Women march against sexual assault by Malawi police officers

Women have taken up the streets in Lilongwe in protest march against alleged rape of women at Msundwe, Mb’watalika and Mpingu, areas on the outskirts of Lilongwe City,  by police officers.

A woman carrying a placard during the march
Women march during the protest
Women march for justice

The alleged sex assault of the women at Nsundwe in Lilongwe has received huge condemnation from different quarters, including the United Kingdom and the UN.

The peaceful march started from Kamuzu central hospital roundabout to Civic Offices at City Centre.

The women are marching under the banner of Women Manifesto Movement and notable organisers include Emma Kaliya.

Kaliya’s NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO-GCN)  unearthed the brutal raping of the women by the police in retaliation to the death of a police officer Usumani Imedi who was stoned to death by self-styled Nsundwe barracks who blocked roads to prevent people from attending President Peter Mutharika’s political rally in Kawale, Lilongwe.

Reports indicate that when police went to arrest the 43, spouses, relatives of the accused and school girls in self-boarding were assaulted by the police, with some allegedly raped and battered.

NGO-GCN national coordinator Joseph Njala said i the march is aimed at sending a strong message that people are not happy with what happened.

He said: “We are marching so that the message goes far and the actions be taken fast. There are certain conditions we want the investigations to adhere to. The petition has been addressed to the President [Peter Mutharika].”

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Mgoloso
1 year ago

Mmalo molira nzanu inu busy kunyenga azimayi,mmene munanyengamo nzanuyo anadzuka?

stumpy
stumpy
1 year ago

If tthe route was due to the death of a police officer why then you arrest the suspects? Why the government is keeping 4boy’ to the suspicion? Police know that those rapists too have to be charged according to the law. Where is government and laws? Should women and girls pay the guilty of the those breaking laws in the country Malawi 😢😢😡😬.where is the government and laws?

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

I am told it was revenge for death of fellow Muslim officer. Command was given to teach the Kaffirs a lesson.

Signs of trouble if true.

pitala
pitala
1 year ago

Ngati azimayi ndi atsikama ogwililidwao analipila mlandu wa anyamata omwe anapha wa police moti mlandu wakupa wa police ufutidwe anaweluzilatu apobi ngati apolisi salandila Chilango cha mlandu umenewu pali udani waukulu pakati pa anthu ndi apolisi .

yobu 13 13
1 year ago

koma nde mwadya zambilitu mpaka choncho… ogwirira amavala kondomu

joseph
joseph
1 year ago

Of all the issues that have happened the Msundwe matter is the worst at international standard because it qualifies for crimes against humanity for those that have studied international law or security. The matter can even go to international criminal court and police officers can surely be prosecuted. We have to trade careful for us who are holding the government machineries you may be prosecuted even after 20 years when you will be useless old for the crimes you may commit today. Ena amati kuno ndi kunja kunayanja lichelo.Mawa silidziwika. Let us be professional not emotional in our conduct. This… Read more »

chataika
chataika
1 year ago

Wa police amene anavulidwa ndi demonstrators sanali munthu kodi? Inu a Kaliya Emma where were you that time? Why did you not march in solidarity against that malpractice? What you should inu ma CSOs ndi amene mukugawanitsa dzikoli because there are some who are pro government and some pro-opposition. Watch out there is no sense in what you are doing and you can see thats why you had low turn out. I will give you a good example PAC is failing to unite the parties in this country because they participated in demos together with opposition and hrdc instead of… Read more »

Mtete
1 year ago

Any police officer who feels strong by harrassing and molesting defenceless women is not fit to be called police officer. Ameneyu must be DPP cadet.

Watchdog
Watchdog
1 year ago

The good news is that we now have the details of all the police officers who invaded Msundwe that night. Well wisher anakonza!

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
1 year ago

And where is Seodi White?

Aphiri
Aphiri
1 year ago

I wonder where she is .this issue is sensitive and deserves much attention than crying for Jane Ansah

Beware of Independent
Beware of Independent
1 year ago

Good question

Kambewa chisale
1 year ago

Kodi iwe Seunda atakugwilila Umva bwanji

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