Malawi slain police officer Imedi is national martyr: Govt to construct Msundwe memorial pillar

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government  is poised to declare a police officer killed at Msundwe in Lilongwe during demonstrations last October a National Martyr, Nyasa Times  has learnt.

Police officer Usumani Imedi who was killed in line of duty

Sources at the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC)  have indicated that Police Mobile Service Superintendent Usuman Imedi, who was brutally killed in the line of duty at Msundwe,  will be recognized as a National Martyr for the role he played in fighting violence and political terrorism.

Imedi, who came from  Mawuni Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Makanjira in Mangochi, died following a mob attack at Msundwe on the outskirts of Lilongwe City along Lilongwe-Mchinji Road, where police were deployed to quell violence.

This development comes  hot on the heels of the DPP-UDF alliance and abolition of quota educations system.

Ministry of Information, and Civic Education has been tasked to arrange modalities that m Usuman Imedi be declared martyr.

It has also been established that plans are underway to construct a memorial pillar at Nsundwe Trading Center where Imedi was butchered as  a way of remembering him and reminding the people of Nsundwe and Malawians of  the good police officer who was killed in the act of protecting citizens.

OPC  official further revealed that government will provide scholarships to the three kids of slain police officer Usumani Imedi who are struggling in their home village of Makanjira in Mangochi district until they finish their tertiary education.

Imedi was brutally killed by an opposition sponsored mob at Msundwe in October 2019 where he was assigned as a team leader of PMS officers deployed to quell violent acts around Msundwe along the Lilongwe-Mchinji Road where rioters had barricaded the road that is also an international gateway.

Until his death, Imedi was stationed at PMS C Company in Lilongwe and had just completed a two-month leadership and crowd control training course. He found himself rounded by the angry mob before he was stoned to death.

To the disappointment of many,  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president  Lazarus Chakwera went to Nsundwe where Imedi was brutally murdered and held a “ Thank you”  rally after the February 3, Constitutional  Court ruling nullifying the presidential elections.

There have already been a number of consultation meetings with chiefs in Msundwe. According to a Police Commissioner who has been attending the consultation meetings, Msundwe chiefs are eager to rebrand their image and reconcile with Government.

“The people of Msundwe have always been peaceful people. The violence you have seen is the work of politicians. Imedi was killed by politicians who came here with money and confused our young men. These politicians are only exploiting our poverty,” said the chiefs of Msundwe.

The finger of guilt has increasingly pointed towards politicians after the MCP Msundwe political rally.

Many analysts interpreted the MCP gesture as a way for saying thank you to the people of Nsundwe for murdering  him in  cold blood .  And described the decision as  being very unfortunate.

On October 8 2019, residents of Mpingu and Msundwe mounted roadblocks on the Mchinji-Lilongwe Road in protest against a rally which President Peter Mutharika was to hold in Lilongwe.

The police rushed to the scene to disperse the group but Imedi was killed by the mob. The next day, officers were deployed to Mpingu, M’bwatalika and Msundwe trading centres to arrest suspects.

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said  despite arresting four suspects, police are yet to complete building a case which can be presented in court.

Lawyer for the accused persons is MCP member, Silvester Ayuba James .

 

 

 

 

 

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ERUTU
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ERUTU

DPP GOVERNMENT THIS IS A BAD IDEA AS IT WILL BE SHOT IN ITS FOOT BEFORE PEOPLE START DIGGING A FOUNDATION FOR THE PILLAR.

THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO SHOULD HAVE MEMORIAL PILLARS BUILT FOR THEIR REMEMBRANCE. THIS ISSUE NEEDS PARLIAMENT BLESSING OR ELSE IT WILL JUST OPEN A CAN OF WORMS

Mtete
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Mtete

Just declare him a hero, if you must. As for a pillar, build it at Makanjira or Mangochi where his kith and kin will remember him. Do you think Msundwe people will be pleased? Let’s be serious and smart in what we do. Don’t set stupid precedents.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

nanga 20 aja ku mzuzu dzana lija???
mpungwe pungwe

Hypocrit
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Hypocrit

Nyasatimes, mwalimbikira campaign, becareful musanduka MBC and lose some trust, be professional and objective, musamapange report like everyone who read your articles is ignorant, mind you there some learned people who come looking for objective peace of writing here, stop cheap politics

Gembe
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Gembe

Build another pillar at Mpingu for raping women so that we remember the libido in Malawi Police too.

Ingwazi
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Ingwazi

Come and built it
I doubt if even a foundation can be dug I can see builders fleeing in all directions leaving picks and shovels behind
Please build Mombela University it can be a nice move

Takwalakwa
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Takwalakwa

Iwe machende kaoena nyini yako. I lost my Brea winner and you are talking nonsense, Mulungu akusunge.

Pachalo
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Pachalo

After this pillar, we need another one in the North for those DPP and Bingu killed in 2011 July massacre. We need another pillar in Lilongwe for Njaunju , another pillar at Nsundwe for the raped women by the police and another pillar at Polytechnic for Chasowa! Nanga si zayambika za ma pillar.

John Gray Gufa
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John Gray Gufa

This were thieves

Banda
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Banda

It will be a reminder of how blood thirsty MCP is.

Lego
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July 2011 was also MCP you fool?

Cadet
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In the same vein, declare the cadets policemen who raped girls and children a day later as heros. Let Seodi White and Navitcha present the accolades to the policemen for their libidicious heroic act.

Takwalakwa
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Takwalakwa

Who could rape anthu osasamba ngati amene aja, people let us be serious and not crazy. It is a ploy to confuse people. I don’t believe in that situation one would think of raping a lady. Come on, let us put politics aside. Sex is mindset game and it’s difficult to erect hen in groups.

Nil
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Nil

Koma ma cadet mwati simusegula mmimba ndi fresh election yiiiii!!!??? Munaiwala kulembamo kut macadet ovala uniform za police anagwililira azimai ndi ana asukulu kwa Mpingu, M’bwatalika ndipo mpaka pano sanamangidwebe ma cadet ogwililirawo

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