Police says no shielding of errant cops:  Msundwe rape probe at ‘advanced stage’

The Malawi Police Service (MPs) says criminal investigations into officers alleged to have sexually molested women in Lilongwe  at Msundwe are at advanced stage with a promised that they will be no shielding of the errant cops.

According to a recent report by the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), police officers raped 13 women, defiled a girl and sexually assaulted three under-18 girls during their October 8 2019 operation around the area.

In its report, MHRC said the police officers committed the crimes when the unarmed and defenceless women were fleeing the violent scenes in Msundwe, Mpingu, Kadziyo and M’bwatalika, in the outskirts of Lilongwe City.

National Police Spokesperson, James Kadadzera sounded confident that the investigations by the law enforcers will be conducted in a ‘very’ professional manner.

“A team of six senior police investigators from across the country is at an advanced stage of the investigations.

“Police management is confident that these criminal investigations will be conducted in a professional manner without bias,” said Kadadzera in a statement dated 4 January 2020.

Kadadzera added: “The investigations are paying due attention to the inqury report by MHRC both in social and mainstream media and most importantly testimonies from victims and witness.”

In his New Year’s address, President Peter Mutharika assured Malawians to unveil the truth into the said sexual allegations.

“Government has taken note of the allegations of police heavy-handedness in some parts of Lilongwe after a police officer was murdered there while on duty. Investigations are underway to establish the truth about the allegations,” assured President Mutharika, who is also Commander in Chief of Malawi Police Services.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) are demanding the arrest of police officers involved in the scandal.

European Union (EU) mission in the country also called for a “swift and decisive” reaction on the incident by competent national authorities.

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Nyapapi
10 months ago

On a lighter note, galimoto yatijambulira chikwangwani cha Msundwe ikufunika ka touch up. Windscreen komanso bonnet zingathe kuwoneka bwino koposa. They should not look like APM’s roads or schools or airports!!!!!

LGBT PROPER GANDA
LGBT PROPER GANDA
10 months ago

Ine ndikumufuna Ntambo ndizimu boola pokhalira komanso TALAPENCE.lnde mitala inu.Akaziwa ndatopa nawo

Lego
10 months ago

Tawerengani nkhani kaye musayambe ma comment anuwo.Umbuli or madnes/

Chacharito
Chacharito
10 months ago

Just like the Education Freedom Saga actions way back when the current president was Minister,the similar indecisiveness and being too slow to act on the Nsundwe Police saga will not assist us Mr President.

Answer
Answer
10 months ago

What does the mean in tippex solution?

John Mtsitsa
John Mtsitsa
10 months ago

What about cops who died on duty? Nothing to talk about it?MHRC,be for real! Do a cop have a right to live or not?

BigMan
BigMan
10 months ago
Reply to  John Mtsitsa

Silly question. So if a cop gets killed on duty, then the police should defile girls from anywhere around the area where the incident took place? Koma ngati ku Police kuli umbuli wa chonchi ndiye tingopanga fire onse and recruit again from scratch.

yobu 13 13
10 months ago
Reply to  BigMan

life and death are in the tongue …chakwera already said about this…..wait and see …..

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
10 months ago

Who are this cadet police trying to fool…..it took them less than 12hours to arrest suspects in the police officer imedi murder case but they are failing to arrest those involved in the rape case months down the line……justice delayed is justice denied.

All this rhetoric coming from the police now is because of the international community pressure after the human rights commotion report,…..what a shame.

yobu 13 13
10 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

okapya mulipo ambili eti mulibe umboni koma basi ,,,zankutu

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

Bcoz Europeans have spoken now u started working on this Msundwe saga which u thought it will go away on its own.

Be decisive when carrying out your duty, these Policemen involved should pay for their own evil. No sacred cow.

Dr. Mvuma
Dr. Mvuma
10 months ago

You are paying lip service. Nothing will happen. It was the same with Chasowa’s Polytechnic Student. It was promised no stone will be left unturned. But alas! what happened. Zero action..

Mtete
Mtete
10 months ago

I am patiently waiting for the results of the police investigation and hoping there will be such a report anyway considering we have time and again been informed ” police are investigating”

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