Parliament to look into Chasowa murder report as Malawi Police insists he killed himself

Legal Affairs Committee of parliament says it will look into the report which police have issued to government stating Polytechnicstudent Robert Chasowa committed suicide.

Maxwell Thyolela: We will look into the report

The report sharply contradicts a report by a presidential commission of Inquiry on Robert Chasowa which says he was killed by police officers and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials.

The report says the murder suspects, where he was killed, why he might have been killed.

A postmortem conducted by Professor Charles Dzamalala found that Chasowa was killed, he was struck on the back of the head with a blunt object.

Chairperson of the Legal Affairs Committee Maxwell Thyolera said this issue is on the agenda when the committee meets mid April.

“We have this and other issues we will discuss,” he said refusing to be drawn to comment much on the issue.

The police report maintains the University of Malawi engineering student committed suicide in 2011. Justice minister Samuel Tembenu backed the police report, saying an independent handwriting expert from South Africa concluded that the suicide note and poem compared with Chasowa’s registration forms and marked examination scripts were by the same writer.

“There was likelihood that the late Robert Chasowa would have thrown himself from they two storey building near which his body was found,” he said.

The minister said this assertion is based on the evidence that prior to his death, he had confessed to his girlfriend Ndagha Mkandawire that he ever attempted to throw her down the same building.

The commission of inquiry instituted by former president Joyce Banda wondered in its report why the police did not summon guards who were on duty on the night Chasowa died and these guards could no longer be traced by the police or the commission when investigations were conducted.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

newest oldest most voted
Notify of

Is this any different from Old MCP days?


So a person can’t be forced to write his own suicide letter against his will right? Get the f*** outta here, you murdered that young man and one day you will answer for your sins, and your children too.


Aaron Gadama, Dick Matenje, Twaibu Sangala, Fanikiso Phiri, Charles Waya, Charles Kam’phulusa, Kwacha Ghambi, Kalonga Stambuli, Witness Makata, Matafale. The young student was being manipulated by politicians.


To the Parents of Robert, Your son died six years ago and I hope you accepted it. Write to the government to withdraw any sentiments relating to the late Robert. There motive is not on good faith and it will never be as long as this government is concerned. They know what they did to him and it does not require someone from Europe to tell them. What they are doing is to add insult on what they already did. I am sorry you lost your son but leave it to God the Judge of all Judges.

Moto Buuuu

Government of mafias

More From Nyasatimes