Misa-Malawi condemns Police for assaulting journalists in line of duty

Malawi Police on Monday assaulted four journalists who had gone to cover rights activist Timothy Mtambo’s self hand in to police in Lilongwe.

Teresa Ndanga: Stop attacking journalists in line of duty

This was amidst the violence that erupted at Lilongwe police station following the running battles between the law enforcers and protesters who had escorted Mtambo to the station.

The four; Julius Caleone of Yoneco FM, Herbert Kalanda of Luntha, Malumbo Ngwira of MIJ FM and Emma Zawanda of Timveni met their fate when they sought refuge at the station in the raging running battles between the police and the protesters.

The journalists claim that the police smoked out the scribes out of their hiding place at the station, insulted them, accused them of inciting the current wave of protests and violence.

They say the police even pelted stones at the journalists while Katanda was shoved with a gun.

Misa Malawi has since condemned the assault on the journalists.

Misa Malawi chapter chairperson Teresa Ndanga has since appealed to the Malawi Police Service to discipline officers who attack journalists, saying the police must stop treating journalists as criminals.

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BigMan
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BigMan

Cadets must fall!

Phalombewatch
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Phalombewatch

I dont know until when will you (Ndanga) be complaining against the Police? Are you not wasting your time. Police have nothing to do with your complaints because they bank on Kaphale and Peter.Even courts fear Mutharika too much and you guys and your courts wait and see what DPP will do.Judges can be dismissed to day.

Mina
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Mina

Works of DPP no wonder

Amuna Kudambo
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Amuna Kudambo

Discipline? Mwapasa will promote them for assaulting the journalists. I would not be surprised if the Nsundwe rapists have been promoted or even received medals from the Mutharika.

Iantana
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Iantana

kkkk

James Banda
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James Banda

You journalist you have allowed the police to abuse you for a long time and all you do is to issue statements and do nothing.

Osman 2111
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Osman 2111

Have nothing to do,Mbuzi zokhazoha

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