Police taking an impartial probe into Nsundwe rape saga

The Malawi Police Service has insisted its fresh probe into the alleged rape of twenty women by its officers in Lilongwe will be impartial.

This is after a recent police report resurfaced stating no officer raped any woman contradicting a court order for government to compensate the women; K4 million each.

In 2019, 20 women were allegedly sexually abused by Police officers during post-election violence whilst the officers retaliated to a political protest that had led to one of their colleagues killed.

However, in the wake of the recent reservations on the fresh police-probe, James Kadadzera, National Police Spokesperson has told MIJ Online the nation should expect an impartial investigation.

โ€œThe service assures the nation that the Independent Police Complaints Service has accepted to take over a leading role in the joint investigations. This will take away the concern of actual or perceived bias by the service,โ€ he said.

Currently, the Malawi Human Rights Commission and Women Lawyers are probing the matter as a criminal offence jointly with the Police.

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