Police officers who arrested two gays risk losing their jobs

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Malawi Police officers in Lilongwe who last week arrested two gays may have placed themselves in trouble of losing their jobs if government gives in to pressure to do so by the donor community.

Reports that Malawi24 has been following show that some key donors to Malawi asked the Peter Mutharika led government not just to drop the charges of the two but also net the law enforcers who arrested the two.

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In trouble for arresting two gays. (Library image)

It is said that the donors believe that the police officers impinged on the rights of the two.

The two Cuthbert Kulemela, and Kelvin Gonani hve since been set free but might as well smile home to hear the law enforcers who nailed them down are in for fresh problems too.

This comes hot in the heels of condemnation o the donor community by locals who have branded the donors ‘stupid’.

As it stands, Malawi24 has been highly tipped that the law enforcers who arrested the two just have their jobs hanging by thread waiting to be told the bad news.

A close source within top police management told our reporter in Lilongwe that a ‘big punishment’ for the police officers who might have done a commendable job on the eyes of Malawians is in the offing.

Just recently, US Ambassador o Malawi,Virginia Palmer condemned the arrest of the two before she met continued blasts on the social network after he office made the post on Facebook in the week just ending.

Malawi government has since said it will review laws that criminalize same sex marriages.

Section 135 sub section C of Malawi’s penal code states that “any person, who permits a male person to have carnal knowledge of him or her against the order of nature, shall be guilty of a felony and shall be liable to imprisonment for fourteen years, with or without corporal punishment”.

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  1. Koma boma lathu lizichita kuuzidwa china chilichonse, kodi mayesa apolisiwa amatsata malamulo nde muwachotse tchito kamba koti azungu akuuzani

  2. God creat man and awoman so that will become one fresh bwanji azunguwo awutiwumiliza ifewa ali ndi azikazi akufuna if tikhale pa udani ndi mulungu kumbukilani zomwe zinachitikila sodom ndi gomola

  3. Kupemphapempa kwanoko kukuonongesa malawi.i hope its v bigining of coronisation to malawi if ll don’t care.Boma panopa likungovomera chilichose y?nanga zikuchokera pati?

  4. kkkkkkk zopusa basi noncence makape nonse inuyo kuyambisa zamanyinu timabwala tanu pamozi ndi sogoleli wanuo konko kuno ayi fuck u all of you.noncence

  5. even a CCAP ku headquarter adawalembela kalata mabwana awo aku Scotland kuti kuyambila chaka chamawa ayambe kudalitsa maukwati amuna kapena akazi okhaokha ngati salola asithe dzina la mpingo malawi muno asamagwilitseso dzina loti CCAP

  6. Try to write real stories with backing evidence dont cheat pipo here those police men were protecting the laws of Malawi then what law have they broke shame on u

  7. What the fuck is Obama and other donors doing to our poor malawi ! May ur sauls and some greedy malawi leaders perish in hell. FUCK U !!

  8. The police arrested two gays because,malawi did not sighn for gay rights in the constitution book for that reason, no police officer can loose job.However,police officers are doing thier job according to malawian laws not American laws.(please,brothers and sisters,my fellow malawians, we need to take this issue seriously.Let us hold in hands to pray in the name of JESUS CHRIST so that we can defeat and overcome this evil sprit that is devolting and targeting in our God fearing nation).

  9. Mukachotsa ntchito apolicewo mugumulenso ma offeci awo osaiwalanso kugwetsa ndende zonse sisimukuna kuti azigwila ntchito .coz mukufuna kupanga chithuchoipa kuti chikhale chabwino

  10. Akuphwanya Malamulo A Mulungu Ochita Homosexual, Popeza Boma Lalephera, Atipatsa Ife Ntchito Tsopano Tikupha Mwachinsisi Tokha, Miyala, Mipeni,zikwanje, Takonza Kale; Bwanji Mukunyazitsa Dziko Lathu Lokondedwa La Malawi Pamaso Pa Mulungu? Musapezeke Tikupha Tokha

  11. Why would they lose their jobs? It is the leadership which is at fault. We should not be dictated by America as if we are a colony of Malawi that country. The President is hiding something from us.

  12. am gonna pretend like I ddnt hear wat av jst clearly heard…..that bullshit…if something is breaking the laws of the land it is the dutty of law enforcers to take action so is there a problem that officers arrested pple who broke the law and u want to fire them dare to I tell u we will meet in the street!!!

  13. Fosekeni wa Malawi 24 mapoisa wandanange kanthu apa. Dnt be used by the white people because of their donations.Dnt allow ur master bedroom to be a playground of white people.Our laws are still intact,mens mustn’t marry themselves,unless if tangible thing can come out in their marriage, i mean producing babies they can do.Failing which arrest them.

  14. Malawi is not as it was before our laws are no long work but America’s law is. Our leaders have no power but American leaders has to rule our country Malawi.

  15. The police are law enforcers. They do not work for donors. They work for Malawi govt and get paid on our tax payers money. There is no foreigner who pays Malawi Police. We have the constituition which was passed in 1994 by Malawi parliament. There was a constitutional conference in Malawi from 19-23 February 1994 where delegates drawn from church leaders, chiefs, party leaders, civil societies, international organisations and representatives from commonwealth and foreign governments. This conference’s resolutions paved way for our new constituition passed and signed into law in first parliament meeting of June 1994. What we have today in our constituition are laws and amendments enacted into laws by parliament and accented by sitting presidents. One example is death penalty. It is intact, though nobody has ever been executed since 1994. So too are LBGTs laws. People only knew about them when same America and allies sponsored and staged a fictitious wedding in Blantyre of one Tiwonge and his male friend in April 2010, whose court proceedings were covere LIVE by CNN, BBC, SKY NEWS from Blantyre magistrate court somewhere around May, June in 2010. I was terribly shocked to witness such ‘George Bush’ type of coverage. I wondered what it was. I concluded it was a sponsored move to try to test Malawi stand on gay rights and punish us on apparent violation.
    Here it is now! Our laws are intact until people so decide to change or not. Police are therefore not wrong! American intolerant behaviour must not be practiced on our police. Let them deal with ISIS if they powerful.

  16. iwe bwampini ukachotsa anthu ntchito. chifukwa cha zitsiluzo uona chomwe chichitike ohoo. atumbuka amati uperenge nge umo ukalekela bere la mama wako kkkkkkk

  17. iwe bwampini ukachotsa anthu ntchito. chifukwa cha zitsiluzo uona chomwe chichitike ohoo. atumbuka amati uperenge nge umo ukalekela bere la mama wako kkkkkkk

  18. The policemen are there to enforce the law so if someone breaks the law,then its their duty to arrest him /her n our country does not allow gayism why should they b fired?

  19. The policemen are there to enforce the law so if someone breaks the law,then its their duty to arrest him /her n our country does not allow gayism why should they b fired?

  20. When I read & hear things of this nature in Malawi Iwish am a zimbabwean where its head of state has never been in state of indecisiveness driven by the foreign aid, I silute president Mugabe for openly castigate these foolish western ideologies…

  21. When I read & hear things of this nature in Malawi Iwish am a zimbabwean where its head of state has never been in state of indecisiveness driven by the foreign aid, I silute president Mugabe for openly castigate these foolish western ideologies…

  22. Kodi dzikoli akulamula ndi azunguwo kapena Mmalawi
    Zikundibowa ngati wachinyamata wa dziko lino kumalolera zopusanzo nkhani yake yofuna ndalama? Kodi kuno zakudya timagulira ndalama zakunja kapena zakonkuno & zakudya tili nazo dziko lathu lomwe lino Apolice-wo sadalakwise kumanga those stupid guys chifukwa akuziwa kuti ndizosaloledwa kwa Mwini wake Mulungu & ndi tchimo lalikulu munaonapo agalu akupanga homo-sexual? Mmene tikumuziwira galu anapangapo? Ganizani bwino ngati anthu oti munaphunzira mukutchedwa ma professor & bible mukuliziwa. Ndangodusa sinatchole nawo nkhwani eti.

  23. There is noting wrong for de officers thy were doing their job as de constitution remain.gvnt cant do dat just cuz of donors.stupt malawi 24 media.

  24. There is noting wrong for de officers thy were doing their job as de constitution remain.gvnt cant do dat just cuz of donors.stupt malawi 24 media.

  25. Loosing their job for. what. Be serious…the arrest did not come. from their head. the y were following what is in law of the land so… Don’t fire th. em, they have the right to work and make living

  26. Loosing their job for. what. Be serious…the arrest did not come. from their head. the y were following what is in law of the land so… Don’t fire th. em, they have the right to work and make living

  27. Police Officers Don’t Be Shaken! God Is Wth U! Dziko Lamalaw Likudana Ndi Kuwala Lakonda Mdima Ndi Pempho Langa Kut Ndibwino Kuluza Ntchito Coz Of Fighting For The Truth That God Needs Than 2 Intertain Devil’ America Is Ful Of Evil Deeds Than Malaw’ Officers God Be Wth U! Be Like The Martyrs Of Uganda! Wel Done Officers God Wil Promote U Ibelieve!

  28. Police Officers Don’t Be Shaken! God Is Wth U! Dziko Lamalaw Likudana Ndi Kuwala Lakonda Mdima Ndi Pempho Langa Kut Ndibwino Kuluza Ntchito Coz Of Fighting For The Truth That God Needs Than 2 Intertain Devil’ America Is Ful Of Evil Deeds Than Malaw’ Officers God Be Wth U! Be Like The Martyrs Of Uganda! Wel Done Officers God Wil Promote U Ibelieve!

  29. THATS IMPOSIBLE.WE HAVE LAWS GOVERNING OUR COUNTRY MALAWI.AND THE POLICE OFFICERS CAN’T LOSE THEIR JOB AS THERE ARE LAWS THAT DEFEND THEM.MUNTHU MMODZI SANGASINTHE MALAMULO ADZIKO LATHU NDIPO SIZIDZATHEKA.APOLICE MANGANI CHITSIRU CHILICHONSE CHOMWE MUTI MUCHIPEZE CHIKUPANGA ZIMENEZI.

  30. THATS IMPOSIBLE.WE HAVE LAWS GOVERNING OUR COUNTRY MALAWI.AND THE POLICE OFFICERS CAN’T LOSE THEIR JOB AS THERE ARE LAWS THAT DEFEND THEM.MUNTHU MMODZI SANGASINTHE MALAMULO ADZIKO LATHU NDIPO SIZIDZATHEKA.APOLICE MANGANI CHITSIRU CHILICHONSE CHOMWE MUTI MUCHIPEZE CHIKUPANGA ZIMENEZI.

  31. I have been following this,as malawian citizen,if the officers sucked from their job vilginia palmer should be stoned,if our leaders agrees with the move they should freelly leave our mother Malawi to America otherwise this may lead the majority to stage war against government and the gays who are minority in the country,olakwa ndi omwe anawaona ndikuwasiyao anayenera kugendedwa on the spot,vilginia are you married to a woman?if not you are stupid and that we dont benefit with your aid so please stay away from Malawi

  32. this foolishness wat the government is doing wat r the donors doing to this country, those police officers were doing their job , those gays violent the laws of the country

  33. CHIMENECHI NDE CHAMBA KODI AMALAWI TINAKHALA BWANJI ZOONA WINA NTCHITO YAKE ITHE CHIFUKWA CHA AZUNGU KODI AZUNGUWO AKUTHANDIZANI CHANI ZA CHAMBA BASI ACHINA MTAMBO NDI ANZAKE KAGWERENI UKO INU MUNAKWATILA NKAZI BWANJI OSAKWATILANA AMUNA NOKHANOKHA BWANJI MULUNGU NDITHU AKULANGANI POMPANO MUMUFUNSE UNDULE

  34. if the government accept this foolish homosexuality, then we should hold demostrations in all cities and towns of malawi…. lets just stand against homosexuality

  35. Gays,go to hell with wat u call US Envoy.we are malawians and we wil still be.GOD fearing nation.tel that Us ambassodar to pack and Leave.gays belong to hell.dogs………

    • The problem is not the police its the laws. Therefore the police men cannot loose their jobs for enforcing the laws for which they were employed. Their job description says they should be enforcing the laws of Malawi. As such they have done nothing wrong. The president is the one who needs to lose his job for not ordering the review of this law so that it can be amended to suit his pay masters not Malawian voters who put him in office. This is a sad moment for Malawi and its justice system. As long as we remain poor we will never have true democracy, independence and own justice system as everything will be dictated by USA, UK and Germany to whom we are selling our democracy, freedom, independence and justice system for donations and financial aid.

  36. kupepela kwa bomaa lathu ndiye kumeneku, uganda anakana poyera pamaso usa koma atsogoleli athu mantha komaso dyera,ka palmer kasatiophyeze nkachaniso, let us follow our culture si usa kuno yay, koma aaaaa poti mutu ndiumene ukulephela kulimba ndiye enafe nkutan tingayambekulephela ku wamakopon,kalanga ine!!! malawi timpange format,akachosedwa tchito apolisi palmer asowe.

  37. With regard to the constitution of the Republic of Malawi………… Gays, homosexuals, lesbians, whatever they called are criminals, illegals, transgression, abomination, insane, retards….. :p :p :p :p :p Malawi is Anti-Homo.. If there is any citizen of Malawi who is a homophobic retard, I advise you to move on and find a nation or country where your foolishness is legal. There are so many countries out there, leave my mother Malawi alone. Fotseki ;> ;> ;> ;>

  38. What? Donors again? That’s bull shit. Malawi is suffering and they have withheld their funds so they want what? Idiots! The policemen are not in trouble else the donors it’s non of their business. Let police arrest and courts punish them.

  39. mtonkhani wake ndiye bakha weniwenitu ntchito itha alakwa chani ?amalumbiratu kutetezama malamulo check cp and ec,constitution of malawi and laws of malawi wamva jimu mtolankhani wa paindo iwe wadya zingati zamatanyula ?the officers deserve promotions for the job well done

  40. Malawi24 is full of idiots and mediocrity. How can you say the police officers will lose their jobs? Don’t you know that the laws of Malawi are still intact? Which law did those police officers violet? Do you think they are stupid like you? Watch your tongue baby

  41. just try and sack them! we will meet @ capital hill. kusalozedwa eti! mumuuzenso mbuyanuyo kt ngati afuna apite ngati achimwene ake anene. as for you madam palmer you suck!

  42. I coulf prefer if we had more than 10000 Osama Bin Ladens to blast the Whole USA coz is the only source of dervils in de name of human rights

  43. I believe in the truth. It is totally unacceptable. We will always enforce the laws of malawi withouy fear or favour. Kulibe kuvomereza same sex marriages ku malawi kuno period!

  44. Zinali zotumidwa zimenezi, mukumbukile nthawi ya Bingu khani ngati zomwezi. Wina wake ndi mtumiki wa satana ndi amene akumayambitsa zimenezi. Komanso bwanji Boma ndi Zipani zotsutsa osakhala limodzi ndikulimba mtima ndikunena , Gay ife takana

  45. Malawian uchitsiru at their best jump the answer ofcause how high, bwana presdent manfesto anu munat ucan run this country without any help bt ustill syng malawi is crises, mumati ndinu bilioneir yet ucant manage kugula your own jet mxie mukfnaso ndrama zaphawixo ,ndatopa nanu

  46. This is bullshit, where is my Malawi heading to, these gays they belong to hell not in our beautiful country so called Malawi. Send them to mzaleka prison. Wait am coming there I will declare war against gays watchthespsce.

  47. Laws are not made by kasambara. Parliament. Bills are never accented by kasambara , president. Review has never been tabled in Parliament. So #Willy #Matwanje, sorry

  48. If the Laws of Malawi still stand against same sex marriages, then no body will lose his job because they enforced the laws of this beautiful but poor country.

  49. Malawi police is there to ensure that law breakers are taken to court.The laws are made by parliament.Parliament must change this ant gay law.As long as the ant gay law exist it will be lawlessness for the police to see this happening.

  50. Our police officers are not conversant with the laws. Pali ine pano kumadziwa kut lamulo limeneli analipanga suspend and it was made clear by the then minister of justice Mr. Kasambala SC. Therefore when u charge some1 with the case that does not exist you likely to answer charges of unlawful arrest, detention without trial.

  51. I don’t know the reason of celebrating 51 years of independent while we are not in there, we’re in the hands of whites i say so bcoz everything we have to be done is controlled by them so kaya ndi umphawi tikufunika mtsogoleli olimba mtima osamangolandila zilizonse if we say no akhale no. ANTHU AWA ANACHITA KUTUMIDWA CHIFUKWA CHA KANDALAMA MUNALANDILAKO. THESE PIPO THEY HAVE TO READ HOLYBIBLE ON “1 TIMOTHY 4”, GOD FORGIVE THEM THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

  52. Lets the Americans Be Our Police- Let Them Come In Our Police Units, Posts, Stations And Roads. Shame To America Shame To Our Govm. God Will Rule For Ever. Fear Not Psalm 27:1-7

  53. in sodom,marriage between people of similar sex was the spark for God 2 burn it,so because nowadayz people have become loverz of money not God,the policemen wil be arrested because they fear God’s commandz b@ you satanic people you feel that they are breaking your rights,that’s full abomination before GOD!

  54. Tumayambitsa tokha thru those Human Rights activists, they r turning political now ruling d government. Agalu inu, atombolombo, had it been government hasn’t released these bastards bwezi mutakamatcha pansewu kuti boma lankhaza. I hate u! Agologolo.
    We shd expect more punishments from God I tell u, and if we continue wt dis, one day tidzapezeka mu Zambezi, Malawi yense atakokoloka.
    Mxieww

  55. Shame to I.G.of police and Mulomwe opanda manuyo iyeyo angokwatilira chitsazo eti? Ntchito zake ndizomwezo zamathanyulazo goat(Mbuzi).

  56. No wonder to see legalisation of this sinful act in Malawi as the Bible states clearly that we are in the last days. That is what it is called 666.Exchanging our faith with earthly worthy.
    I plea with Malawians to stand strong and pray for the Mercy of the Lord to be upon our country.
    WHAT A SHAME TO OUR GOD!!

  57. Alakwanso chani ? Kumanga anthu ophwanya lamulo ? Kodi akutilamulira ndi azungu ok ngati atsogoleri athu mukuvomereza zopusazi ndiye kuti nanunso ndi m’modzi mwa iwo , ndiye kuti mulora satana kulamulira dziko lino ndibwino pa misonkhano yanu pasamapempheredwe chifukwa mulungu simumziwa , we fear God not donors

  58. Why losing job? Mukufuna muziaopseza aziopa kugwira ntchito yao, kodi amalandililaji ndalamayo musativute it’s part of their job

  59. Stupid Donors, Stupid Gafament. Try Firing These Officers . Tionetsana .Takutopelani ANYAPAPI Inu. These Officers Were Conducting Their Duty According To Malawi’s Constitution Ndiye Muwachotse Ntchito?

  60. If they loose theır job that ıncıdents wıll lead to strıke.We wıll strıke due to thıs ışsue of someone loses hıs or her job when they doıng theır job rıght for arrestıng thıs ıdıots gays.No one can lose job when he or she doıng hıs or her job accordıng to the law.Malawı ıs gay free country.If the law changes that ıs dıfferent story.But for now those gays must be arrested and convıcted to more than 14years.NO ONE CAN LOSE A JOB DUE TO GAY ARREST.SAY NO TO GAYZ IN MALAWI.

  61. Kodi dziko lathuli vuto ndichani? If those police will lose thier jobs which means all the police will not do thier recommended job bcz they will be scared. A bwana pulezident konseko kufuna zithandizo?

  62. Kodi dziko lathuli vuto ndichani? If those police will lose thier jobs which means all the police will not do thier recommended job bcz they will be scared. A bwana pulezident konseko kufuna zithandizo?

  63. Inu a Malawi24 ndi amene mukuwauza ma donors kuti atero. Mtolankhani OPUSA. Muziona nkhani zolemba, zoti akhoza kuwachotsa akuuza ndani? That’s being unprofessional.

  64. I Can See Tidakalamuliridwa Ndi Atsamunda Zomwe Zili Zomvetsa Chisoni Kwambiri.We Are Forgetting Kuti Anthu Ena Adaluza Miyoyo Yawo Polimbana Ndi Ulamuliro Umenewu.Ndindaniso Lero Angalore Kutaya Moyo Wake Kuti Atipulumutse Poti #JOHN_CHILEMBWE Ndiye Adatisiya

    • They became stiff on Malawi already with their aid(s) ndiye pano adziti bzyokolobzyokolo zopanda nsinjiro konse ndi lero tamenyetsa mutu pa mwala kuti akanganya amenewa atithangateko?

  65. #Stupid-Idont see any wrong doing to these officers.I mean its stupid thing to criticise them as they were doing their job basing on Malawis Constitution,Again Stupid thing!!!!!!

  66. You are cursed for bringing this evil practice into ex-warm heart of Africa! May the Almighty God severely punish you for this kind of leadership, you are cursed! Really cursed! You will never ever prosper, Malawi, until you get rid of this evil! Beter if you (the cause, who have accepted) were not born unlike taking this country to chaos. Lord hear my prayer!

  67. Malawi allowed democracy and she must be at par with international community. Please allow homosexuals. Be logic. It will not affect your economy.

  68. This whole situation will be so ridiculous if they do lose their jobs for doing their job. I know there are many homosexuals in Malawi and it’s not something that just came about, they were born that way and some feel as if they were born in the wrong body. I may sound as if I’m taking sides, but I’m not. And I’m a straight young lady that loves men.
    As Malawians one thing we should accept is that homosexuals are everywhere and yes, they do have sex. It is unfortunate that these two were caught even though the act was done in the privacy of their own home. A lot of you are saying they will burn in hell, what’s the point of being so concerned? It’s them that will burn, not you(if you are holier). Before condemning them, first secure yourself a good spot in heaven and then come judge them. I’m not saying that the laws should change in any way, all I’m I’m saying is, let them go. As long as they don’t have sex in public or walk around wearing skirts, then it’s okay with me. They may not reproduce, what’s the point? We are unable to do some things due to rapid population growth.

  69. Osamaopyseza a police asiyeni agwire ntchito yawo malinga ndi malamulo. Ngati dziko la Malawi sitivomeleza za ukwati wa the same sex kodi apolisi akhala bwanji pa risk yoti angaluze ntchito yawo kamba ka force from donor? Dziko lathu ndiloopa Mulungu.

  70. Kungoti akanakhala jb bwezi mukuti sitimuvotera nde poti zagwera mwanu nafeso sitizakuvotera pitala. Ife tisaope mzungu pofuna kupeza thandizo tuinazolowera ndi zero aid kkkkkk