Police devising ways to regain lost public trust – Mwapasa

Acting Inspector General of Police, Duncan Mwapasa has conceded the loss of public trust in the Malawi Police Service (MPS), saying they are working on restoring the confidence to perform its duties effectively.

Mwapasa: Admists lost public trust

Mwapasa admitted about lost confidence when he was appearing before members of Parliamentary Women’s Caucus in Lilongwe, saying police is working with stakeholders to build a good relationship with the public.

He was asked to comment on allegations ranging from defilement, rape, torture and theft against police officers in and around Msundwe, M’bwatalika and Mpingu trading centres in Lilongwe on October 9 2019.

“It is indeed true that some quarters of the society have lost trust in the police,” Mwapasa told the women legislators.

He said the police are just “victims of political propaganda”, saying they are working to win back the lost trust.

On the allegations of sexual exploitation, Mwapasa defended the cops, saying they used “reasonable force” because people were not demonstrating but rioting.

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Mswahili mambo
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Mswahili mambo

By employing policemen from one tribe where the tippex president comes from we Malawians will never trust this tribal police of Malawi. You remove the cadets from the police including Mwapasa himself that’s the only way our police can be trusted not otherwise.

James Banda
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James Banda

When a see a police officer I see a thief in uniform

Neno
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Neno

YOU SHOULD LEAVE THE MALAWI POLICE SERIVICE FIRST BUT WITHOUT THAT,,, THINGS WILL REMAIN THE SAME AS IT IS AS OF NOW.

APOSTLE PAUL
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WAS MWAPASA CREATED BY GOD OR THE DEVIL???

JUST LOOKING AT HIS FACE, MWAPASA IS CARRYING DEMONIC GENES IN HIS BODY, BLOOD, NKHOPE NGATI TATE WAKE SATANA. KUIPA NKHOPE NDI NTIMA WOMWE

VOTSEEEEEEK

CRIMINAL MINDED
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CRIMINAL MINDED

Mwapasa is a murderer a lier and disgrace to the national he have blood at his hand that’s​ why he is backing​ his followers climinals how can he said that the MPS is victims of political

Fairness
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Fairness

The starting point in regaining that trust is for Mwapasa himself to resign and pave way for an independent investigation of what happened in Msundwe and other areas.

THE SON OF NYIKALAND, OUR BELOVED COUNTRY
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Some people cannot stop lying and that is the reason Malawians have no trust in the police force. The Malawian police are rapists, murderers, and assassins. They have been infiltrated by the militia dominated by the Lomwes to cause havoc and terror on Malawians that did not vote for the DPP. The DPP cadets can be compared to Interhangwe that slaughtered a million of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda. Why is that when the DPP militia(DPP cadets) petrol bomb voices that disagree with the ruling party and the perpetrators are not brought to justice? The Malawian police will even… Read more »

Whiteboard Marker
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It is cold out there!

Nkhuzi
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Nkhuzi

What would expect from a cadet. Police needs disbanding for now otherwise they will keep fighting with people that they are supposed to protect. Expect more

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