Central East police commissioner, Happy Mkandawire, has talked down the behaviour of people, some members of Gulewamkulu, saying it is an enemy of progress and very uncivilised.
Mkandawire said in Bowe, Kasungu on Thursday, that it was unfortunate that people were able to vandalize structures that are meant to serve them.
He requested people of Bowe Trading Centre during an emergency meeting as he toured a police unit that had been vandalized by mob justice.
The plea came after angry people, most in gulemkulu regalia vandalized the police unit on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
On the material day, residents from the area were baying for the blood of a habitual criminal who was in police custody for stealing a motorcycle.
In his remarks, Mkandawire applauded the chiefs in the area for standing firm with police in protecting the facility.
However, he condemned the act and labeled it as retrogressive on the part of development.
“With this kind of behavior we cannot develop,” cautioned Mkandawire.
He further directed that in pursuant to criminal justice, all suspects involved in the matter would be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.
The Commissioner further advised the people to engage contact and dialogue strategies once they are aggrieved or are not satisfied with services from service providers.
He therefore promised community members that police operations in the area would continue normally.
Ward Councilor for the area, Chakhaza North, Rachael Meke admitted that violence that was perpetrated was unfortunate, and hence called on law enforcers to apprehend all those behind this anarchistic acts.
She has since asked chiefs, business community members and the community at large to work together in restoring the facility to its original shape.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :