6 August 2016 Last updated at: 5:12 PM

Govt applauds Malawi Police: Mutharika happy with their professionalism

The police have recently faced criticism for torturing Chancellor College students but government through its spokesperson Patricia Kaliati has applauded the officers for being professional during the anti-fees hike demonstrations.

In a statement, Kaliati thanked the police for being professional during the demonstrations organized by students and some Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) in the country.

Patricia Kaliati

Kaliati: Mutharika is happy

“Government also wishes to commend the members of the Malawi Police Service who were in action on Thursday for demonstrating yet again that we have a professional police service that has undertaken to respect the right of the people to demonstrate.

“This is the kind of police service that His Excellency the President would like to see,” reads part of the statement.

Kaliati also applauded President Peter Mutharika for having an audience with students from public universities on the fees hike matter.

The Malawi police came under fire for beating female students and some students with disabilities, a development that laid bare the brutality of the law enforcers in the country when they are handling different cases.

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