MHRC to conduct an inquiry on mob justice

The Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) says it will institute an inquiry due to increased cases of mob justice in the country.

MHRC Executive Secretary, David Nungu said the inquiry will help to find a lasting solution on the victims hindered by mob justice.

Nungu said every person is entitled to protection hence the victims of mob justice must actually be helped and protected by the police.

”As the people of Malawi we require security and protection of our lives and property,” he said.

Nungu said the commission is happy that President Peter Mutharika visited Phalombe, Mulanje and Chiradzulu districts that have been affected by blood sucking rumours.

He urged people to take suspects to police in order to prevent cases of mob justice.

Nine people have been killed so far by mobs since the blood-sucking rumours stated to spread in the southern districts of Mulanje, Thyolo, Phalombe and Chiradzulu.

According to figures sourced from the Malawi Police Service, a total of 22 mob justice cases were also reported from January to May this year unlike last year where they recorded 29 mob justice cases the entire year.

The figures indicate that 15 cases were recorded in the Central Region, 13 in the Southern Region and one in the Eastern Region.

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