Police held responsible for child death at Queens Hospital, says Malawi rights commission

State rights body, the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has confirmed that a child died at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre due to effects of teargas which the police threw at the hospital during anti-Jane Ansah protests recently.

Rosemary Kanyuka: MHRC has evidence that the child died due to the effects of the teargas which the police launched at the hospital

MHRC commissioner Rosemary Kanyuka said this when the commission addressed the media on the post-election political tension.

She said MHRC has evidence that the child died due to the effects of the teargas which the police launched at the hospital to smoke out the anti-Jane Ansah protesters who were legally marching and give way to an illegal march by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets.

“The country is now degenerating into lawlessness and anarchy,” said Kanyuka.

She also condemned the beating of Justin Phiri by Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers in Karonga.

Phiri later died of his wounds.

The commission also expressed great concern over reports of arbitrary arrests following the killing of a police officer at Nsundwe in Lilongwe.

Kanyuka urged the police to observe the rule of law when making arrests.

She then urged all stakeholders in the country to retain law and order.

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Constable Mazibuko
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Constable Mazibuko

No one should feel sorry for us, . If we were no partisan and not allow politicians to control us, we could not have had all this. And to make matters worse, Our boss (minister) is a former Ex MYP.

yobu 13 13
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mhrc inali kuti nthawi yonseyi pamene mwana anaphedwa ndi iwowo..polisi sinaphe munthu koma inu ndamene munapangitsa kuti mwana afe….zaunsilu basi …lamulo ligwile ntchito basi…ali mmanja mwa apolisi ,,,apha wapolisi muziwona wasala mtambo ndi chakwera nawonso aphedwe

joseph Banda
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joseph Banda

To shade down and counter the death of an Eminent Police Man? What ever you call your self your not serious with your life or work. Let’s examine this. In BT HRDC were to cause havoc and our esteemed police was trying to prevent this. Your hrdc then took cover in the hospital meaning they have no sense of protecting lives. In Nsundwe, our esteemed police was trying to stop innocent peoples’ rights being abused and they get killed. How does a professional and ethical person bring the two issues together without Condemning in the Strongest terms the HRDC conducts.… Read more »

dalo
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dalo

KU BLANTYRE DPP CADETS APOLICE ANGANENE AMENE WAMANGIDWA ZAKUFA KWA MWANA AMENEYU???? SHAME POLICE SHAME

Chiswa B
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Chiswa B

AKUMVA KUYAMBA MA PERIOD UYU THATS WHY SHE IS UTTERING RUBBISH

Rachel Banda
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Rachel Banda

Your mama

Constable Mazibuko
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Constable Mazibuko

Well-spoken kanyuka, we may end up arresting people wrong people living those who killed the officer.

Mtambo the Rebel Leader
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Mtambo the Rebel Leader

Why she did not castigate the soldiers who killed in Karonga, or Nsundwe MCP cadets?????

Lego
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Which soldier was killed in Karonga mbuzi iwe?If you don’t know anything why don’t you remain quiet,just because you support DPP?

ERUTU
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ERUTU

Water filled head

Namalila
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Namalila

Mumadikira muphe kaye wa polisi ndiye mudzikumbutsa ndowe dzanudzo – you must also issue a statement as who will be responsible for police officer’s death

Lego
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A Police apha anthu angati?

Joni
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Joni

APolisi kupha……….ndiye ntchito zanu nkale!

ERUTU
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ERUTU

Water filled head