Protester family engages private expert for postmortem

The family of a protester who has died whilst on remand at Mzuzu prison after allegedly been beaten up by Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers say they have engaged a private expert to do the postmortem.

A 39-year old Justin Phiri died at Mzuzu prison a few days ago where she was remanded with 18 other protesters beaten up and arrested in Karonga over botched anti-Jane Ansah protests.

A family member said the postmortem cannot be carried out because all the experts at Mzuzu central hospital are attending a meeting in Mangochi.

“We are told the meeting ends on Sunday and we feel it is not good that we should be keeping the body all this time. This is why we have engaged the private expert from Blantyre,” said the family member.

She said contributions for the payment of the postmortem are most welcome.

MDF soldiers severely beat up the protesters after they were caught stoning the soldiers.

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2 years ago

Sorry for this sad development that you are faced with. May the Lord heal you

2 years ago

He wanted to be a matyr…..and he is one today….. fighting for a cause to enrich his tribesmen and their bedfellows, kasiyamaliros from kasiya…..youngman, you have died in vain because your actions of blocking the M1 to motorists was a criminal undertaking… have died a criminal and we hereby strip you from the matyr’s register …..your soul will never have peace

2 years ago

tiye naoni.
sorry kwa Lule family

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