Mary Nangwale: First woman Malawi Police IG dead

The first woman to be appointed Inspector-General of Malawi Police, Mary Nangwale, has died after a long illness.

Nangwale : No more
Nangwale : No more

Family members have confirmed the death.

Nangwale , who was in her early 70s, died in the dawn of Sunday at Mwaiwathu Hospital in Blantyre.

Mourning is taking place at her  sister’s place  Mrs Chirwa in Kanjeda, Blantyre.

Inspector General of Police, Lexten Kachama  said he was “so sorry” former police chief “has gone”.

Another former Insctor General of Police, now Director of  State Residence  Peter Mukhito  said he was “deeply saddened” by the news.

Nangwale was rejected by Parliament to become first  Inspector General of Police  when late president Bingu wa Mutharika appointed her.

She was then posted to Malawi High Commission in London where she was working as first secretary (political affairs) .

But she was recalled in 2012.

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5 years ago


For clarification: When does one get appointed: on nomination by the appointing authority or on confirmation by the Parliamentary Committee? Can it be said that Malawi has ever had a woman in the post of IG of the MPS?

Imraan Sadick
5 years ago

Why do we only rest in peace, why don’t we live in peace too?

Bingus was gender sensitivw
Bingus was gender sensitivw
5 years ago
Reply to  Imraan Sadick

Because we do not live in peace that is why we need to rest in peace

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