Soldiers torture civilian for wearing camouflage clothes: Malawians ask govt to intervene

Malawians on social media have asked government through to  ensure  soldiers at Cobbe Barracks in Zomba who assaulted , abused and tortured  a young civilian man for wearing a camouflage clothes  should be  be  taken to task for acts of indiscipline.

Soldiers said the civilian had not right to wear camouflage clothes even though not patterned for Malawi army
Are soldiers allowed to take the law into their own hands?
Beaten for wearing Camo’

Images of a young boy injured for putting on a military camouflage has gone viral on social media.

Many Malawian complain that soldiers are rarely punished for excesses.

One person namely John Kasako commented: “Why do our soldiers take the law in their hands.This is a democratic nation not a military nation and this is a shame to see soldiers who are supposed to protect their citizens busy butchering them.”

Another one Funny Kanthu said, “So these soldiers are above Malawi’s law that they can torture this innocent boy for putting on a military attire.Why not following proper procedures rather than beating him like that.”

Another one wrote:” This is sad. This is too much.”

The boy is alleged to have been forced to sleep outside and without food. It is reported that he ie battling for his life.

Wearing camouflage clothing is a sensitive issue in Malawi because criminals have often worn camouflage clothing either to carry out robbery or impersonate soldiers for other criminal purposes.

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Wakale
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The true story behind the beating is that .. the person who has been badly beaten is a person who wore a millitary uniform and then he would go into the barrack and then he would steal things from different families … Finally he was caught stealing hence he was beaten monga mmene tichitila tikagwila wakuba

Fredrick Sakala
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Fredrick Sakala

Don’t give us difficult life here in our country,South Africa and Malawi it’s different

Yusuf
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Yusuf

We need to know our dressing code

Nkotakota mtalamo
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Nkotakota mtalamo

Umbuli a army,kuipa kwake mabwana aku army ambiri ndi mbulinso

Nicholous
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Nicholous

Wa army angazipange izi ku America????wa Police alindimphavu koposa asilikali. When the government changes aziwunike bwinobwino

Fredrick Sakala
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Fredrick Sakala

In Malawi since I was born,a civilian not allowed to wear camouflage pliz,to contthieves,ocmouflageyoulour

Vaison Mzongomeko
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Vaison Mzongomeko

Every where anthu amavala kunonso South Africa pple wear it without being toutoched umbuli

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

Most of our soldiers have never been to war as Malawi is a peaceful nation. To make up for the scarcity of wars they resort to attacking civilians. Why kind of an army do we have. I bet most of them are not recruited fairly. They have connections within the army. Gone is the disciplined army we had under Kamuzu. These multiparty soldiers are nothing but hooligans. They care less where to show the savagery, be it at a football match, or in the streets.

Gerald Mapanga Phiri
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Gerald Mapanga Phiri

Its sad to see those solders supposed to protect civilians but they’re abusing, assaulting them. They forget that that uniform is Malawians, I don’t understand why they are so untouchable, they break the law anytime it suits them.

BONGANI
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BONGANI

Is it illegal to wear camouflage clothing in your country? if yes why is it then on the market? JSCE soldiers.