PAC condemns ‘negligent attitude’ of Malawi  police on violence

The Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a multi-faith human rights and social watchdog, has expressed shock that clashes between Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadres and Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) mobilised  protesters in Blantyre  happened in full view of Malawi police officers.

Activist Mayaya in agony at the hospital after his assault by DPP cadets

“PAC strongly condemns the negligent attitude  of the police in condoning acts of violence in their full view and let alone for throwing teargas around the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, a place that should have been spared in such circumstances,” reads a statement    jointly signed by board chairperson the Very Reverend Felix Chingota and publicity secretary Reverend Father Peter Mulomole.

On child is reportedly dead apparently from teargas effects and  a pregnant  woman was seen  carried into the hospital by some well wishers after she fainted  from being choked  by tear gas smoke. Several people were also reported treated with injuries and  human rights activist Billy Mayaya was severely hacked in his head.

This followed police action to spray teargas in the hospital premises .

“We cannot afford to lose even a single person created in God’s image as a result of negligent acts from the police,” reads  PAC statement  seen by Nyasa Times .

The quasi-religious body  which draws its membership from Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM), Malawi Council of Churches (MCC), Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) and Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM) observed that the police have been behaving in reckless manner  for a couple of times, saying it signals “an imminent danger” especially in the current political situation.

PAC has since appealed to police to exercise full restraint  and that Malawians should treat the country’s streets as highway of peace and not  avenues of violent acts.

Police  spokesperson for Southern Region, Ramsey Mushani said the law enforcers did what they could  under the circumstances.

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George
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George

we have a problem in Malawi unless we go for federalism

Nyankhoma
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Nyankhoma

We wish you quick recovery Billy so that you will be back on your feet when my Lord Potani announces nullification of toppex results

BigMan
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BigMan

The acting President is Chimulirenji, the Clown in Chief is holidaying at his house in the US.

We are being led by fools and the result is this nonsense which will only get worse.

Achina Chasweka
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Achina Chasweka

PAC inali kuti mene anthu a police amavulidwa ndikumeneyedwa muja munali mutaseka ma office azibusa ofuna ndalama inu Mulungu azikukhululukirani ndithu malonda a amalawi osauka kuonongedwa lero muti chani mbuzi

Ochewa Dala
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Ochewa Dala

PAC is full of opportunists hiding behind faith. Mfiti zokhazokha basi

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
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THE BEAST FROM THE EAST

Big Satanism is DPP party this party is Satanism club of vapours​ always thinking of sucking human blood kkkkkk your days are numbered

Mwinithako
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Mwinithako

Koma mwaimva kuwawa imenyi bwanji kkk.Kwatsala Mtambo ndiachinaSembereka kkk

Watson
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PAC where were you when other people’s property was burning you are an irresponsible religious organisation and why do you take sides. Check your leadership and in other words you are part of this chaotic situation in Malawi.

Oversear
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where was PAC when these so called HRDC members and their followers were brutalizing innocent Malawians, burning properties, causing chaos, etc? now that the tables have overturned you have suddenly found your lost voice? miserable PAC you are a disgrace to faith community. To hell with your ideologies

tung'ande
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tung'ande

ok. now the man was beaten thorough and his friends clad in T shirts written Osaopa had to run for their dear life to the army camp site where they were told to go and complain at the police. Anthu zinthu izi zaakwana. tisamngokhalira kumva za ntambo, mayaya,trepense.

Chilaz
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Chilaz

KOMA MAN MWANDIWAZAA KKKKK

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