Bvumbwe Police Station Fracas' Report to Delay - MHRC

Angry mob torched the police station Angry mob torched the police station - file photo

Resource constraint has delayed the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) to conclude the investigation and release of the report on Bvumbwe Police Station fracas. 

MHRC launched a probe into the circumstances that led to the death of a 19-year old man after police allegedly fired live bullets to disperse an angry crowd which stormed the police following the death of a suspect in police custody in January this year. 
However, the Commission' spokesperson Kate Kujaliwa has told Zodiak Online that "it may be difficult to commit to a specific date and time of releasing the report" since apart from complexities of the investigation, it faced financial challenges. 
"The Commission has not managed to conclude the investigation and subsequent release of the report due resource constraints.
"It may be difficult for the Commission  to commit to a specific date and time due to complexities of case investigations which normally are beyond the commission's control. However, once the investigation is concluded, the Commission will release the report to the public as it always  does," Kujaliwa assured. 
While Centre for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) executive director Victor Mhango feels the delay will not affect implementation of the recommendations, Citizen Alliance Chairperson Charles Chijere Chirwa, indicates "the report outcome is key in restoring the sour relationship between police and the community in the area". 
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Last modified on Sunday, 17/07/2022

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