Malawi Police Service in Mangochi have arrested a second suspect in connection to the assault of UTM Party supporters on Sunday afternoon.
“He has deserted me, leaving me alone with my three children. Two are his step children and the other one is an orphan whom I bring up,” she said.
She said the husband accused her of going to political rallies when he provided her with everything she needed in her life, saying the act is embarrassing.
“He said I embarrassed myself and I have embarrassed him too. So, he left since the incident and he has not come back,” she said.
Some people in social media however are skeptical of the arrests, saying they are just a mere smokescreen as the suspects cases would be discontinued after the anger among women groups and other human rights activists dies down.
According to published research. out of 15 incidents of violence that occurred between 2014 and 2018, police only acted swiftly on one.In October last year, Human Right Watch (HRW) and 13 international organisations penned Jose demanding urgent and thorough investigations into attacks and threats against human rights defenders and the opposition in the country.