Mutharika fails Malawi Rights Commission over Chasowa, Njauju murder probe

State rights body, the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) says it is disappointing that President Peter Mutharika has not lived up to his word to conclude investigations into the murder of  of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) official Issa Njaunju and University of Malawi student Robert Chasowa.

Nungu: Now they are saying police cannot do the investigations

Chasowa – a student activist  -was on September 24 2011 found dead at The Polytechnic campus in Blantyre with a deep cut in his head.

Police declared his death as suicide, claiming he had jumped to his death from a high rise building, but this claim was contradicted by a postmortem report that said he had been murdered.

A presidential inquiry found that ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and police killed him seven years ago because of his criticism to former president Bingu wa Mutharika and his government.

Njauju was killed seven years ago in what people say top DPP and government officials anger over his alleged leakage of some sensitive corruption dossier to some donors.

MHRC executive director David Nungu said both Mutharika and Justice minister Samuel Tembenu promised that the government would probe the murders before the end of the tenure of office of this government in May.

“But now they are saying that the police cannot do it because the investigations would need high tech facilities,” he said.

Former chairperson of MHRC Justin Dzonzi pleaded with Mutharika to speed up the investigations, saying these were issues of national concern as the murders were bound on human rights matters.

The British offered to send murder forensic experts but the government seemed not to be interested as senior DPP officials and police were allegedly involved in the murders.

Ministry of Justice spokesperson Pilirani Masanjala and police spokesperson James Kadadzera asked for more time to get details.

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M D

hie chilima was not in the systems, so why kulimbana ndi athu oti akuziwapo kathu , chilima is clean unless dpp inene moveka bwino kut ndiwakumba ndimaumboni

Mmalawi
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Mmalawi

Kodi ndi chifukwa ninji a Chilima ndi UTM yawo yonse sanayankhulepo za Chasowa ndi Njaunju ?

Achiswe
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Justice delayed is justice denied. The Government is clearly kicking the can down the road to avoid the truth. The DPP has blood on its hands and is trying every trick in the book to stall the truth and justice for the victims of its crimes. These two cases alone are sufficient reason why the DPP should not be re-elected in May.

Thyolo Thava boy
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The spirits of these two innocent Malawians will haunt you until you tell us what happened. You may play around with Malawians but not our God who is a righteous judge. Their blood is in your hands, you think you can win elections ?????

wakikiki
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wakikiki

you do not investigate what you know you have a hand in it

SItUSI
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Peter and his brother bingu came to Malawi poor people —they didn’t come to rescue the people of Malawi –they came to steal from poor Malawians assisted by goodal —all the money stollen is being transferred and hidden in foreign countries in their families /children /wives accounts —while Malawians are suffering —thats why it’s difficult to curb corruption because the big men are in the forefront stealing —

Wilford Kanthebwe
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Wilford Kanthebwe

They are all fools

Hora
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Hora

What details? You have had seen/eight years working on these cases and today you want time to get the details? Sensitive issues like these ,department’s publicist should be ready all the time with the details,unless there’s new developments,or unless you want to doctor the details.

Trinity Roerleerne
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Trinity Roerleerne

Dpp government and police we can’t trust them since amabisa chilungamo komanso kuchedwesa milandu yofunika, amaikila kumbuyo anthu okupha ndi okuba chimanga ndikumaotcha ma office opanda omangidwa, I lost trust in police long time, akanika kumanga ma cadets ovula mzimayi akukamanga mesho, thas idiot police and its machinery

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