Police nab 40 suspects over Msundwe cop stoning

Written by  MBC Online

Malawi Police authorities said Thursday they have arrested 40 suspects who stoned and killed a Police Mobile Service (PMS) superintendent Usumani Imedi who found himself in the crossfire when riot police tried to quell unrest at the hotbed trading centre along Mchinji-Lilongwe road.

Some of the 40 suspects, who include youths, being ferried to police detention. Some of the 40 suspects, who include youths, being ferried to police detention.
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National Police publicist James Kadadzera said the suspects were being interrogated before deciding the type of charges to level against them, which might include murder.


Imedi was killed in cold blood by a mob believed to be MCP sympathizers who were blocking DPP supporters from travelling to attend President Arthur Peter Mutharika’s ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 250 secondary schools  at Kawale primary school in Lilongwe city.

 

The mob action has been widely condemned by both Mutharika and foreign governments, including the USA.


At  the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 250 secondary schools in Malawi, American Ambassador to Malawi Robert Scott called on Malawi leaders to reflect on peace as a way forward.



“All leaders must insist on peace,” said the ambassador in the presence of Mutharika who presided over the ground breaking ceremony at Kawale in Lilongwe.

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