Women MPs pin down Mwapasa over Malawi police rape spree in Nsundwe

Acting police Inspector General Duncan Mwapasa on Wednesday faced parliament’s Women Caucus which wanted to find out how far the police have gone with their inquiry on the infamous Nsundwe rapes.

Mwapasa meeting with the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus

Mwapasa has conceded the police have not yet interviewed the victims of the alleged rapes at Nsundwe, Mpingu and M’bwatalika.

“We are finding it extremely hard to interview the victims because they are refusing to be interviewed by the police,” said Mwapasa.

The relationship between the police and the people in the three areas has gone bad since the violent arrests of suspects in the murder of a police officer at Nsundwe and those involved in violence.

Mwapasa told the women parliamentarians sitting on the Caucus that the police has zero tolerance to sexual abuse.

“Once investigations are over, all the perpetrators will be brought to book,” he said.

He backed the decision to let the police investigate themselves on the rape allegations, saying this is not the first time that such an investigation has been done within the police file and rank.

The NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO-GCN) documented accounts from women and girls who said they had been sexually assaulted by police officers.

“While NGO-GCN advocate justice on the case [the killing of the police officer], the network is disturbed with reports that some of the police officers dispatched in the area … raped women, defiled self-boarding girl students, tortured people and looted private property,” read its report.

The report, which described how police officers threw teargas and broke into houses, demanded that the president and other authorities ensure the allegations were thoroughly investigated and perpetrators punished. “ No one is above the law and the rule of law must be respected,” said the report.

The EU ambassador to Malawi, Sandra Paesen, the alleged sexual violence and called for “light to be shed on what happened.”

The British high commissioner to Malawi, Holly Tett, also called for a thorough investigation.

Tett said: “The UK believes that the best way to restore the police and public trust is through a thorough investigation.”

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phiriwaphiri
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Mtete
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Ndilipano’s level of thinking is too shallow to be honest. Sometimes it’s better to keep quiet than spew rubbish. His contribution clearly shows he’s cadet, probably recommended into the police service by Mwapasa or Jose.

Kholowa
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Kholowa

Why cant the parliament form a separate group to investgate? Those women were abused by police and you let police to investige what? Dont you think those women are troumatised and are in no way to see a police officer as a friend anymore? How foolish are you parliamentarians cant you think these kind of simple things on your own? Where is that stupid idiot white who was crying for ansah and cant cry for poor women who suffered these horrific acts by law enforcers? Is this not enough to call this idiot mwapasa to resign?

CRIMINAL MINDED
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CRIMINAL MINDED

Mwapasa is hard core climinals him self and he reached that rank by killing some of good citizens at the land so Malawian you can see your selves the way this climinal responding for this case

MASO ENA
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MASO ENA

HOW CAN HE SAY INVESTIGATIONS ARE OVER AT SAME HIS CADETS ARE UNABLE TO INTERVIEW TH E VICTIMS?

AND U SAY HE CAN BE IG?

Mujomba
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Mujomba

Hahahaha…a waste of tax payers money again. what can you expect from a big cadet like Mwampasa? Is busy lying in their presence ‘when investigations are done’.. but is also saying ‘victims are refusing to be interviewed by police’

Blessings
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Investigations may only identify those that did from the contingent. But one thing for sure is to take the issue to court. The evidence and medical reports of the victims will help to determine the issue. Conclusion of this case like any other case will be evidence based. Human rights lawyers help these abused women

Neno
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Neno

KIKIKI…HOW CAN A CADET INVESTIGATE HIS BOYS THE CADETS WHOM HE SENT THEM TO DO THE OPERATION AT MSUNDWE.

Lego
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How long can it take investigated a straight forward thing.When you deploy police officers on duty.I thought you record them on the stations that the officer and vehicle have gone this side.Stop fooling the country if those were DPP cadets acting like police then just come out and say the truth to restore your public imagine.

Shonai
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Waisting time.Ask Mtambo, Chakwera, Chirima ndi nyau.They did it themselves.Ukaziputa limba.Iwo Ali kumpanda ndi Ana ao.

Lego
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You are a fool

kanchenga
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kanchenga

Matenant athu munya chaka chino mminda ya fodya muzigonera maungu ndi mbewa.Inu muona ngati chifukwa choti a blue eyed police ali mbali yanu ndiye kuti ziri bwino tiyana tanu tatikazi mfodyamu tikweredwa ndi nyau mukuzinenazo

TAI
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TAI

It shows the high level of stupidity in the blue camp. Chowuluka chimatera, and you will witness this before you die. This is a promise!!!!!!

APM akundiyamwa shaft 🍆👅
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APM akundiyamwa shaft 🍆👅

Shonai ndiwe mbuzi

stumpy
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stumpy

It tippex Peter mutharika raped the women and girls in fact after he took so much of gondolosi he couldn’t resist his manhood rather than raping innocent women and girls. Idiot

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