas brings disorder big time. I don’t see any order coming from police peace intervention.

Peter T
Peter T
10 months ago

I think the police are talking nonsense we have seen how they failed this country into Security, now they are here talking about security before and after court ruling doesn’t make sense to the wise people of Malawi. Remember you are not Malawi police. you are Cadets working as Peter Mutharika’s security not Malawias security.

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
10 months ago

We all know ndinu Ma cadet

C Banda
C Banda
10 months ago

“Two top police officers have assured that regardless of whichever side carries the day, they will maintain peace, law and order.”

What about the calm?

This is just a threat from the top officers that the police are fully stocked-up again with tear gas, live ammunition, new body armour, Rambo-style machine guns, water cannon, and so on. Also, squads of the most ruthless DPP cadets will be on hand to rape any women found on the street and to hack men and children they come across.

bandafred9@gmail.com
10 months ago

Mumakanika kuoanga control ma demonstrations ndiye apapa muzakwanisa? Mukunama inu wait time is ticking.

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