Police arrest second suspect in UTM woman assault case

Malawi Police Service in Mangochi have arrested a second suspect in connection to the assault of UTM Party supporters on Sunday afternoon.

UTM’s Katanga weeps, she is one of UTM  members seen in a video clip being victimised by suspected DPP operatives.
One of the suspected DPP operatives who attacked UTM in Mangochi as captured on a video clip
The second suspect has been identified as 38 year old Rajab Assan of Ntagaluka Village, Traditional Authority Chowe in the district.
National Police Publicist James Kadadzera has confirmed the arrests.
Kadadzera says the law enforcers are expected to make more arrests in connection to the same.
Police first arrested 28-year-old Adam Masitala barely hours after the powerful women movement, Women in Politics, gave President Peter Mutharika and the Inspector General of Police Rodney Jose an ultimatum to arrest and bring all the suspects to justice or the women from all the political parties would match in Lilongwe.
Masitala hails from Mtagaluka village in chief Chowe’s area in Mangochi.
All the suspects will be charged with two counts of insulting the modesty of a woman and robbery with violence.
The woman, Veronica Katanji told a news  conference in Lilongwe on Tuesday that her husband has since dumped her after the video clip of her walking semi-naked made rounds on phones.

“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.

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mukula
mukula
2 years ago

pepani nkazi

mukula
mukula
2 years ago

Pepa mkazi

Joovido
Joovido
2 years ago

Let the president come forward and address n condemn this barbaric behaviour on mbc as state of the nation address

Slim in Malindi
Slim in Malindi
2 years ago

Apolice achita bwino kugwila anyani amenewa a DPP,USAVAGE BASI ANTHU A KWA MTAGALUKA-Baluku,kusaphuzila kumawapangitsa,Anyani azimange zimenezi.POti zimasapota DPP azitulutsa,

MCHACHA
MCHACHA
2 years ago

Inde aliyense alindi ufulu opanga participate mu ndale koma ngati mwamuna wako akukuletsa kumapita kumisonkhano, penapake ndibwino kunvela, amakhala akukutetezani kuzinthu ngati izi. Ndipo ndikaonetsetsa video ija zikuoneka kuti nzimayi analipo yekha ena onse azibambo. Ndiye mukuyembekeza mwamuna wanu akondwe? Amakusamalani inuyo mayi ndi ana anu atatu owapeza koma inu osayamika kapena kumpatsako ulemu koma busy kumapanga zomwe sizimmasangalatsa. Ufulu uli apo koma kumasamala mabanja, onani lero achipani angakusamaleni inu ndi ana atatu? Mwapasula ndimanja anu

fred
fred
2 years ago

we should respect women they are our mothers sisters and daughters

Putin
Putin
2 years ago

She is a very beautiful woman. I cant hastate marrying her given a chance. I wonder why this husband left her. There are a lot of married women walking naked especially along lakeshore districts. No husband left them.

Wilson
Wilson
2 years ago

Job well done our officers in uniform. Please do and arrest more of these idiots

Patrick
Patrick
2 years ago

The guy is right Ukwela bwanji galimoto ya munthu wina mamunako ali kunyumba ili ndi phunziro kwa amai nonse apa banja.

Intifada
Intifada
2 years ago

Kadadzera, can you tell Malawians the party to which the suspects belong to. This is very important for Malawians to know the political party that sponsors terror. I am sure in your interrogations the suspects might have revealed their pay masters. They should tell you who paid them, how much, when and where? You should also raid their homes to look for party affiliation materials. This will save the deteriorating reputation of MPS in some little way. In so doing you will retire from MPS without regrets but honour and national pride.

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