Police urged to act on MHRC inquiry report

Malawi Human Rights Resource Center- MHRRC has called on the Malawi Police Service to take serious action and bring to book all suspects alleged to have raped women in  M’bwatalika and Mpingu areas in Lilongwe.

MHRRC’s Director, Emma Kaliya was reacting to an investigation report by the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) which has highlighted that police men raped 13 women and defiled and assaulted 4 girls in M’bwatalika and Mpingu areas.

Kaliya has told YFM online that the report has all the evidence on the matter hence the authorities including the Malawi police should take the necessary action on all suspects and should not leave room for impunity.

“The report has all the evidence on the matter and we want the authorities especially the police to take the issue seriously and bring to book all suspects.

The police should not waste any time further waiting for their own investigation because the one by MHRC is enough”, she said.

“The issue should not be treated with any impunity, nobody is above the law ad we should see that on this case.

“The women and girls were victimized and traumatized, we don’t want anyone to go scot free,” she added.

But National Police Spokesperson, James Kadadzera said the police is yet to make their stand on the matter as they are currently going through the report’s recommendations.

“We have been served with the report and currently we are going through the report and the recommendations, once we are through we will make our stand on the matter and we will come back to the public,”  Kadadzera said.

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