Minister Chimwendo faulted for inciting mob justice

Homeland Security minister Richard Chimwendo Banda has come under intense fire for telling people to take the law into their hands when they catch suspected rapists.

Minister Chimwendo Banda: Whack the suspects before taking them to police

Chimwendo Banda is heard in a video clip recorded at a political rally in Mangochi over the weekend telling people to administer mob justice on those caught raping women and defiling girls.

“Beat them up. Do all you can. We, at the police, must have already dealt suspects,” said Chimwendo Banda amid ululations and hand clapping from the crowd.

This is in response to the  growing incidents of rape and defilement in the country.

But some Malawians have blamed the minister  for inciting lawlessness in the country.

Writing in social media platforms, the people said all suspects should be surrendered to police where they would be taken to courts for prosecution.

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joe ted guta
joe ted guta
7 months ago

Mr Richard Chimwendo Banda, listen to me carefully. What you have said regarding the issue of rape victims is totally wrong. You are trying to snatch away the job of our police and give it to we ordinary citizens. I want to assure you Mr Chimwendo that if anyone has been killed by mob justice whether proven right or wrong, the police must hold you responsible. This you must know. Try to reason before you utter anything. I urge my fellow law abiding citizens that if we catch a rapist, let’s hand him over to the police and no mob… Read more »

Johnson
Johnson
7 months ago

Wait until he is a suspect. He will be measured by the same meter he has drawn.

Amuna Kudambo
Amuna Kudambo
7 months ago

I can’t believe the whole minster advocating mob justice! What a shame!

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Mob justice is good. Criminals must be eliminated basi. They are a burden to the society. Chimwendo chose a wrong platform to say this unfortunately.

BigMan
BigMan
7 months ago

Until someone deliberately wrongly implicates you or your relative and subjects you to mob justice. Then we will see how good you think it is.

never4gve
never4gve
7 months ago

nduna yopanda nzeru iyi chitsilu cha munthu nde chimwendoyo

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
7 months ago

Oh yes these beasts require stiff punishment.Do not relent Mr CHIMWENDO.Rape is real trumatic and the victims cannot erase the act from their mind.In the Arab world they can even hang them in public.

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
7 months ago

Pokhapa Chidzanja Banda ndiye wandilankhulila Bo.
Wogwililira,palinso china chomwe wapolisi angamufufuze kupatula zomwe anthuwo achitila umboni poona?

ignatius
7 months ago
  • Very embarrasing and unministerial comments
Segwe
Segwe
7 months ago

Reckless guy….uyu posachedwa asiya matama

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
7 months ago

These governing amateurs are a national disgrace.

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