MP Chiwaya disowns comment over Chasowa death

Member of Parliament for Mangochi Central has disowned a comment posted on Nyasa Times story which purportedly indicated that it was him claiming to have information on the  death of Robert Chasowa, a student and political activist, who was found dead on the campus of Polytechnic on 24 September.

A comment was posted on a story with the name of Chiwaya that claimed the legislator had information on the plot which led to the murder of Chasowa by regime thugs.

But the lawmaker swiftly posted a reply comment dissacociating himself with the earlier comment.

Chiwaya: Its not me who posted that comment

Chiwaya further contacted Nyasa Times editorial to explain himself.

“The comment attributed to me is not mine,” he said.

“I have no information regarding the death or circumstances surrounding that death. As a citizen of this nation, if I had that information I would have givenit to relevant authorities,” he said.

Chiwaya added: “It is unfortunate that when the family of Chasowa us seeking answers, a person could be so insensitive to make false lead. It is time we detach politics to the issue so that proper investigations can be carriedout.

The MP said he reported the matter to police.

“Chasowa familyneed out sympathy at this trying moments,” Chiwaya said.

Police concluded Chasowa committed suicide by jumping from a window of a tall building but an autoposy report by Dr Charles Dzamalala indicated he was assulated to death.

His friends have also revealed that he was in touch with Police Inspector General Peter Mukhito and implicated him for his murder.

Police have since seized the personal computer of Chasowa’s flatmate, Ndagha Mkandawire, on which the activist often composed his ati-government articles, a move  people fear the  authorities are trying to destroy evidence or delete compromising files.


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