Police say it will honour court ruling on July 20 shooting cop

Malawi Police Service (MPS)  say it will honour a Supreme Court ruling which overturned the conviction of a cop accused of killing a peaceful protester during the July 20, 2011 demonstrations.

Police spokesman James Kadadzera: Denies

A six panel Supreme Court judge has acquitted  Stewart Lobo on the killing of George Thekere during the massive protests against the rule of former president Bingu wa Mutharika whom they accused of becoming increasingly dictatorial and intolerant.

Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said the police will abide by the ruling.

However, he could not say whether Lobo would be reinstated in the Malawi Service or not, saying top management will make a final decision on the matter.

At least 20 demonstrators were gunned down during the protests across the country which drew huge crowds of people in all the three regions.

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3 years ago

You should also respect court order on Chilima Security personnel

3 years ago

Mmmhhh zakukanikani za ma Albino apaaaa nde nkumati muyambe za kale? Mmhhh tionana pa may 21 pano

3 years ago

Shooting protestors is not crowd control but state murder of innocent people. Don’t the police have water canons or tear gas to deal with crowds of protestors?

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concerned citizen
3 years ago

Some more Malawians have been gunned down at Nsanje boma recently by the same trigger happy police. Do our police have training in crowd control ? shooting at people with live ammunition is not the way. Those police officer should be identified and the law should take its coarse.

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