Malawi Police officers working in fear

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Shocking revelations indicate that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government has instilled fear in the Malawi police service such that officers are working under heavy political pressure from top party officials.

Some police officers who revealed this to Malawi24 on Wednesday claimed that they have been advised to be taking orders from top officials in a bid to cover up errors committed by the ruling party.

They added that the instructions have not spared all public relations officers in the service who have been strictly told not to publicize everything which may in any case expose the flaws of the current government.

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In fear. (Library)

“We are working under their political influence and not serving Malawians as assigned. They told us to be following orders from the ruling party top officials and not any other person,” said the source pleading for anonymity.

He recalled what has presently happened to Mzimba police publicist constable Lingstone Kanjautso who has been stripped of his spokesperson duties by authorities for confirming the death of a man who died due to hunger in the district.

“Kanjautso has been demoted for the same reason that he confirmed to the media about a man who died of hunger in Mzimba. Our job safety is under great intimidation with this government,” he added.

As if this were not enough, he went on to reveal that many officers who tried to exposed weaknesses of the current government are tensed up because they have as well been tipped of possible demotions and unlawful transfers.

Recently, officers at Mzimba police were shocked upon learning that the Inspector General of police ordered the demotion of Kanjautso on the basis that he was not appointed on the position by relevant authorities.

“When have they known that he wasn’t appointed by the Inspector General to be the publicist? We still believe that some politics have influenced the decision and we are not happy for their decision,” said one cop.

He added by trashing the current system whereby some politicians can still be influencing the Malawi police service saying the tendency makes them to perform ineffectively.

“This is the very same reason you find us police officers denying some opposition politicians to hold political rallies because they influence us. We would love if they would let us perform our duties independently,” he said.

However, national police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa insisted that there are no such fears among police officers as nobody from the ruling party is influencing their services with political authority.

He clarified the demotion of Kanjautso by claiming that the police officer was not trained to be a public relations officer for the police thus authorities have decided to replace him with someone who is well trained for the duty.

He said: “Most of the publicists who are just publicizing for the police without being appointed by relevant authorities will be demoted and be replaced by some new ones.”

 

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  1. Let us remove this government in 2019 this party will kill us all they are greed of ruling let police department do its job no politics in police u want to kill and do bad things and no one will arrest you evil politician

  2. mmm! koma zanyanya guyz bwanji! kodi tazibvomerani zinazi! akulephela basi anthu fertelesar alibe chakudya alibe akadakhala kuti ndi abambo anga ndikadangoti madala tulani pansi udindo mukulephela kuyendetsa dzikoli! basi

  3. mmm! koma zanyanya guyz bwanji! kodi tazibvomerani zinazi! akulephela basi anthu fertelesar alibe chakudya alibe akadakhala kuti ndi abambo anga ndikadangoti madala tulani pansi udindo mukulephela kuyendetsa dzikoli! basi

  4. mmm! koma zanyanya guyz bwanji! kodi tazibvomerani zinazi! akulephela basi anthu fertelesar alibe chakudya alibe akadakhala kuti ndi abambo anga ndikadangoti madala tulani pansi udindo mukulephela kuyendetsa dzikoli! basi

  5. Aaaaaaaaaa nanunso inu,mesa zakhala zikuchitika ndi maboma ambuyo monsemu ndiye zikhale zachilendo lero?amalawi yang’anani patali ma media enawa ngosochelesa iyaaaaaa nawonso okomentawo nkhudenkhude zenizeni iyaaaaaa

    • am supporting ua point.political its a dirty game they want good things from pipo but they d’t pay bk good things to pipo.anyway just lv it as it is untill judgement dy

    • am supporting ua point.political its a dirty game they want good things from pipo but they d’t pay bk good things to pipo.anyway just lv it as it is untill judgement dy

  6. Wat do u expct from our police wen de deputy IG z sm one who has bin de guard commander ov bingu n he maintained de same post wen peter came in,, on top ov dat we v a commissioner whoz also de director ov finance, who z de blood brother to kaliati

  7. vuto ndiloti sitiyendako kupitamaiko anzathu,kamuzu Banda adati timaphunzira koyenda.Tikapita ku mozambique,zimbabwer,south Africa,zambia zinthunso kumeneko zavutiratu moti sizikuyenda ata Rand nayo yagwa komatu anzathuwo ali ndi migodi

  8. mavuto azachuma kukwera kwa zinthu ndimavuto adziko lonse.Nonse mukuona mvula mene ikuvutira tinganene kuti asakukubweretsa mvula ndi a president?Tiyeni amalawi tidziwe kulemekezana osamatukwa kuwina pa mpando wa u president kaya adabera koma simasewera.wena adati ,”ngati inu mukulemba mayeso ndikumaonera nkukhonza ndekuti inu ndiwanzeru” chifukwa pali wena amaonera koma osakhonza.pazisankho aliyense amayesetsa kumbali yao kuti ziyende koma zizidayende

    • Koma yy malawi zinthu zakwela kwambili zofunika kut m’sogoleri ndi azilongozi ake akambilane bwin coz tikuona mapost awa amapost kut apita kwakut anthu akumwalira ndinjala ku mdziko ok anyway mvula ine ndikuona kut ndichilango chimenechi coz zinthu sizimayenda bwino 1 msogoleri samakambika 2 kubera boma lopanda kale ndalama 3 mu Malawi umoyo umene wayamba pano chauta samakondwela nao, pomaliza tingoti tipephere kwamulungu atinkhulukile chifukwa chamachimo ambili amene akuchika kwanthuko, God bless our Malawi.

    • Mavuto ali dziko lonse lapansi, kodi president angadyetse dziko lonse lino? Nooo guys sometimes its gud to think well tikamalemba izi, last yr mvula inavuta & zodziwikilatu kuti njala iliko nde osamangopanga accuse president zilizonse, munthu mukufuna atani? Is he God?

    • Soon after chiradzulo turn off i see alot of trucks offlaoding maize almost everyday.When we were also passing tde trucks r there some affloading & others waiting along de road.But if this maize has bn distrubuted to Admarc deports officers there sell maize to business pipo.How do i knw this?Zodiac radio reported dat pipo in Dedza stoned a certain Admarc depot coz they denied pipo to buy maize.if u ask why yet maize sock was there,reason is corruption. Now de question iz how many Admarc deports r doing de same.just 2 yrs ago i witnessed with ma nacked eyes 2 trucks full of maize offloading at someones house with police Escort at midnite & one Admarc official.I said ok ,How many Depots r doing de same? But pipo still blame presidnt yet Mr President can’t be anywhere accross de counry he rely upon police officials who r also involved in malpractises reaching a point of borrowing their guns to thieves

    • Go to Migowi SFFRM there was a land cruiser there just tde yabwera masana mudali apolice,mene mdima wagwa around 2 minutes past 7,taona ayamba kupakira fertilizer mu landcruiser ija wapolice ali momo.Amatani osapakira masana? Mukudziwa pamenepa pakuonongeka zinthu ziwiri one mafuta akuyendera ndi aboma,galimoto yaboma akabera katunduyo.aika dala apolice kuti wina asafunse akawaona apolice ali momo adzingoti ali pa escort za bodza

  9. #amos phiri take care we are not babies who doesn’t know about mutharika’s goverment,why gay they are above the law,useless police.

  10. Inu aMALAWI24:Mudzasokoneza maganizo aanthu m’malawi muno kufikira liti?Mwatitopetsa ndinkhani zompusa zopanda umboni.Mxiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  11. My dear u are alier,Who told you that malawi police is working in fear?They work according 2 their proffessionalism not somebody’s orders.Plz don’t use malawi police service4 personal gains.Nosense

  12. No wonder! This gvnt forced into power without knowledge v running the country! But we respect u police as u arrest us if we commit a crime but do u also intimidated with so called gvnt officials?mmmmm,nothing z gud in this country. Remember police n Army , this country z in ur hands! Try to leave these officials one day without u police secure them, sure we’ll kill them with stones cause we don’t need them at all ! They r all rubbish, so called DPP

  13. No wonder they get orders for any arrest they want to do , they can not arrest people who killed Njauju and Chasowa because they haven’t received orders from DPP , the four people who got killed in Mwanza just because the commander in chief for the police told them to arrest all those who got involved in killing the Gogos , it is the most top in the DPP rank who tells them who to arrest , 10 got arrest and still more are to be arrested because of the orders they got

  14. Please DPP help the poor, they are in troubles. for example fertilizer now is on k25 000, maize pale of 20 litres is on k4500 here in the Northern region.. nothing good at all to the poor people. everything is too expensive on the market to the poor malawian. please please politics cannot be eaten!

  15. Amalawi24 Mumangolemba Zonyanzitsa Boma. Inu ndiotani kodi, maka iwe writer are you politician who want to baptise us to join your party? nde kut boma silinachiteko something right to you and the Malawians?

  16. Blaming our bosses at work ,teachers at school ,leaders at church ,parents at home and all people in authorities will not develop our country.we will die in poverty .

  17. Malawi Police Service when have you saved Malawians or our nation??? we all know that Politicians are your Master not us so stop complaining to us because your masters are demoting you. You save Politicians not us period

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