Parliament confirms Jose as Malawi police chief

Government on Wednesday managed to garner the much needed support from independent members if parliament in the National Assembly to confirm Rodney Jose as the inspector general of police.

Jose confirmed as police chief 

Jose amassed 96 votes to have the confirmation, as 55 legislators rejected his confirmation whilst two were absent.

The confirmation came after a bruising debate on the eligibility of Jose to be the top cop as the opposition members of parliament said he was not fit.

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson Maxwell Thyolera said Jose did not deserve the position because he has Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa murder case hanging over his head.

“A commission of inquiry implicated him as one of the suspects in the death of Robert Chasowa, today Mr Jose has not been cleared of the allegations,” said Thyolera.

Thyolera also said during his time as acting inspector general, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets had become more powerful that they could beat up and harass opposition members and critics of President Peter Mutharika and the government.

He said the DPP cadets could ambush leaders of the opposition and beat up and harass journalists and critics of the government in full view of the police.

“We are going towards the election, I do not know if we will have free and fair elections with such violence against the opposition,” he wondered.

Minister of Home Affairs Cecelia Chazama said Jose was hard working and patriotic Malawian who has served in the police for 35 years.

The 58 year old IG comes from Zomba.

In a brief interview, Jose said he could not grant an interview, saying he was in a state of shock because he could not believe it that parliament has confirmed him.

He frantically thanked President Mutharika and the members of parliament for his new position.

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mtete
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The bottom line is that DPP, and by implication, APM sanctioned Chasowa’s murder. Whatever for, I wonder? Jose is therefore being rewarded for that heinous act.

Our MPs knew all this and they voted for Jose appointment after being palm oiled. Otherwise how could anyone with morals do that.

Abale mukamadya ndalama mwapatsidwazo know that Chasowa soul is restless and his family is in deep sorrow.

DzukaMalawi Dzuka#
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DzukaMalawi Dzuka#

The world will always choose the bad one. This one has blood in his hands of an innocent soul. This will tarnish the image of Malawi Police Service.

zengaziwiri
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To be honest, what the MP’s are doing is very very bad; how can almost the whole caucus vote in favor of jose to be our IG after knowing for sure that he is implicated in chasowa’s murder. My own opinion has shown me that MP’s are their just to enrich themselves without considering people on the ground especially on gender issue.. they are the same MP’s who ignored the Nangwale to be IG for no reason but the are busy accepting jose who has no good record to smile about.. what picture are you giving us youth and an… Read more »

LEGO
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That is how stupid Malawian MP’s are,they don’t think about tomorrow.To make matters worse,when they are in govern they always support any motion from the government even if the motion or to amend the bad law has been raised.It’s so shameless to have such midiocle MP’s in our country.They could even see by themselves the way the police are acting but as usual since our MP’s are the YES BWANA they have done it again then someone should go and vote for such people.TIME WILL TELL!!!!!

Paradign Shift
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Paradign Shift

Thats what happens when a people choose to vote on tribal trends than leadership qualities

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Amalubwalubwa dzulo aja ali kuti? Amene mulungu wamudalitsa wina sangamutembelere. A MCP adzakhala otsutsa boma mpaka yesu adzabwera naadzatsutsanso boma la yesu. Akhulukunyinda inu!

Ramsey mMedson
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Ramsey mMedson

kkkk ndiye kuti tilimbe mtima kuti ife a M.C.P chanthu palibe

Samuel
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Samuel

Kumavomeleza. Mudadya ndipo nthawi yanu inapita. Chatsalanso nchani? Ena akuti musinthe mtundu watambala kkkkkk Kaya akhala tambala wanji kaya??????

LEGO
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Wadalitsa chani mulungu….Why having such shallow minded?Shame!

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

Manyazi apite kwa Timothy Mtambo and his cronies. Dont interfere with parliamentary deliberations

Maunits
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Maunits

This is the work of the devil. The dead line of the devil is 21 May 2019. It will be like Mphwiyo to be fired before official results announcement. We need IG from North now to develop Police service and this man Richard Luhanga very intelllkigent man. If that fails George Kayinga another intelligent man. These two people are the best so far. Jose exit from Police service is 21 May next year

Jojo
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Jojo

Honestly, Malawi is beyond redemption. The country is sick to the core. Anthu ankhanza are the ones that are promoted. No wonder, it is at the bottom by all standards.

linda
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A killer is rewarded by evil dpp mps. DJ dzidzidzi is happy now, Malawians should expect torture in 2019 elections

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