A 30 year-old man in Chileka in the commercial city of Blantyre is helpless and in pain after he was shot by a police officer a week ago.
According to information made available to this publication, the man, James Black was shot last week Sunday, on March 13 at his residence in Undani village in Chileka.
The victim said on this day, he was coming from his wife’s home Chitungu village and was heading to his home village where he wanted to meet his brother in-law.
Black said before meeting his in-law, he sat down and joined a certain group of other friends who were busy watching a grader that was clearing a road in the village.
“I was sitting on a line watching the grader then a certain police officer came, we talked politely and he left.
“The officer later met a fellow police officer who gave him a gun and some live bullets and he shot my left hand for no specific reason,” said Black.
He further said when he went to hospital for treatment, he was told to buy Brufen since the facility did not have any medication.
According to reports reaching this publication, the police officer who shot Black was patrolling the area and was drunk on that day.
After the incident, Malawi Police Service transferred him on the same day in order to protect him.
However, the Chileka police have not done anything on the matter except telling the victim to sign a police statement soon after recovering.