Police confirms 2 cops beaten to death in Malawi political turmoil

Malawi Police Service says the number of police officers who have died after being beaten in the line of duty has reached two.

Police had to chase the rioters to nearby villages while firing teargas cannisters but the youthful protesters kept regrouping and fought back with stones.

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said he could not disclose details of the deceased cops , saying Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi  will issue a statement on the developments in Parliament.

He said the first case happened on August 6 2019 and the deceased died on Tuesday while receiving treatment at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) while the second incident happened at Nsundwe Trading Centre where angry demonstrators pounced on a police officer who was discharging his duties.

This was happening as  locals were protrsting against President Peter Mutharika holding a rally in Kawale Township.

Police had to chase the rioters to nearby villages while firing teargas cannisters but the youthful protesters kept regrouping and fought back with stones.

Dausi confirmed in Parliament about the deaths but said he will give further details later in the afternoon.

Malawi has been in political turmoil following the dispute of the May 21 presidential elections results which is being challenged in court.

The Constitutiona Court is expected to rule whether to nullify the elections and call for a rerun or not.

Last week, South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) also described the ongoing elections court case as a ticking bomb waiting to explode if the country ignores the likely impact the outcome will bring.

In July, the Malawi Law Society (MLS) expressed reservations on the conduct of the electoral stakeholders in the aftermath of the May 21 elections.

In its letter dated July 12 2019 under the subject Management of Electoral Complaints and Determination of Electoral Complaints and Determination of Electoral Results Concerning Presidential Elections 2019 addressed to politicians, including Mutharika, MEC and HRDC, the lawyers body advised political leaders to spend energy on preparing their members on the outcome of the case court case instead of continuing to conduct public rallies when the electoral dispute matter is before the court.

MLS further asked the embattled MEC chairperson to “deeply reflect on the value of remaining in office” while her stay seemed to be the cause for the current social disruption and political unrest.

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Kholowa
Kholowa
1 year ago

Kufela ntchito, mkazi ana ndi abale ndi anamfedwa tsopano,these crooked politicians wont help them. The president is not a malawian as you heard him to be bothered. Watch out, run for your lives when things are yet to turn soar, remember you have families to help

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
1 year ago

Chakwela ndizimenezotu zayamba kutheka.Ochakwela pamenepo ndiekuti step yasuntha pansi panyanja?Koma mukulimbana ndiwakulu kuzonse

Beware of Independent
Beware of Independent
1 year ago

Chasowa, Njaunju and many more, any arrests?No. Why?Its ok for DPP to kill people. They are above the law.

I conderm the killing of the Police Officer, but DPP and its leadership are to blame.
They have created this enemity coz they hold the purse. Corrupting and Politicizing the Police Force.

The language used by the President, as a Lawyer he should know better.

Chigadula Rabson
Chigadula Rabson
1 year ago

TELL THEM! AUZENI KOMA MAU AMENEWO!

Mutumwa
Mutumwa
1 year ago

Headless!!

Moya
Moya
1 year ago

Arrest the root cause of all this chaos. ASAP!! Incase you have forgotten you chicken brains its “fake May 2019 elections” Leave the poor villagers alone, however we feel for the families of these two cops May their soul rest in peace. We don’t need more lives lost.

CHIMANGO
CHIMANGO
1 year ago

Malawi wafikapo, ufulu wafika pa chimake

Shonai
1 year ago

People with bad intentions /criminals will never be friendly to the police no matter what . That’s is the fact.Normal and real human being s have no problems with the police at all.Osanamizira ndale kuti akumvere chisoni.Zomsezi amene anatchula kukhetsa magazine.Ayankhe.

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
1 year ago

APM WANENA YEKHA HE IS NOT MALAWIAN KKKKKKK.
POLICE CADETS AT A AMBIRI SANATI

SAUNDERS
SAUNDERS
1 year ago

Mr President dont be afraid of arresting leaders of HRDC like MTAMBO evidence is there, we saw it and we heard what he said. Arrest Mtambo immediately, he is not a hero but a Bin Laden of Malawi. Lock all HRDC leadership until the Court case is over. Malawi Army must stop protecting HRDC protesters, it is potraying a very wrong message that the Army is supporting such and for Demonstrations. Army and Police must always be sharing notes, helping each other, not being rivals. What they are organising is not Demonstrations but Riots where people carry weapons to kill… Read more »

kanchenga
kanchenga
1 year ago
Reply to  SAUNDERS

That would be dangerous. The riots in Nsundnwe were not organised by HRDC. That’s why they were more destructive. That ramble in Nsundnwe was not a group of thieves. Mr President needs to accept that there is a problem and throw away politics invite other leaders to a national conference of top leadership. These people would stop all this nonsense if they saw their leaders working together. Otherwise more Malawians would die needlessly

Chigadula Rabson
Chigadula Rabson
1 year ago
Reply to  kanchenga

MAU!

Charie
Charie
1 year ago

Nyau zinamenya wa police

Dinda
1 year ago

Oky, so this is what Chakwera wanted? Happy for you Pastor you hav achieved your goal of shedding blood as you said during election and now wait for your reward from God Almighty. You know the truth that you lost election but bcoz of arrogance and shame you provoke this. My blame is Chakwera and Chilima for not accept the truth.

Richie
1 year ago
Reply to  Dinda

God show Mr chakwera for telling Malawians lies

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago
Reply to  Dinda

Is it not force by force the word from your Bubu?

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