New Malawi police IG Mwapasa is DPP cadet — Activist: ‘ Parliament should reject his appointment’

Newly appointed Malawi Police Inspector General (IG) Duncan Mwapasa has been described as a ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) operative and leading human rights activist has indicated the civil society will lobby Parliament to reject his appointment as the head of the Malawi Police Service (MPS).

Mwapasa chats with DPP legislator Magonjwa

Mwapasa was appointed by President Peter Mutharika this week, replacing IG Rodney Jose who has retired.

Human Rights Defenders Coalition’s (HRDC) vice chairperson Gift Trapence said there are other officers in the Police “other than always appointing people from the President’s party, tribe and home.”

He said: “Mwapasa is a cadet and is a DPP supporter. The police have behaved as a DPP party wing because of him.”

Trapence said HRDC will mobilie Malawians and the Parliament to reject his appointment when they House meet to discuss whether to confirm or reject him.

But Mwapasa has denied that he is  DPP operative or supporter, saying he has been poice “for a long time.”

Mwapasa, who comes from Thyolo, the  home district of President Mutharika and stronghold of DPP, argues that to associate people with their places of origin “would be very wrong.”

He has been carrying out high profile arrest  from the time of former  president the late Bingu wa Mutharika which include the arrest of former president Bakili Muluzi at Kamuzu International Airport on his return from UK on trumped up charges of coup which also involved Malawi Defence Force officers. The case was dropped and court ordered compensations for wrongful arrest.

Mwapasa has served as guard commander  for the President Mutharika before he was promoted to deputy IG responsible for administration in 2015.

 

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Ankolo
1 year ago

A trapense munthu walakwa chani. Kodi munali chete mpando omweu ena amachita zopusa, mzanu walowa kumene mwayamba nsanje, kodi ma position mukufuna muzisankha ndinu a trapense? Shaaaa koma LGBTIQ Uyu ativuta ndithu

Melody
Melody
1 year ago

Issues of state security you don’t just appoint anyone just for the sake of pleasing the populous. I wonder was Jose from Thyolo?
What about Nundwe? HRDC mukufuna chani?
Let’s see what parliament will do.
HRDC mukhalira mobilizing anthu eti mulibe zina zochita? Why are you sowing seeds of discord? We are all Malawians. Any Malawian can lead as long as they are capable.

APM akundiyamwa shaft 🍆👅
APM akundiyamwa shaft 🍆👅
1 year ago

Parliament yake yogonayi? Mupeza the opposition is in the majority but they’re still confirming him chifukwa kwachuluka abuluti osaphunzira who just come there to collect allowances but can’t understand the proceedings

Jakison Laanje
Jakison Laanje
1 year ago

Bolanso akanaika Joyce Banda

Mbwiye
Mbwiye
1 year ago

Guys am for dinky. The guy is good, calm and collective. May be you have not met him before, go and chat with him. He has served in the service for quite a long time. Kodi ku malawi kuno timafuna chiyani? Guys its high time we change our mindset. A trapece tinene kuti simangagwire ntchito mboma chifukwa ndinu nsena? I think you need to be checked mmutu mwanumu, I suspect you mad or you are not in tune with what happens in malawi. Komatu izi zikatha anthu ena mudzachita manyazi. We had nthawi ya ma lgbt it went. Pano tikuvina… Read more »

Mphatso
Mphatso
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbwiye

i second you Mbwiye. True

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
1 year ago

You did the same with Jose and failed.

Nkhuzi
Nkhuzi
1 year ago

Until you arrest murders of Njaunju, Chasowa and those petro-bombing MCP and HRDC, you remain DPP cadet Mr. Mwapasa

TOSH
1 year ago

MKAKA AND YOUR FRIEND REJECT THAT IDIOT CADET COMING FROM LOMWE BELT

TOSH
1 year ago

PLEASE MKAKA AND YOUR FRIENDS AT THE NEXT SESSION IN PARLIAMENT REJECT THAT IDIOT LOMWE CADET TO BE THE IG

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