Malawi rights groups tell Minister Chimwendo Banda  resign for  remarks encouraging ‘mob justice ‘

Two powerful local rights organisations have told Minister of Homeland Security, Richard Chimwendo Banda to resign following his remarks  encouraging communities to use ‘mob justice ‘ on alleged perpetrators of sexual offences.

Kajoloweka: Asks Chakwera to act by ensuring that the Ministry of Home Affairs is led by someone who respects the law.

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and Youth and Society (YAS) say the minister’s remarks are tantamount to calling for anarchy and lawlessness in the country.

Chimwendo Banda told people at a Malawi Congress Party (MCP) rally in Mangochi on Sunday to use ‘mob justice ‘ on alleged perpetrators of defilement.

A statement signed by CHRR executive director Michael Kaiyatsa and YAS  executive director Charles Kajoloweka says mob justice is a violation of the law as one is presumed innocent until proven otherwise.

The two rights organisations have since asked President Lazarus Chakwera to act by ensuring that the Ministry of Home Affairs is led by someone who respects the law.

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Mdika
Mdika
7 months ago

Mob justice is another diabolic act same as rape. We have seen people being wrongly accused of rape.. if u haven’t seen one keep praying hard not to be the 1 maka azimunanu.. gvt shud introduce death penalty for those found guilty not Encourage mob justice on suspects.. rape is bad, mob justice is bad as well thus y we have law..

Simbazako
Simbazako
7 months ago

This kind of remarks from any of the cabinet ministers is not acceptable regardless of the crimes. These ministers are not the law nor are they above the law. This is why we have courts, law enforcement officers to bring to book any criminal who have committed crime. To address these increasingly rape and defilement cases, you have to strengthen the police force and teach the communities about citizens arrest. Again the major problem is these appeasement appointments to people who are totally not suitable for the posts given. Richards mentality is barbarian. Lack of intellectual intelligence. In short, he’s… Read more »

Adzonzi
Adzonzi
7 months ago

As someone who has experienced the pain of this barbaric act in our family, and the slow wheels of justice, this may be the way out. My niece who uses wheel chair was raped on Sept 26th, 2020 and up to now the suspect has not been apprehended. What do you think we can do if we happen to meet this individual?

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
7 months ago

Kajoloweka is getting out of control, he MUST be tamed

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
7 months ago

That is the only language some Malawians understand. Let the Rights group talk, they need the funding

Nicholas
7 months ago

He can not resign mwawuponda agalu inu. Muzimunvetsa munthuakamayankhula. Nankhumwa wayankhulaponso.

Muhammad
Muhammad
7 months ago

Whatever the minister said was totally right…where where the human rights when this was happening frequently,I am a Malawi an Indian and am totally satisfied with what the minuter said…you will see very soon the cases will go almost stop,the people have got a strong message

Ineyo
Ineyo
7 months ago
Reply to  Muhammad

Kodi nkhani yake yomweyi?

Moya
Moya
7 months ago

Chimwendo said that to instill fear in the rapist..things are way out of hand these rapist they need to fear the consequenses of their actions. If that what it takes let it be, all he is trying to do is protect our young innocent girls. Yes its not right to say that when dealing with normal human beings but those perpetrators are not hence bringing unconventional aproach.

FIRE MABOMBA
8 months ago

no any balanced mind person would take this lazy kajoloweka guy serious, he never stood up and condemn this rape culture that directly affects young girls and toddlers. munthu akaxolowera kudya zaulere, kumpasa ntchito amaikana. that’s why he refused to work in board kuti azingodya ndalama zama donors without tangible work. moti mmene apangisira ka useless press conference kameneko, azilipira okha ndalama zankhani nkhani, akuti allowances. they are against the minister because they want this stupid rape thing to continue kuti apezerepo funding from donors. zausiru basi

manyatwako
manyatwako
7 months ago
Reply to  FIRE MABOMBA

i doubt if you could hold the same opinion if its your son being killed by mob justice for sth he did not do…Most Malawian could be good judges, what does your constitution state.

Nicholas
7 months ago
Reply to  manyatwako

In USA wogwirira mwana amakaphedwa kundende ndi anzizake amilandu ina.

Adzonzi
Adzonzi
7 months ago
Reply to  manyatwako

What about if its your daughter being raped? what can you do? Wait for police?

Nicholas
7 months ago
Reply to  FIRE MABOMBA

Chigalu kobasi. He must a rapist himself

Jorge
Jorge
8 months ago

Wait until your daughter is raped and come back here with that nonsense

foo
foo
7 months ago
Reply to  Jorge

wait until you are falsely accused of rape and mob justiced

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