Seodi, Minister of Gender mum on Nsudwe sexual exploitation: Police institute inquiry 

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Mary Navicha and chief director in the Public Sector Reforms Management Unit Seodi White, who is also chairperson of Forum for Concerned Women have remained mum on serious allegations of police brutality, including sexual harassment and rape of some  wives of suspects at Nsundwe in Lilongwe  and school girls at  boarding schools.

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White, who prides herself to fight violence against women, has chosen to be mum on the matter while Minister Navicha has also not spoken about it.

But NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO-GCN) has described the situation as heartbreaking; and made a passionate appeal to State-funded Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), President Peter Mutharika and acting Inspector General of Police Duncan Mwapasa to take action.

“NGO-GCN is deeply disheartened by allegations of rape, defilement and torture of innocent women and girls in and around Nsundwe, M’bwatalika and Mpingu trading centres.

“The network is disturbed with reports that some of the police officers as dispatched to the areas on Wednesday, October 9 2019, raped women, defiled self-boarding girl students, tortured people, and looted private property,”  reads a statement made available to Nyasa Times co-signed by NGO-GCN board chairperson Barbara Banda and national coordinator Joseph Njala

Meanwhile, Police say they have instituted an inquiry into sexual assault allegations against the cops.

National police spokesperson James Kadadzera says the inquiry will also cover defilement, torture and theft against the police officers in and around Nsundwe, M’bwatalika and Mpingu trading centres.

“The inquiry team which is headed by Commissioner Mrs Arlene Baluwa, comprises of different professionals who will investigate the matter in a transparent and independent manner,” says Kadadzera in a statement.

Kadadzera says based on evidence, all suspects identified will be treated according to the laws of the land without favour.

He then calls on people with information to share with the inquiry team for it to conduct a thorough, speedy and factual investigation.

MHRC executive secretary David Nungu has however said that the allegations of rape are criminal in nature and require investigators with special skills.

“Rape is a police case, but because some of the allegations apparently point to some police officer, we cannot trust the police officers to investigate themselves. We wish we had an Independent Police Commission with oversight powers; however, we will handle this issue as quickly as possible,” Nungu said.

The reports of mass rapes by the police officers have shocked the nation which is facing an unprecedented political impasse accompanied by violence and pockets of protests across the country.

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Concerned

One of the most stupit women in Malawi

Lakata
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Lakata

Honestly Malawi is full people of scrap type. It does not impress to see people of Seod type to be close to the president of a country. Stories coming from Msundwe are appalling that needed seriousness.

yobu 13 13
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akuyenela kupanga investigate moyenela komanso mwaluso…….choyamba kodi zinachitika liti? padusa masiku angati kuti nkhaniyi auze anthu…ngati anagwiriridwa akuyenera kukayeza magazi ku chipatala onsewo cholinga apeze umboni oyenela

Kaya
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Kaya

Shupiti. Anakuuza ndani kuti ogwililidwa amayezedwa magazi to establish the truth?

Mzozodo
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Mzozodo

Kaya nanga DNA?

Mzukwa
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Mzukwa

kkkkkk Koma umbuli ndi mavuto ndithu.

namatetule
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Azimai awa chamba chinawapweteka amalira nacho.

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
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Next time it should be your mum, wife or daughter to be raped then uzanene zoputsazo kuti ndi Chamba .

Mmenye
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Mmenye

don’t you think you’re getting everything wrong? Is it the Seodi’s that were raped? Am sure the chamba comment is being addressed to the Seodi’s…

Maunits
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Maunits

Zitsiru izi tazioneni. A galu inu mahule a khakhakha inu anthu onyasa inu iyaaaaa!!!!!

Neno
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Neno

THIS ARE THE RESULTS OF THOSE TEARS OF YOURS YOU SHOWED AS THAT DAY ON TV FOR THAT DEVIL WOMAN…

Muhammad
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Kkkkkkkk zabodza izi angofuna kuipitsa mbiri ya a Police. What I know is if the team of society attacks one Police, later on the team of Police will attack them by fixing each n everybody in that area. Osati zogwililazo ayi.

Amauzungulila mudzi onse ndipo amamufwanthamula wina aliyense opezeka pa nthawyo.

MUZITIFUNSA IFE ZOMWE ADAZIONA MAVENDA APA MEDICAL CENTER AFTER KUWAPANGA ATTACK A METRO POLICE

Charles Chimwendo
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Charles Chimwendo

And some is OKY with the people attacking the very same people they swear to protect. Malawi is looten indeed

GOLOGOLO
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GOLOGOLO

I HOPE THOSE ANIMALS USED PROTECTION TOO MUCH MATENDA KU 30 KO

Peace
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Peace

Ever heard of ‘spoils of war’? When you start a war, there’s death (which the Superintendent of Police Imedi suffered), looting (which is alleged on the police) lack of peace (caused to road users by Nsundwe thugs) and all sorts of acrimony that makes the world dislike war!
Ask Mozambique, Angola, Liberia and all countries that have experience. You guys blurting here don’t fucking understand what comes when you provoke war!

mada k
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seodi is a fool