Police apologises to Zodiak over assault of reporters: Cops to be disciplined for brutality
Malawi Police have apologised to Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) for the assault of its two reporters in Mzuzu on Friday when they went to cover protests by street vendors.
Police headquarters spokesperson James Kadadzera said the police have since identified the cops who assaulted Musasa Cheyo and Towera Kumwenda and a disciplinary action would be taken.
“We enjoy a very cordial relationship with the media, we want to maintain this relationship. We would also like to appeal to journalists to reciprocate this good gesture from us by refraining from writing bad articles, cooked up stories about us,” he said.
Kadadzera said the police officers did not conduct themselves in a professional way.
He could however not reveal the names of the cops nor say the nature of punishment they were likely to face.
The reporters were covering a joint sweep by Mzuzu City Council (MCC) rangers and police to flush vendors off the streets after they defied a June 15 deadline.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
We teach ana anu mmesaa. Ur wives repeating classes too at Masasa and katoto.
The best we is to name them. I think police officers should wear name tags. The used to wear their numbers. But even if you do not mention them some of we have the names already.
We are watching and recording. Time will come for u to pay for it.
Headline: “Cops to be disciplined for brutality”
So that’s it. Simply discipline them, but not take them to court to be prosecuted for the criminal offence which they committed.
Ikatele nkhaniyi yatha ndani sadziwa kuti a Police amayikilana kumbuyo
what about the TIMES repoter assualted by cadets, what are you saying.
you want police to apologise on behalf of DPP?
Bravo Malawi Police Service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS THE WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!