Malawi Police investigate bomb scare

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The Malawi Police Service (MPS) reveals it has launched investigations into reports of a man who allegedly attempted to launch a grenade under a car belonging to organizers of the anti-Jane Ansah protests.

The development led to a meeting that was scheduled to take place between the Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale and the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) in Lilongwe failing to take place for security concerns. 

Initially, the meeting was supposed to take place at civic offices in Lilongwe, but was later changed to Crossroads hotel.

HRDC officials opted to cancel the meeting, citing security matters, despite the presence of the police.

In a statement signed by the James Kadadzera National Police Spokesperson he emphasizes that investigations are in progress to get to the bottom of the issue.

Meanwhile, Malawians are next week expected to be informed on the fate of anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations being championed by the HRDC.

This comes as a meeting between the HRDC and government agencies, led by the Attorney General, has agreed to exchange documents of their demands by Monday next week.

Addressing the media in Lilongwe, Attorney General has also indicated that another meeting will take place on Wednesday to discuss contents of the documents.

The meeting was the first within the 14 day window that was set by the Supreme Court with the intention of finding a peaceful way to demonstrate.


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