Police arrest 14 abusive forest rangers

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By Wezi Nyirongo Chamanza

 

The Police are assuring the public that the 14 forestry personnel, who physically assaulted women in Kasungu, will be prosecuted accordingly.

 

The 14, comprising 8 wildlife assistants and 6 forest officials, ordered two women to administer corporal punishment on each other in Chimaliro Forest Reserve.

 

This happened on Friday after the officers found the women in the protected forest which borders Kasungu and Mzimba districts.

 

A video clip depicting some law enforcers in uniform facilitating the women to brutally beat each other with big sticks went viral on social media.

 

It then caught the attention of the Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda who ordered an investigation on the matter.

 

The National Police Spokesperson James Kadadzera has since issued a statement confirming the arrest of the 14.

 

According to Kadadzera, these officers will face charges of causing grievous harm.

 

He further reveals that the two injured women were taken to hospital and have received medical treatment

 

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