Police launch ‘face-saving’ probe into Mmangisa attack

In what could be best described as an attempt to cover its face; the police say it has launched an investigation into the assault of Lilongwe City Council Chief Executive Kelvin Mmangisa to find out what really happened for him to be harassed.

Mmangisa was roughed up by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) roughnecks on Monday at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe where he had gone to welcome President Bingu wa Mutharika from South Africa.

Mutharika had gone to South Africa where he attended centenary celebrations of that country’s ruling party African National Congress (ANC).

Mmangisa: Roughed up. Photo credit; Times Group

The Lilongwe CEO was assaulted by about 15 DPP cadets wearing black suits and black sunglasses in full view of scores of both uniformed and plain clothed police officers who acted as if nothing was
happening when the regime gang was man handling Mmangisa.

The regime rough-necks reportedly attacked the Lilongwe City Council top boss because they are not satisfied with his loyalty to the government and the ruling party.

This follows last week’s riots in the city which started after the council wanted to remove vendors from the streets.

No arrests have been made yet despite the police knowing the culprits and actually seeing the criminal act taking place.

Police action

National Police Spokesperson Davie Chingwalu said his office has already recorded Mmangisa’s statement and investigations into the matter are underway to detect what really transpired.

“Our officers took a statement from Mr. Mmangisa immediately after the incident about what happened and we have launched investigations to find out what really happened,” said Chingwalu.

Police are said to have followed Mmangisa, after letting the DPP cadets assault him, to his office where they interrogated him leaving the suspects untouched.

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