Mutharika confirms cop 'stoned and killed'

Written by  MBC Online

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Tuesday confirmed a police officer on duty was stoned and killed.

File photo: President Mutharika speaking at a rally File photo: President Mutharika speaking at a rally

Mutharika said this at Kamuzu Institute for Youth in Lilongwe after earlier on performing a ground breaking ceremony for 250 secondary schools project.


The President did not give details on why the cop was killed but asked the mammoth crowd to observe one minute silence in honour of the slain police officer.


“Let his spirit rest in peace,” Mutharika said.


Eye witnesses told MBC Online that the cop was allegedly stoned and killed by angry MCP supporters who burnt tyres along the Mchinji Lilongwe Road to block DPP supporters from travelling to attend the DPP rally at Kawale in Lilongwe.


At a 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.


Mutharika when speaking to Aljazeera said he is not against the demonstrations but is against violent demonstrations. He said no right is superior than the other and he has since challenged the demonstrators to stop because they don't have a point.

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