Malawi Police shoot to kill 3 fishermen on Lake Chilwa

Three fishermen have been killed on Lake Chilwa in Zomba whilst two others are battling for their lives after being shot by police.

Police spokesperson James Kadadzera has confirmed of the incident and said investigations are underway.

According to Village Head Likapa, the incident happened  earlier on Saturday when Mchenga Beach Village Committee members in conjunction  with the law enforcers were patrolling the lake to consficate fishing nets from fishermen who were conducting illegal fishing.

The lake has been closed since December to observe the breeding season for fish.

Likapa said running battles erupted between the police and the fishermen who refused to hand over the fishing nets and later, police shot the three fishermen in the process.

He said angry residents then stoned Kachulu Police Unit before the law enforcers fired teargas to disperse the rioting villagers.

Kadadzera says the Malawi Human Rights Commission has been invited to help with investigations.

Deputy National Police Public Relations  Officer, Peter Kalaya said the three were confirmed dead at Zomba Central Hospital where two people who were seriously injured are still admitted at the hospital.

 

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Kunenakunena
5 months ago

What is there to investigate? Suspected criminals shoot dead three pple. Arrest them and prosecute them, let the courts decide whether there are clean or not

Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
5 months ago

Nkhani yomvetsa chison Kwambiri…kupha anthu because of somba.. Police !!, You value utaka more than munthu?you simply could have arrested them brought them to court.Look now,you are in for it. Anthu a ku Lake Chirwa,please,don’t let this issue die in the eggs,make sure,those police involved are arrested for mulder… IG,arrest your juniors&those Msundwe rapists… Koma IG,muli ndi chintchito ndi apolisi anu. Ku college kwanuko mumaphuzitsana kupha,worse,innocent civilian? We need reports of these cases… -3 killed by police Zomba -Women raped by police Lilongwe -Police kill albino killer suspect Lilongwe Inde,ndi Zina zambiri. Kulemba without fear… Ambiri apolisi inu,you are useless.… Read more »

Medsonchimudima3@gmail.com
5 months ago

Mcp kamuzu on move
Where did they got order to kill poor fishermen
Why not just arresting them

Benjones87
Benjones87
5 months ago

Why kill them? Go and kill real criminals. Heartless police. Selfish

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
5 months ago

Koma izinso ndiye mbalume. Zoona apolisi kulasa anthu chifukwa cha utaka? Bwanji osangowanjata?Vuto lolembana pa chibale ku polisi amangotenga anhtu mbuli zoti sangaziphunzitse conflict management.Nfuti siinayenera kugwiritsidwa nchito pa nkhani ya zii ngati iyi.Apolisi adayenera kudekha ndikudikira anthuwa pa doko nikukambirana nawo nsomba ziri mmanja ngati umboni,Shoot to kill is not the best solution to avert a crime.

braveheart
5 months ago

Typical MCP police brutality. Muyambe kuwelenga anthu mwayamba kupha, kumanga, kuchosa ntchito on trivial issues. Fish fish, do you think the whole world developed or survived because of fish!?not Malawian fish! You claim to have alot of fish in Malawi but still poorest country in the world. Msomba zikukuthandizani chani kuposa kupanga confirm umphawi wa dziko la Malawi. Others even timsomba tanuto they don’t eat them and get disgusted to see another whole country scrambling for small smelly fish&you kill someone for that? Murder case must be opened against these Brutal MCP policemen!

Medsonchimudima3@gmail.com
5 months ago
Reply to  braveheart

MYP on move

China
China
5 months ago

Inspector General achoke why killing unarmed civilians?

Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
5 months ago

Timanena nthawi zambiri,
Malawi Police is useless and very discouraging.
They used force hence the fight that has lead to death of 3.
Why did they use live bullets?
They must be arrested..Mulder
IG,ndizimenezo tuu,amangeni together nd a kea Msundwe Aja ogwirira.
Malawi Police:
1-Kugwililira azimayi
2-Kupha anthu mu cell ndi kuwomera.
3-Katangale
4-Kupemphapempha misewu

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Mark
5 months ago

Ntchito ya Mfuti ixiziwika

Kudu hunter
Kudu hunter
5 months ago

Trigger happy cops above the law when in any kind of uniform or authority in Malawi

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