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 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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :