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Malawi’s Justice Ministry Contradict Police Findings On Chasowa Case

Written by  Written By Grace KANTCHENTCHE in Blantyre Mar 17, 2017

The Justice ministry is dismissing claims by the Malawi Police Service that findings on the murder case of Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa were handed over to the ministry.

It follows growing pressure from the public and legislators for Capital Hill to shed light on what the inquest uncovered, several years after it was launched.

Chasowa, a fourth year Engineering student was found dead at the Polytechnic campus in Blantyre in September 2011.

His murder raised suspicions in the public domain, especially after it was discovered that he was involved in clandestine political dealings.

During the previous session of parliament, legislators pressed the government side to ensure that the police conclude investigations pertaining to Chasowa’s death.

Speaking to Capital FM on Thursday this week, the police confirmed to have handed over their finding on the case to the Ministry of Justice.

National Spokesperson of the law enforcers told this reporter that the they are looking into several cases.

He added that they are currently investigating the case Former Director of Corporate Affairs at the Anti corruption bureau, Issa Njauju who was found gruesomely murdered in 2015.

Kadadzera added that apart from the two, they are also investigating the fire that gutted down part of ministry of agriculture offices at Capital Hill.

However in a separate interview, officials from the ministry of justice appeared to be in the dark on the development.

In a separate interview with Capital FM however, officials from the ministry of Justice appeared to be in the dark on the development.

Minister of Justice, Samuel Tembenu clearly said that he is not aware of what Kadadzera was alleging.

Tembenu went on to say that the only thing police had reached out to the ministry about was that they need help on with investigations into such cases.


At the beginning of the year the police disclosed they would put more effort in investigating cases that had gathered dust on the shelves, but with the latest revelation it remains to be seen if they will keep their promise.

Last modified on Friday, 17 March 2017 14:29

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