Public calls for re-introduction of shoot to kill: Chibingu assures of security

As Malawi celebrate 50 years of independence this Sunday, the Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Paul Chibingu has assured the nation of improved and maximum security.

The Minister has since ignored calls from Blantyre residents to re-introduce the shoot to kill order following laxity in security in the commercial city.

The calls were mainly made in light of recent robberies in Chigumula and Manja Townships where Rwandese and Portuguese nationals were murdered, respectively.

Chibingu: There will be tight security
Chibingu: There will be tight security

But Chibingu said the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government would also provide enough resources to the so-called reformed Malawi Police Service to ably execute their expected duty.

“The priority is to provide maximum security not only to our people, but also to the business community.

“As a minister, I don’t have plans to introduce new policies and laws but bridge the gap between government and the general public on issues of security,” Chibingu told Capital Radio.

Meanwhile, Police in Blantyre are keeping in custody two men for illegal possession of a fire arm.

The two, only identified as Joseph and Jonathan, were found with a pistol, musical equipment and bicycles believed to have been stolen somewhere.

The arrest of the two, according to Limbe Police spokesperson, will provide a clue to whereabouts of other criminals who have been terrorizing the city.

The shoot to kill order was made by former president Bingu wa Mutharika before being discarded by his successor Joyce Banda.

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