Cedep unhappy with investigations on Chasowa, Njauju murders

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The Centre for the Development of People (Cedep) has expressed worry over government’s plans to hire international experts to probe the death of a Polytechnic University student Robert Chasowa and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) official Issa Njauju arguing that the development will “delay justice”

Minister of Justice and Constitutional affairs Samuel Tembenu disclosed last week at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre that government plans to have international experts to investigate the two cases.

Tembenu argued that the findings by the local commission of inquiry could not lead to arrest of any individuals as they lacked evidence.

Gift Trapence

Gift Trapence: The progress is worrisome.

He then added that his ministry is to look for experts across the borders to investigate on the matter.

However, Cedep executive director Gift Trapence has expressed worry arguing that the development is to delay justice on the matter.

Trapence added that the cases have taken a long period of time for them to see the light of justice.

He further said the new international inquiry is likely to frustrate justice as more time will be given for the investigations to be conducted.

Chasowa, an engineering student and political activist was the chair of a student activist group, Youth for Democracy (YFD). The YFD printed a weekly pro-democracy and anti-Bingu wa Mutharika administration newsletter called the Weekly Political Update.

His mysterious death made international headlines but was ruled a suicide under the Bingu wa Mutharika administration. In October 2012, the results of a commission of inquiry led by President Joyce Banda’s administration ruled his death as a murder.

While Njauju was found dead near presidential villas in the capital Lilongwe after two days of missing.

Postmortem results showed that Njauju was shot twice in the neck and chest before he was buried. Njauju’s official vehicle was found burnt to ashes in Mtsiriza, near Area 47.

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  1. Mene anayambila kufuvuza nkhani imeneyi pana lelo olo tsogolo silikuoneka ,
    Anthu akulowa boma chilinga kufuna kukolola musongo ya anthu ovutika eshiiiiii ibani koma nthawi izakwana

  2. With this Government l don’t think it will be easy to fish out those involved in the murder even isn’t safe for the people who are doing their level best to make sure there’s justice in this matter

  3. Genesis 4:10 But the LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground!” So is Chasowa blood. The sins of the killers will be remembered rest assured Jeremiah 16:17 “My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.”. Alekeni azinjoya pansi pansi. Pa tsiku la chiweruzo azasolva.

  4. Who really is Cedep & what is their role in Society?. In my view, they are more of a political tool than expected of a CSO, with their representation being so questionable. Life is the most precious gift the Lord GOD gives to every living & those around & such representation as our CSOs do, we all fall victims of both sides. There are always channels one has to use if there is a problem to sort & that’s why even the most civilized Nations have “closed door meetings” which restricts any intruders like the Media & others who serve different interests regardless of the consequences. BBC is one of the World’s most advanced Broadcaster but look at how they fuel tensions all around the World, from interviews & publishing reports of conflicts. More damaging than the benefits to know cos I’d rather not be informed then to see tensions worsen by propagandas.

  5. Let me tell u pipo, this cant progresivly move when this heatless DPP is still in power. Unless otherwise this will be just a wastage of tym and resourses. Who Can bite afinger that is feeding him ? Chinyau Chabe Ichi !

  6. d soul of human beig is quite different with thoz of goats,mbewa…and many other animals,xo musanaphe mzizifusa kaye kut inu mzapita kut.u r kilig reproductive pipo u want 2 b lyk pharaoh et.continue 2019 is just cloz i hop iz wen we wil knw d trueth about this otherwis u r just increasig pain to d relatives of these pipo,do u think they don,t knw the trueth.we r watchig keenly tiyenazo.

  7. No Truth In Dis World We Are Waiting For De Tym Where We Will Be Equal In The Presence Of Lord We Already Know Murders And Their Plans Mungofuna Kuwononga Chuma Chaboma Anachita Kuphedwa Ngati Nyama Ndi Chilungamo Chioneka Bwanji Popeza Khoswe Ali Pa M`khate

  8. No Truth In Dis World We Are Waiting For De Tym Where We Will Be Equal In The Presence Of Lord We Already Know Murders And Their Plans Mungofuna Kuwononga Chuma Chaboma Anachita Kuphedwa Ngati Nyama Ndi Chilungamo Chioneka Bwanji Popeza Khoswe Ali Pa M`khate

  9. investigation ya chani nanu who a u mutiphimbe m’manso apa ife tingodikila judge wamkulu ndamene adzaweluza zonsezi imfa ya matafale Robert chasowa …….Zumatiphwetekatu.